Sometimes when I listen to a book, I think about how it could be filmed as a movie. Anansi Boys had me thinking about how there is no way the visuals of this story could be captured on film in any way that could do justice to the source material. Gaiman paints such wonderfully intricate and changing images throughout the book. Lenny Henry is superb in his narration, which adds a welcome depth to the experience. Anansi Boys had me captivated from the moment I hit play. I finished listening to the book two days ago, and am still thinking about it. I definitely recommend Anansi Boys!
I listened to this because I had listened to American Gods. I started out a little disappointed, but then couldn't wait to get back to it. Still, The Graveyard Book is my favorite Gaiman.
If you liked American Gods, this is a nice follow up. Not as epic or intricate, still a well planned and interesting listen. If you wanted more after AG, don't be out off by the absence of Shadow and Wednesday, Gaiman produces new and interesting characters.
Brilliant all around. Lenny Henry brought so much to the story. There's no way I could've envisioned the Caribbean accents in my own head. Lovely.
I really enjoyed the book years ago but it's hard to read and accent. The narrator gives unique character to each character which brought the enjoyment to a higher level.
The story is rich in detail that stimulates beautiful visuals. The characters are multifaceted, complicated, lovable and despicable. The nuances between fantasy and reality are what Neil Gaiman excels at.
joseph Campbell would love Neil Gaiman and his beautiful work. (if you don't know who Mr. Campbell is... Google him!). This book, and Mr. Gaiman's others, are truly delightful stories, in the spirit of Anansi, the story teller. They speak of the evolution of who we are, as people, in the charming vehicle of a "story". For "The Anansi Boys", he speaks to the growth of two half-brothers who become whole, as a result of meeting each other. The charm of the story goes on, and on, and on, and on... kind of like "Pi". (It will make sense when you enjoy this story). Don't miss out on this one! And Lenny Henry could not have been a better choice to narrate this gem.. Thank you Lenny for bringing this story to life!
I really loved some of hos other books such as American Gods. This one however has a much less compelling plot and the jokes are very hit or miss.