Neil's voice does justice to his imagination. I couldn't imagine listening to his stories told by anyone else. They draw you in, then twist and turn, the knife in you. I'll be back for more.
This books reads like a novelization of of itself. As if it were made into a movie, someone saw the movie, became its biggest fan, and rewrote the whole story without ever reading the original text. I get the feeling that Neil Gaiman doesn't trust my imagination with his story, so he just does all of the work for me by flooding the story with what can sometimes be very vivid and interesting descriptions. However, by the end I felt like I had flown across the country only to realize I wish I had driven instead; there's more to experience that way.
What an amazing story!! I don't think I can put it any other way.
The main character Richard Mayhew is an every day kind of person with a heart of gold. He cares about others, not just people he knows, but everyone who crosses his path. Unfortunately for him this means he's a little downtrodden by those he considers closest to him.
Being so caring leads him to care for what he thinks is just a young woman lying injured in the street by the name of The Lady Door, but ends up leading him on a fantastical journey into London Under, a world unknown to us everyday people with amazing characters, scary hitmen and on a quest that blew me away.
The story made me want to visit London Under. I'd love to go there right now in fact.
Neil Gaiman narrating his own work was absolutely inspired. The way he was able to switch between characters with such warm, snide, pompous, funny, caring & scary voices but then to switch back to his own voice was truly outstanding. I wish I could give Neverwhere 10+ stars.
I remember reading this book as a teenager and that I really liked the story. When I found it on audible with Neil himself narrating it I just had to have it.
It was even better this time. Mr Croup is a favorite character. Very well written.
I really enjoy a good 'Mystery/Thriller' but the narrator can cause me, at times, to not listen to what might have been a really good story.
I tried really hard to listen to this book. The narrator was really good but I could not 'get into' the story. I tried listening to it three times and just couldn't make it through the book.
Having the author read the book is a rare treat. Mr. Gaiman is an astounding writer with a vivid imagination coupled with a dramatic flair while reading. I cannot recommend this book enough!
Excellent story. Job of getting characters voices just right. Very descriptive story, really. He is a Mastercraft detail