The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok

  • by Ben Waggoner - Translator
  • Narrated by Ray Chase
  • 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Although based on historical persons from the ninth century, Ragnar Lodbrok and his sons are the subjects of compelling legends dating from the Viking era. Warriors, raiders, and rulers, Ragnar and his sons inspired unknown writers to set down their stories over seven centuries ago. This volume presents new and original translations of the three major Old Norse texts that tell Ragnar's story: The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok, The Tale of Ragnar's Sons, and The Sögubrot. Ragnar's death song, the "Krákumál," completes the story. Extensive notes and commentary are provided, helping listeners enter the world of these timeless stories of Viking adventure.

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Primordial fun

Viking sagas are rather baffling out of context, and there's no context offered in this audiobook. It starts telling you about some people. They do a lot of stuff (serpent-slaying, fighting and propagating, mostly). They have children, the children grow up and fight, propagate and slay more serpents. Things continue in this vein and then it stops.

This is not a complaint though. The translation is meaty and listenable, and the reader sounds like a viking. It's not too long, and individual stories within it are interesting. It's an intriguing journey into an alien world.

The reader reads the book a little too briskly for my taste, which doesn't suit the poetic nature of the language. I found that if I slowed him down to x0.75, he sounded fine and seemed to relish the words more.
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- David

Totally Viking

a must read if you truly love Viking stores. this book was totally freaking AWWWESOME!
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- Uruzz Tyrburr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-17-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.