I thought this story was light humor and fun. easy listen and sounded just fine, even though i don't like a man reading a woman's part. Sounds a little creepy.
This is the audiobook medium at its very best. Lenny Henry narrates with lively enthusiasm and a brilliant gift for the many voices of the story. A tropical music soundtrack adds atmosphere to Neil Gaiman's witty, poetic retelling of the legend of Anansi and his children.
Read this book a while ago but decided to listen to it on Audio. Brilliant. It is wonderful to hear Fat Charlie and Spider and the rest of the characters come to life with such flare! Can't recommend it enough! Love Neil Gaiman's work and Lenny Henry brought a special gift to the reading of the book.
Yes. It was interesting to learn how all the characters intertwined and try to guess what would happen next. The surprises were delightful.
While I did not care for the character of Rosie's mother, I thought she was artfully developed.I liked Maeve Livingston. She turned out to be quite different from the initial impression painted by Graham Coates as a clingy demanding woman.
Yes. Just as good.
I truly enjoyed the ending with tiger and Graham Coates getting what they deserved in a just but unexpected manner!
The narrator, Lenny Henry, captures each character's essence and vulnerability. He is magic to listen to. A Gaiman story is always a magical and terrifying experience, but Henry's narration brings it home.
This was one of the best stories that I have listened to thus far by Mr. Gaiman. I loved the enthusiasm, and the characters were so much fun that I hated to see the story come to an end. I don't generally listen to books more than once but this is one that I can see myself listening to over again. It is laugh out loud good humor in parts and so captivating that there is no putting this one down. Outstanding! Simply outstanding!
In this case, I think it was. Lenny Henry definitely made the characters that much more fun to listen too. It was a delight.
It had all the elements a good book should have. Romance, Humor, Adventure, and Drama.
The dragon, hands down the dragon. haha
Definitely a fun book, worth the credit/money completely! Go listen to it !
A masterful story masterfully told. Gaiman's terrific story filled with humorous insights into relationships and daily living coupled with Lenny Henry's voice acting creating a large cast of distinctive characters. Well worth your time to listen to.
This is a delightfully performed and masterfully written book that draws on the genre of myth to create an enchanting and meaningful story.
My favorite character was Anansi.
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This performer used has great island dialects and enthusiasm. The story, however, was a bit simple. It did not challenge me much.