This book is for people who like the underworld. It is dark, drab and dreary
The story just plodded along.
Not many authors should be reading their own books - Gaiman is an exception.
I don't normally care for this type of novel but I'll have to say that this one sucked me in and I found myself looking forward to my next drive so that I could hear more. I listened to it after incessant badgering by a friend and she was right - this was a great book.
I will definitely put more Gaiman books on my wish list!
I enjoyed this audio. I realized while listening that I had read the print version at some point. I enjoyed the audio version more. I would enjoy reading more about the magical world under ours.
Loved listening to Neil Gaiman's narration impart such life into this story of fantasy. He created a world parallel to the one we know, and made it believable.
I adored the Marquis, who was unabashedly selfish and self involved
I have, this is by far my favorite. When he narrated Fragile Things, I found it incredibly difficult to tell when one story ended and another began.
"There is a London below..."
I'm skipping the Audible review questionaire here to get right to it. I've always loved Neverwhere, the book more than the original BBC made-for-TV movie, although I enjoyed that, too. The eerie and simultaneously modern yet Victorian world in the book and the way the main character finds himself lost in that world, and what stellar bad guys!
And as much as I love the book and enjoy and like the movie, listening to Neil Gaiman read and perform Neverwhere was an absolutely wonderful experience. Not surprising (since he's the author), he really "gets" what makes his book magical, and that's what he delivers when he reads. All in all, one of my favorite audio books, and one I expect I'll listen to more than once in the future - and recommend to friends and family.
Yes, this book is funny, scary, heartfelt, it has it all.
The characters, hearing Neil's words in his own voice.
When Richard goes through his ordeal...
I wanted to keep driving so I could keep listening!
I do things!
First one I've listened to.
I was taken into the world the author created.
As the Under London world unfolded, I was taken away. When I realized our hero was trapped, I felt trapped as well.
The feel of the alternate London has that of "Diagon Alley" from another popular series, but this book was written BEFORE that series. Sort of makes you wonder who may have copied whom...
Neil Gaiman can certainly put together a good story! The book takes you in and guides you through its winding paths. I like Neil Gaiman as a reader, too.
That being said, something about the story didn't make it a page-turner for me. I couldn't quite relate to the characters. I had moments where I didn't want to stop the book... and then there were moments where I tuned out for a several seconds at a time. Maybe it was just me, though...
I would still recommend it, though. It's a good book!