The full cast production format was great, especially given the number of characters. I wish more audiobooks used this format, because it makes for a very rich listening experience.
I read the first edition back in 2003 (and still have it on the shelf with my most treasured books) and have been a HUGE Gaiman fan ever since. I have read AND listened to Neverwhere, Good Omens, and Stardust (didn't care for the movie), and this is the only listening experience that has more enjoyable than actually the voices in my head. It actually makes me look forward to leaving for work each morning!
The bar when shadow is arrested. His time on the tree.
Anansi. Wednesday. Shadow.
I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen.
I listened to the 10th Anniversary Edition which probably I should've listened to the original instead based on some of the other reviews. This audiobook was confusing with too many tangents. There were some parts that were really good and others that were extremely boring and could've been left out. I loved the concept of the story but didn't play out as I expected. I just did not fall in love with this book and wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, or at least the audiobook 10th anniversary edition. I'm disappointed as this was my first Neil Gaiman book, I probably should've started with a different one.
I just downloaded Stardust, I've heard that's more a straightforward "read".
Whoever spoke as Shadow had no reflection.
this is one of the best books i have read in a long time! it is WELL worth the time and an amazing story! What god do you give power to?????
On the road quite a bit either solo or with kids in the car. Love finding entertainment for that broad range.
Yes. The points where American Gods disappointed, Gaiman's collection of short stories called M is for Magic makes up for.
I quit trying to guess where the story was heading at "the farmhouse". Not because it was difficult or bad, but because it took a backseat to the hear&now of the storytelling. Then I was surprised.
The author's own foreword inspired me to read the book. It may have been one of the best parts of the book.
The strong language and sexual content has caused more than one person I know to quit the book.
Fantastic story, great writing and the "Full Cast Production" was awesome, added immensely to the storytelling. Can't wait to see what Shadow does next.
Perhaps it was narration (perhaps I would not have enjoyed the book had I read it) but Shadow and Wednesday just pulled me in and I could not leave this book and I wish there was more.
If ever you listen to a book to enjoy form, listen to this book. That's not to say that the story itself is lacking, but I have yet to encounter as perfect an execution as this book, and this edition. Kudos to the readers!
They're not as alive and you or me, they're they're certainly not dead.
This is a modern epic fantasy. It took me two tries to get going on this audiobook. For some reason, the first time I tried to listen, I never could get into the story. Then, a year later, I tried again and this time I loved it! Now, I have to admit that I'd have been much happier if Neil Gaiman had narrated the story himself as he's probably one of my favorite narrators. I had a hard time getting used to the full cast especially as I felt there were some odd interjections.
As for the story itself, it was so creative. I loved figuring out who the gods were in the original incarnations. I liked the twists and I really felt for Shadow. I also got super excited at the part that took place in Rock City (seeing as how that's my hometown area). That made it feel like the story came to me.
Neil Gaiman is definitely at the top of my favorite writers list. Read anything by him.
I got this book after listening to an episode of ‘Twit’ years ago and I just got around to listening to it. Here we see the ‘Gods’ we worship as they would be if we took them off their pedestals and looked at them as should look at them. I won’t spoil anything however I do like it when they come across one of them hitchhiking across a country. We meet an ordinary man that learns there is nothing ordinary about the world around us. We see ‘Gods’ running businesses and not doing well. We also see them being taken in a con-job and doing con-jobs. We even see them trying to be ‘the’ God they were in the past. Here Gaiman did a wonderful job bringing together all of the various cultures and explaining all the Gods with surprising accuracy and realism. I don’t want to spoil anything other than to say you need to read this book and realize all is not as it seems. I wouldn't research this book until you've finished it because too many people will ruin it for you.