Several of my friends have both recommended and even demanded that I read/listen to American Gods, and I reassured them I would after I finished this book or that, as we have the unending list. Finally, I simply did it, and from start to finish I was wholeheartedly glad I did.
The plot, although admittedly meandering, keeps you guessing and yet doesn't yank you around too jarringly. The cast of performers is both wide and talented, lending great visualization to the entire story. Gaimen tells a deep, complex take full of detail and also manages a sense of scope to rival any epic. Well worth a credit.
Not so much an exploration of American culture and the American experience as much as a pretentious and blasphemous outlet of the author's disdain and contempt for religion and those who participate in it. Particularly the American type.
Looking forward to Anansi Boys. American Gods is a tale within a story within a novel. A myth within a ballad within an epic. It may take some readers a bit of time to see the whole among the parts. A life long fascination with mysteries, myths, and legends of the world did make a bit of the plot seem telegraphed for me, but it was still a very well crafted book.
A great book but I wasn't fond of the main narrator. He's got a nice deep voice, but it's better suited to reading the news. His voice was not
engaging or unique, and his reading style was boarder line robotic. I would have preferred if Neil Gaiman had done the narration.
One of my favorite books of all-time, and an excellent podcast recording. Highly recommend it to anyone who can take religion with a grain of salt
A fantastic story for an audience that is willing to think a little bit, brought to life by a terrific full-cast.
The full cast really makes this story come to life.
Would recommend this to anyone. Couldn't stop listening because it was so well done.
This is the best audio book I have listened to, because of the full cast. There's no way a single person could have done it so well. It's a great story told so well.
Business software developer by day and superhero, space pirate and fae by night.
Even better than the first time I read it in print a decade ago. It's the Stand meets Sandman.