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What great language combined with an awesome ensemble cast, and most importantly an incredible world of memorable characters. I certainly hope Mr. Gaiman revisits this world often. Anansi Boys is on my list, but I hope other characters in this wonderful world return to print (and audio)!
You know when your bathroom sink gets clogged, and you have to undo the P trap and clean out all the gunk and slime that builds up? That's what listening to this book was like. A yucky chore. Plus the narrator was lifeless - same monotone voice throughout, like he was just punching the clock until it was time to go home. I actually liked the idea behind the story, but when i have to convince myself to "give it one more chapter" that's my sign to move on. Slow, boring, monotone, and slimy.
For whatever reason, I prefer to read fiction (as I typically don't get as much out of it listening) and most of my audible credits go for non-fiction. This was a huge exception. American Gods was one of my favorite listens ever. So many good readers that it just came alive on the audio. I wish this much effort and artistry went into all audible fiction.
This is s great tale of the gods who live with us. This text adds much, and the brilliant rendering from the cast draws the listener in. You will *not* be disappointed.
something for everyone! gays, lesbians, gods from every corner of the globe! as a black man, I'm pleased with the fact that there were gods of color in the entire story. the ending felt... odd. but good.
I've only read the unabridged version, and can't imagine that they've edited so much out. The concept, story, and execution is nothing short of brilliant. Sadly, there's no place to go but down from here in the fantasy genre.