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By Gary on 04-22-12
What a great listen!
Would you consider the audio edition of Ragnarok to be better than the print version?
Both were excellent. The language is very rich. I enjoyed going back and forth between the two versions.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the way Byatt incorporated her growing up with the myths into the book. This added a whole new dimension that I wasn't expecting.
Have you listened to any of Harriet Walter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Walter was a new reader for me. Where has she been hiding? She was great. I just bought her version of Mansfield Park. I wish she had a bigger list of books. I hope to hear much more from her. She added tremendously to this audio.
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By Darryl on 02-02-13
A. S. Byatt is an excellent writer and I thoroughly enjoyed this. I like Norse myth anyway and thought it would be weaved into a modern story of some type, allegorically/symbolically etc. but was very pleased to hear a retelling of Norse myth, specially centered upon Loki and Ragnarok. I hope some day there will be some audio geared completely at Norse Myth but for now this is excellent. Byatt is stylistically very nice and the narrator nails the names and voice. I remember there was some Norse references in Possession which is a beautiful novel. I have read/listened to several Byatt, Possession, the Game, Matisse, Djinn and enjoy them all. very nice author, Possession being one of the best books I've read, and I look forward to listening to this again as well.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful