The first hour or two of this story is a bit slow, but necessary for character development. As I neared the last 3 hours or so, I found myself listening to it during just little 10 minute drives to the grocery. I originally only listened during my hour-long commute each day but I just couldn't wait sometimes!
Anansi Boys was fabulous! Neil Gaiman is a masterful storyteller with imagination and understanding of the supernatural world usually reserved for the oral traditions of indigenous peoples who pass down their tales through generations. I was inspired! Thank you, Neil!
Just loved this. A really good narrator (Lenny Henry, Brit comedian, Caribbean heritage, so the accents are spot on) great story - funny, quirky, definite. A proper fairy story for grown ups. Highly recommended.
Being a long time fan of Lenny Henry, this was a big draw for getting this book. What an absolute joy this was. I caught myself laughing out loud as I was listening (as well as some strange looks from others).
This is one of the most fun books I have "read" in ages.
This is a very well performed audiobook. The reader captures entertaining and possibly even accurate accents. The book itself seems to start slowly and didn't grab my attention 'til a good way in. When it did, the book built up to a compelling climax and finale.
All along you keep rooting for the main character to stand up for himself and finally he does. It's just a good resolution to the story.
I liked the narrator. He gives the characters spark and humor.
I really expected this to be an outstanding book. It was really strange and not up to the hype. This book will pass the time, but it is not something that grabs you and won't let go.
I just finished the book and was enchanted.
I agree with reviewers who talk about how funny the book is. But I was definitely moved. I like to think that more of us have a fat Charlie inside--or a Spider. Folks who have a little nerve to live better, be better, more imaginative, more generous. Even Rosie's Mom has her moments. Narrative is imaginative. The impulse is generous.
I also loved Gaiman's The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and American Heroes. Check out Neil Gaiman.
This book is a fantastical story of an ordinary man who encounters the world of the gods. It is comical and and follows an upredictable story line. I enjoyed it. Howver, at times it was so far out, that I had a difficult tine loosing myself in the story.
I've never heard a tale quite like this one. If you're interested in something a little different, but still funny and entertaining, this is a good choice.