I have not read the print edition, but I greatly enjoyed the full cast in this audio edition. The characters were full of life and the interactions were perfect.
I liked the clues that were given about characters and symbols without actually telling you directly.
I enjoyed the scene where Shadow visited the underworld. It was a turning point in his character.
Yes. Definitely. I finished this book very quickly, carrying my audio device around with me for chores.
I always like a full cast production. It makes it easier to keep track of the characters and there are a lot of them here.
I had no idea where it was going. I'm still not sure if I really understood the last half. I will be listening to this again.
I love Neil Gaiman. This book is NOTHING like Neverwhere, Wolves in the Walls, the Graveyard Book, Fragile Things or the Emerald City. It had way too much crude vulgar sex and the language was atrocious. Besides the story just dragged on and on and seemed pointless. I got to the second half of the book and just gave up. Why torture myself? I wasted that credit!
I enjoyed the full cast but George Guidall is still my favorite. He was able to bring the whole book to life single handed.
The performance was amazing. I can't stress enough how much I enjoyed listening to this novel. I've read it before, but this was a whole new experience. Buy it, listen to it, love it. Thank you, Neil Gaiman, for giving us your two cents on the process. I couldn't have enjoyed this more.
Likes any genre so long as it is done well.
Listened to a lot of this driving from/back to London/Edinburgh. Long trip. Seemed much shorter with this.
The cast production is wonderful, story line good. I never read the book before, and experience with author was Good Omens.
Highly recommend. Good tale about the lives/problems of gods and the poor souls who encounter them.
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A well played, thoroughly enjoyable experience. High production values, deep and engaging characters and pleasantly surprising plot twists.
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I think good narrators and actors, bring a sound and energy to the book, that you can miss sometimes when reading alone. They help to make the experience magical and transporting.
While I was excited by the story and wanted to continue to progress thought it, I did not want to listen to the whole thing in one sitting. I was happy to extend my listening time though, and was a little sad as I finished it. Having to say goodbye to really good characters can make me feel a little wistful.
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the full cast production allows you to "see" the experience of this dense, complex book in a different way. it's unique for the number of voices, although at some point in this 19+ hour experience, it is easier to hear some of the narrators taking multiple parts. the ways of speaking, and the accents of the many characters were so well done. i especially loved the voices of shadow and wednesday.
i had already read the book, but my son pointed out to me that there was a 10th anniversary edition. when the audible book of it went on sale, i grabbed this one. it does take quite a bit of commitment to listen to such a long story, and keep it all straight, even with a previous reading. but it's rewarding. very much so.
wondering now if i should re-read the original book to see how it differs from the new edition. certainly it will all turn out the same way, although in neil gaiman's universe - maybe not!
i certainly will always remember shadow's journey, and the gods, people, and creatures he interacts with....there are so many memorable scenes. i just loved the parts narrated by neil himself, and hoped there would be even more of that. he's a great reader.
I can think of no other book i have read that is much like this one. See previous comment.
Felt genuine, was relaxed, never forced. his accents were good. I will definitely look for this narrator again.
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I buy fantasy books on a pretty regular basis, and i almost always buy them on sale. The reason for that is because, often as not I,m disappointed. This book was so completely different from anything else I have ever read, I was blown away. The gods were not mysterious and kitchy mystical. They had easily understandable motives, and I found myself relating to them instantly. There is a whole new suit of gods for the modern world, which I found, once again, very original.
If you like fantasy buy this. If you don't like fantasy, buy this.
Once I got used to the different voices I enjoyed this multi-faceted production. It was nice to hear Neil's voice as well.
I have listened to the original and enjoyed the complex story. This production allows for more characterization imaging as you're listening and to pick up on the story line easier as characters come and go.
Wednesday is such an unrepentant rogue in this story.