I enjoyed everything about this book. loved the characters, they really come alive. Mr Gaiman is wonderful as narrator, as he clearly loved the characters he created.
After listening to Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking I thought it was finally time to give her husband Neil Gaiman another read.
I read Coraline and Stardust some years ago and though I enjoyed them, Neverwhere was far and away my favourite! I'll be reading more for sure!
It was worth a listen. I have to say that the music that is played randomly for effect only has the affect of grating my nerves.
I completely enjoyed travelling the dark and strange paths of London with the main character. The narrator was very good at making each of the main characters unique in some small way. I look forward to future adventures if/when they come.
I liked the world that this book created. Unique and interesting. For a book it was ok. I am not raving about it, nor hating completely on it, and without giving anything away I can't say why it's just ok, other than for someone who reads alot, the book is see through. The narrator is ok, due to the switch between accents it kind of gets a little annoying, but without the switch you would get lost with who's thoughts, ideas, or which character is speaking, so really, I can't even harp on that point to much. It was an ok book. I didn't fall in love with any of the characters, but it was ok walking with them through this book. Will I read the sequel? No. Too many more books to try, much to little time.
The audiobook is great as a standalone, but if you are like myself and enjoy using audiobooks as a way to revisit books you enjoy this one is really perfect. Since Neil reads the book himself you get to hear the characters how he meant them to be, with the inflections, pauses, and emphasis that was intended which can never fully come across through text itself-which is both the beauty of it and the downfall that we can make it personal. Overall a good ride and really is now I'd say a classic fantasy novel for anyone whose a fan of the genre.