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.
Yes, buy it. Very good book with lots of fantasy and a bunus read by the author himself. If you enjoy fantasy, just buy it; if you are disappointed ... then you are entitled to your opinions? For myself, the audiobook is splendid.
As a lover of fantasy and other worlds, I found this storyline idea to be intriguing. I will say that I'm definitely more partial to the main character being a girl, so the beginning seemed a bit slow to me..... a man with a personality that lets people walk all over him is hard for me to enjoy. But, I pushed through this story, and it ended up being really good! The detail was great....enough but not too much. I definitely appreciated this novel even though it's not the typical fantasy that I go for. :)
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I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good adventure with some fantasy, and those who love a narrator so good that you are immediately transported to the world inside the book, and remain immersed in the experience the entire time.
This book is filled with memorable moments, and I don't want to spoil any of them for anyone. I suppose the one that springs to mind most often when I think of Neverwhere is a scene early on in the book when Richard Mayhew (protagonist) realizes that his life will never be the same. It was that moment that I really bonded with him. While I've never had anything...magical? (not sure if that's the right term) happen to me, I could relate to the way he was feeling.
All of Neil Gaiman's performances are absolutely fantastic. I could (and have) listened to him for days on end. It's so difficult to pick a favorite or compare, but this book is the one that I keep on my phone, tablet, and desktop computer at all times.
This is where this book has changed my life, and I'll veer off of strict book review here. Neil Gaiman's voice is so relaxing, and his worlds so rich in detail, that I instantly feel a sense of relief and comfort. I suffer from severe anxiety, and I was out doing some errands when I felt a panic attack coming on. I didn't have my medication, and I had to finish my errands. Desperate, I went to my car to try to calm myself, and I started listening to this book. It worked so quickly and so completely that I was astounded. 2 to 3 minutes of Neverwhere, and my anxiety was gone. I felt normal again. I also frequently have anxiety attacks at the dentist, and having Neil Gaiman reading to me while I let the dentist poke and drill in my head has completely changed the way my brain reacts to those situations.
Several years later, I have Neil Gaiman in my head, and the entire first chapter (and most of the others) memorized, so I can get some of that effect without even needing to whip out my phone. That is a huge deal for me.
Definitely. I listened to it in one day, and then listened to it again over the following 2 days.
Finding really great narrators is a big deal for me. I will often buy audiobooks based solely on the narrator. So if you're like that, then even if you don't like adventure/fantasy type books, I would still recommend that you try this one out. It's a wonderful story and the narration is superb!
I truly enjoyed the story, and I love that the author read it. he did a great job. my only negative remark, there were a few occasions they did a weird Echo effect that I found distracting and hard to hear.
The narrator whispered half the time he was talking. Even with my earbuds in there were times I could tell what he was saying. Then he would fade in and out at random points and I couldn't tell if that was part of the effects or if it was him.
The story was okay. A little slow and boring at times.
Get a new narrator.
I wouldn't cut anyone but Richard seemed like an idiot a lot of times in the story. Door seemed like an airhead several times in the story.