YES. I love Gaiman's imagination and his storytelling. One of the best storytellers out there. Anytime I want to escape into some fantastic fiction, 9 times out of 10 I'm picking up a Neil Gaiman book.
Stardust, in that it also brings a seemingly normal guy into a previously unknown world lurking just beyond. There are adventures and wonderful characters that make you smile with their wit and all around fun.
I love all of the Market scenes, and when they are in the labyrinth towards the end.
Pure, elated joy.
If you are new to Gaiman I highly recommend this book or Stardust. Also, I LOVE his narration. I love his voice--it's... mellifluous! delicious!
I rarely listen to books twice, but I wouldn't rule it out. It's hard to surpass Gaiman narrating his own work. This is the second of his I've listened to (I also loved The Graveyard Book). He integrates fantasy, a bit of horror, humor, and a good old fashioned myth and does it beautifully. There were some inside jokes that I think you have to live in or have spent a lot of time in London to really get. I've only been once and I got a couple of them, like
That's tough. I liked them all. I guess I'd have to say the Marquis, though Richard Mayhew wasn't bad. At times I found him clueless to the point of being annoying, but he came around.
Just as good. He's a great performer.
I had trouble turning it off and often drove more slowly so I could listen to more.
I plan on it! Neil Gaiman is a wonderful writer and narrator - the story and narration are captivating!
Gaiman is very good at acting out the various voices of the characters.
There are certain points that an awkward echo is used- it very much adds to the humor and drama of the performance.
Unexpected and entertaining story…plot keeps moving with many interesting twists and turns. The narrator adds to the excitement.
Neil Gaiman's narration. He rocks at voices.
I loved all the scenes with Old Bailey.
Atmosphere! His inflection and pace brings the story and characters to life.
This is by far my favorite Neil Gaiman book. London below is such a thrilling place. But the best part about this audio book is the man himself reads his own story. He knows the characters intimately as he created them and that shows through with each word he reads.
It was good, but I cannot make the comparison.
It has the same blend of mythic meets real world as encountered in other great Gaiman books such as American Gods.
Overall very enjoyable. Some elements of the production such as music were unnecessary and detracted from the story.
some one who likes dark, slightly depressing books
it was very dark. i would listen to it and then be in a bad mood all day.
no the narrator was very good. the story its self was just not for me.
Neverwhere is easily in my top 10 audio books of all time. Narrated by the author himself, the performance is top notch and you know that it's delivered exactly as the author wanted.
This modern fantasy paints a wondrous, exciting and frightening picture of London Below. In the midst of all this, Gaiman manages to convincingly develop his characters as they find their way into this terrible and wonderful world.