When you take the mythologies of all of the cultures thrown into this melting pot known as American and you leave them to their own devices what happens? What happens to the gods of old when the people who brought them to this country stop believing in them? That is the question before our protagonist. I have traveled America with Shadow on his adventures with the gods and I have left with a feeling of purpose. What a fantastic story. It has been circling around my radar for quite a few years now, but I dismissed it. I have recently been on a bit of a Neil Gaiman kick, however, and it felt as though the timing was just right for such an adventure. This story mixes the heart of mythology with the every changing nature of technology. It is a well crafted story that leaves you guessing quite a bit and though it is very long and seems to take meandering paths at times nothing left me feel as though it was not needed. I am very glad I've read this!
I recommend it to fans of Gaiman--who have probably already read it and are wondering why I took so long to get on board! To anyone with a love (or an interest) in mythology and particularly its impact on American culture.
One of the most engaging audio books I've heard - maybe ever. Having read the print version I had no big surprises. Like any well done yarn, this one still holds up the second time through. Highly recommend.
I've been a fan of American gods since I first read it years ago. Neil Gaiman is a terrific author, and the cast of this iteration just add so much depth to an already intense story.
This was my first audiobook ever, and American Gods is my favorite book of all time. Even though I've read it 9-10 times now, I could not put this down. I didn't watch tv the entire time it took me to read.
Having voices and a cast makes this story even better.
I love the way Neil game in describes his characters. And uses mythology to con current day topics. Everything he writes is guaranteed to keep my attention
I really gave this a try, due to a long car journey. I realized I would once have loved all the coolness of this, the cool violence, the cool mythology/sociology cynicism - and it made me so happy to have grown out of it.
The narration was so good, I wanted to listen to more stories read by the readers. Big Neil Gaiman fan and this book was solid. Very dreamy: landscapes, mystery, the supernatural, mythology... A little bit of everything and you're sucked in. I wish there was a follow up.