An amazing tale on levels -- well written and well performed. It features comedy and adventure, tinged with a wonderful sweetness. Highly recommended.
This was a great listen. Kept me interested through the entire story. If you liked fantasy as a kid but can't find something to satisfy that interest as an adult, give this a try.
This is one of the best audiobooks I've heard in a while. The story is a clever mix of humor, fantasy, and mystery. However, the best thing about the audiobook is the narration, which is fantastic. Highly recommended!
Neil Gaiman's book is lovely and wonderful, and Lenny Henry's narration is pure magic. There are not enough adjectives in the world to describe how much fun this book was!
Further information on Lenny Henry, the brillant narrator of this great book. He plays "Chef", the PBS weekly rendition about an upscale English restaurant. I recognized his voice immediately. Book is also excellent and fits Henry's style to a T.
Gaiman succeeds again in mixing legend, magic, mystery and amazement. Perfect narration, and his prose fits superbly in Audible format.
Read American Gods and Sandman Graphic Novels, now Anansi Boys. Lenny Henry is one of the best narrators, bring the characters to life. Gaiman always keeps me guessing and suprized. A great book and a great reader!
Anansi Boys was pretty average. Which isn't to say it was bad but it is probably the least entertaining book i've read and/or listened to from Gaiman. That's not an insult either. It just isn't as good as Neverwhere, American Gods or the Graveyard book. The whole love triangle thing is really probably the weakest point of the story for me. I won't go into details but it's just really silly and shallow imho and not something I expect from Gaiman.
I read a few reviews saying that the narrator was just the best they have ever heard. I completely disagree and think that maybe these listeners haven't listened to many audiobooks. He was certainly adequate and was appropriate for the role but there are many narrators that I would rank far above Lenny Henry. Off the top of my head Neil Gaiman himself, Nick Podehl who does an amazing job in the Kingkiller Chronicles, and just recently I listened to the Night Circus narrated by Jim Dale who I believe did the Harry Potter (i've not listened to those), are all superior.
Criticisms aside it is a good book and an enjoyable listen worth a credit.
Definitely. Wonderful story wonderfully read. Gaiman at his best.
The characters are cleverly written and brought to life by equally clever narration. The story itself is one of Gaiman's best. I remain in awe of his ability to create complex storylines that read so fluidly.
His ability to bring the characters to life is amazing. It makes the story itself come to life and enhances this great writing. Love this reading!
Yes! Yes! Yes!