The Fall of the Nibelungs

UNKNOWN ( - ), translated by Margaret ARMOUR (1860 - 1943)

"The Fall of the Nibelungs" is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the task by the Roman general Flavius AĆ«tius. The introduction to the 1908 edition summarizes the story, "And so 'the discord of two women,' to quote Carlyle, 'is as a little spark of evil passion, which ere long enlarges itself into a crime; foul murder is done; and now the sin rolls on like a devouring fire, till the guilty and the innocent are alike encircled with it, and a whole land is ashes, and a whole race is swept away.'", a story not for the faint of heart. Summary by Phil Schempf.

Dedicated proof-listeners: Carolin Ksr & DaveC

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 First Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 02 Second Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 03 Third Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 04 Fourth Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 05 Fifth Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 06 Sixth Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 07 Seventh Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 08 Eighth Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 09 Ninth Adventure Michael Wolf
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Play 10 Tenth Adventure Phil Schempf
00:20:05
Play 11 Eleventh Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 12 Twelfth Adventure Phil Schempf
00:10:04
Play 13 Thirteenth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 14 Fourteenth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 15 Fifthteenth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 16 Sixteenth Adventure Phil Schempf
00:15:58
Play 17 Seventeenth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 18 Eighteenth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 19 Nineteenth Adventure Phil Schempf
00:10:09
Play 20 Twentieth Adventure Phil Schempf
00:28:50
Play 21 Twenty-first Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 22 Twenty-second Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 23 Twenty-third Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 24 Twenty-fourth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 25 Twenty-fifth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 26 Twenty-sixth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 27 Twenty-seventh Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 28 Twenty-eighth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 29 Twenty-ninth Adventure Phil Schempf
00:11:24
Play 30 Thirtieth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 31 Thirty-first Adventure Phil Schempf
00:14:58
Play 32 Thirty-second Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 33 Thirty-third Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 34 Thirty-fourth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 35 Thirty-fifth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 36 Thirty-sixth Adventure Phil Schempf
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Play 37 Thirty-seventh Adventure Phil Schempf
00:18:05
Play 38 Thirty-eighth Adventure Phil Schempf
00:15:43
Play 39 Thirty-ninth Adventure Phil Schempf
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