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Icelandic Fairy- and Folk Tales


a man standing in between ice sheets

Author: Óþekktur –

Publisher: Kómedíuleikhúsið –

Genre: Myth and Fairy Tale –

Overall rating: 3/5 –

Writing: 3/5 –

Duration: 1:05 (very short) –

Narrator: Elfar Logi Hannesson –

Narrator/performance: 5/5 –

Impressions: n/a –

Performance errors: n/a –

Complexity/reading level: 5/5 –

Audience: General


A fascinating production, mostly due to the lector. The sounds of Iceland are reflected in the voice and intonation of Elfar Logi Hannesson. The quality of the recording is not very good but it also has a certain charm.

The stories consist mostly of simple action, short dialogue and descriptions of social life, as folk tales do. They record the strength and resilience of the people of Iceland. People interested in the mean Huldufólk will also find a lot of interest here.

Icelandic Fairy- and Folk Tales audiobook cover

Not the most fortunate audiobook cover I have seen, to be honest. It is what it is.

Cover Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash