I love that Neil Gaiman narrates. He really brings this story to life. Be ready to step outside (or under) the life you think you know.
Agreed, this book wasn't for me at all. I haven't even finished and doubt I will. I think early teens would like this book. Because the word "sex" is mentioned one or two times is why I didn't lower the age group.
Most interesting aspect is the dual coinciding worlds. The least interesting, is it is very juvenile.
I didn't have a favorite character.
Wow! If I could play editor, I would have cut a ton of scenes and asked for new ones.
Not a terribly awful book. Just boring.
Love this crazy story - gaiman is a FANTASTIC reader too! If you like fantasy and fun stories this book is for you. I felt like the author was reading me a really fantastic bedtime story.
This is a wonderful adult Alice in wonderland meets modern life with a touch of Monte Python. I'm not even a huge fan of fantasy but this one is amazing. The author is brilliant and amazing with detail. Could not put it down.
I'm mostly known for reading books and drinking tea. I occasionally make snarky comments.
This was a re-read for me, having read the print version years ago, and I must say I enjoyed the audio edition. I'm always a little wary when authors narrate their own books, because more often than not, authors are much better at writing their books than reading them. Gaiman's narration of Neverwhere is an exception. His voice is very expressive and the voices he did for the characters drew me into the story.
Neverwhere is filled with memorable characters and it would be very hard to pick a favorite character if the Marquis de Carabas wasn't in the story. But he is, so unsurprisingly, the Marquis de Carabas continues to be my favorite in every adaptation -- whether it's the mini-series, the book or the radio dramatization. I always have a soft spot for roguish characters. I aspire to have as many sarcastic comebacks and as great fashion taste as the Marquis.
I found his voices for the characters enjoyable and rather good impressions of the actors from the original TV mini-series. Even his voice for the Marquis has moments when he sounds like like Paterson Joseph from the show.
Neverwhere has a great many memorable moments. We get to see several prominent people in London Below, all of whom are interesting in their own ways.
As a novelization of a TV mini-series, there is a significant amount of head-hopping in this novel - sometimes in the middle of scenes! But this is forgivable because Neverwhere is chock full of fun characters and fantastical settings. It's a nice escape from the humdrum of everyday life and as much as I like the TV series, the book fleshes out the characters and plot better. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a good urban fantasy read!
I loved this story. But at times it got too theatrical and I struggled to hear some words. the storywas worth the struggle.
I have been a big fan of This Book for a while. the audio production is fantastic I'm a huge fan of the author narrating it's himself. My only complaint is with music used to transition between chapters. the music was out of place and often louder then the narrator's voice.
I would still highly recommend this one.
Narration is good - I would consider another book by Neil Gaiman and that's saying a lot because typically the author is not a good narrator. I stopped listening after the first few chapter as I didn't realize it was science fiction/fantasy and then it just became a silly waste of time to me.