This reader is absolutely top notch! I thought it couldn't get any better than having Neil Gaiman read his own books, but this guy - he seems like several different people, his voices are so great!
Absolutely would listen to this many times. This is the first time I have ever had to pause the story because I was laughing so hard I was unable to hear the storyteller.
It's Gaiman at his very best! Lenny Henry gives a remarkable performance and the characters are so engaging I look forward to listening to this many times.
Lenny Henry does such an incredible job of bringing each character to life. The voice distinction between each is right on target and while some are more memorable than others (Daisy's mother, for instance) all of them are well done. The arch tone he brings to her dialog had me laughing, not to mention Charlie's thoughts about her are some of the most amusing parts of the story.
And you thought you had parental issues...
Lenny Henry is a great narrator. The makes the different voices for each of the characters and they are hilarious. The book is very funny and full of the wacky turns Gaiman is know for. Very smartly written. It really put a smile on my face many times throughout the book. He may be my new favorite author,
Fat Charlie and the 4 old women the help him along his journey.
I have not and I was happily pleased with his performance and would love to hear another book by him.
When Charlie is mourning at the wrong grave. He so embarrassed and its hilarious.
Great, great book along with American goods.
Story is wonderful, but all told the thing that sticks with me is that damn lime.
He did a marvelous job with the voice characterizations. I really like Neil Gaiman's voice for his audio books, but in this case I think Lenny was a better choice.
If only I had time to do such.
Highly recommended. Wonderful story, wonderful audiobook. Best marks all around.
The narration was so much fun to listen to, I loved all the voices of the characters.
When Spider had to fight Tiger after he was captured by the bird woman
any scene with Fat Charlie and Mrs Higgler made me laugh
I give this story 4 stars. It really should not have been touted as a sequel to American Gods. I was expecting more about Shadow. I love Neil Gaiman's books so as it stood it was a good story, but not nearly as good as American Gods
Yes. Neil Gaiman creates complete characters while making us think about what makes us human. However, Lenny Henry's narration brought characters to life with haunting facility. It's amazing that he can go from male to female, from American to Island to English accents. He was an entire ensemble.
This was easier to get through than American Gods.
The narrator's treatment of accents and speech patterns did a wonderful job of making the characters come alive. It made an enjoyable story something special.
I loved the way that the main character had to give himself permission to be true to himself to save the day.
This audio ranks in the top ten - liked the story with its twists turns and fun, eccentric characters. But the performance by Lenny Henry was the BEST I've heard to date.
All of the little old Jamaican ladies were so believable and hilarious.
Have not heard Lenny Henry before this one.
Liverpool meets vodoo
The story was excellent, but what made this audiobook so special was the excellent narrator. If I could award him ten stars, I would.
In terms of great narration, I would highly recommend The Cuckoo's Calling, The Book Thief, The Signature of All Things, The Goldfinch, and Neil Gaiman reading his own The Ocean at the End of the Lane. All these books were tremendously enhanced by their readers.
Have not but definitely would.
No. I just loved the cohesive story.
You do not have to have "read" American Gods to "read" this book.