I loved the cast and voice of the book and thought that it gave the story life. However, the story was lackluster, predictable, and sporadic. There were a lot of pieces that had nothing to do with the overall theme or were left unfinished as if they were only filler to meet a quota. The overall theme was wonderful but I think the execution was a little aloof and lacking. Maybe he'll get it going the second time around....maybe
Loved listening to this book but I'm not even sure I get the full meaning of it. It's almost like NG wrote it deliberately so that the book means to the reader what gods mean to their believers or even the non-believers like me - whatever you see there is what it is. Couldn't put it down!
This is truely a book that everyone, American or not, must read. Do yourself a favor & read, or rather listen to, American Gods. You'll be grateful you did.
I am not a huge fan of style over substance so while others might like this because it was entertaining it wasn't for mean because I thought there was low hanging fruit that could have infused the story with a lot of meaning.
Yes. The full cast of characters do an excellent job of playing the story out vividly in your head. Unique story in a genre full of copycats.
My first Audiobook but the style brings Clive Barker or perhaps China Miéville to mind.
Yes, If I had the Stamina to last 19 hours.
Thanks for helping to pass the time while I was stuck in traffic, and walking the dogs, and mowing the lawn......
To be fair, I did not listen to the whole book. However, I still found the depictions of minorities to be shallow and disturbing. Furthermore, the characters overall appeared to be two dimensional.
This is still good, my guilty pleasure o have spent hundreds of hours listening o this one book over and over. Sure it has its shortcomings in terms of Native American representation but at least there are three native characters.
Less focus on descriptive gore. Do away with the hollow cardboard main character development that was so tedious and instead turn him into an item of interest. A big dumb silent guy stuck in some sort of unexplained miasma does't resonate.
Back to scientific reading.
The narrators were very good given the task they were presented with.
The main character as presented.
I must admit the book left me perplexed and stirred, which was probably the author's objective. But in the end, for me at least, there was little plot development nor plot resolution- just a thick grey question mark left after so many hours spent listening to this thicket of non-plot. However, there was some explanatory value in teaching the audience the origin of many theistic myths, especially the age-old Guy Hanging on the Tree mythos, which in its present form, is represented by Christianity.