The performance of the story was perfect. I enjoyed the narration as well as the character voices. Neil Gaiman is one if my literary Heros. I hope that I can imagine such fantastic worlds as he does.
Gaiman delivers a very unique and completely original story. If you're open to fantasy books at all I think this is a terrific story! The narrators are superb.
Wonderful voices, especially Shadow and Ananzi, and of course Wednesday. Damn near perfect. Neil Gaiman's intro and outro bookend it perfectly. includes the hence removed Jesus scene.
A entirely different author and story
Not written the book
The entire thing
Please avoid this audio book. There is no enjoyment to be got here.
I have listened to a lot of Neil Gaiman, but this is by far his best work. It's intriguing and beguiling, it's mysterious and enthralling, simply put it has a little bit of everything for everyone and all those little things add up to one amazing work of art. It is not really easy to categorize this novel as anything other than a great work of fiction or an amazing piece of word art created by a master of our time. Worth my than what it cost and the time spent listening to it. I think this is one of those novels that you have to listen to a few times before you catch all the subtleties and can truly appreciate the intricate web that the author has spun. Don't hesitate on this book, just dive in and enjoy the ride.
Neil is usually much more brief in his storytelling. This tale dives into gobs of history and mythos. It's still a great read, I just wanted to be able to get more progress at each sitting. There's so much to process that speed reading it isn't really practical. I'm looking forward to Trigger Warning.
Well, I thought I'd try a Neil Gaiman book since they seem to be so well-reviewed. I like mythology, so I chose this one. Maybe should have went with Neverwhere instead.
My main reaction was "Meh." I really liked the characters (and the voice acting was superb), but ultimately, I guess I was expecting something more from them. I mean, the premise is intruiging (gods powers, health, and well-being being derived from how many people are worshiping them), and there is plenty of interesting stuff going on in the story, but I guess I just thought it was leading somewhere more succinct. There seemed to be a lot of meandering around (with interesting subplots) that felt like they were left unexplored (or taken to a satisfying conclusion). I actually enjoyed the 'historical background' digressions more than the main story thread.
It kept my interest, but I guess I was looking for a ending that tied things up better. In the end I'm not sure whether it left me wanting more or not....