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  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Christopher Guetig
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (683 ratings)

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Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

By: Rick Riordan
Narrated by: Christopher Guetig
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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard book one, by Rick Riordan, read by Christopher Guetig.

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits. One day he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - who tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday.

To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

©2015 Rick Riordan (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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it was good

it was ok but it was a bit too jokey at the begining but I grew to like it

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Great story, the narrator reads very fast

It's another great story from Rick Riordan with interesting characters, you get to learn a lot about Norse mythology and the storyline is interesting. The only thing that makes this a sometimes difficult listen is that the narrator reads very fast.

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Fabulous for fans of adventure and Norse mythology

The Sword of Summer has all the intelligence, heart and humour I've come to associate with Rick Riordan's books but it most definitely has a different vibe than the Greek and Roman - and even the Egyptian - books... which isn't a bad thing!

In the beginning, Magnus is living on the street after the death of his mother some years before and he is oblivious that he is a Norse demigod. Throughout the book, we get to see Magnus become one of the einherjar - immortal warriors of Valhalla - and learn about his family history and the world of the Norse gods all whilst trying to prevent Fenrir wolf from breaking free from his chains, and Surtr from getting his hands on the Sword of Summer, thus kick-starting Ragnarok.

The book is packed full of Norse mythology and I am glad that I listened to the audiobook otherwise I'd never have been able to pronounce the various Norse terms! My Norse mythology isn't as strong as my Roman and Greek but the tales and features of Riordian's world still felt familiar to me and would be an easy way of introducing the Norse Pantheon to kids.

The story was fast-paced with a diverse cast of characters. The book had a core of humour, loyalty, bravery and adventure like all of the author's books, however, I'd be so bold as to say that Hotel Valhalla is even crazier than Camp Half-blood or Camp Jupiter and the einherjar are absolutely bonkers!

All in all, I really liked it! I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who loves a good story filled with adventure and mythology.

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ANONYMOUS

THIS IS A VERY ENTERTAINING BOOK IT HAS HUMOR AND ADVENTURE . VERY GOOD

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Good

It was so interesting to hear ok and I love it so much too ok

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Norse rules

I love the book I was more into the Greek gods but know I read this I'm a Norse nut 😃😇💗💗😍

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Loved it so much!

Loved it! Gripping storyline and great characters. Not a fan of the narrator but he is still good at telling the story

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I loved this audio book and I want more like this in the future.
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Great story, poor narration

The story was great like the other books from previous series done by Rick Riordan. The only thing that lets this down is the narrator who genuinely sounds like AI.

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Good Book

I would listen to this again as Magnus and the others are brilliantly written characters portrayed well in this audiobook. I love Magnus's narration and the audiobook format brings the characters to life in a way the page can't. Rick Riordan's books translate well to this format.

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