The book was extremely well written and very consistent in its tone and pace. the characters were believable and relatable.
the Author bored me intensely at the beggining and the end. I just skipped those parts.
great Oration by cast
not a soccer mom
really enjoyed the story, took a bit to get used to the multiple voice actors, but this was a great listen for a long road trip
Read this in highschool, and the book only went to page 342. It was a misprinted book and never got to finish it. When i first got the audio book I was excited, and it was narrated by George Guildhall which that alone made the story come to life. This verison is great with the full cast, bring every character to life in their own way. Great book!
In terms of performance, it is probably top 5. It is really well performed and made me feel like I was living the story.
Wednesday. He's complex and funny.
I really love some of Gaiman's other works. I wish this one had been more in line with Neverwhere, or The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I found the characters in this story to range from boring to extremely unlikeable, and I didn't really care about the central conflict, or know why I was supposed to.
The story just meandered around so much, with only rare interesting moments. It felt a lot like driving through the midwest come to think of it. I think the best part of this book were the short vignettes that told the stories of forgotten gods, because they were concise and they got to the point in a satisfying amount of time.
The narrators did a great job embodying these characters. The narration was definitely a highlight of this book.
This expanded version drew me in and held me fast the whole time. The voices of Shadow and Wednesday were exactly as I'd imagined when I first read this over a decade and a half ago. Mr. Gaiman's reading of the coming to America stories and all the extras enriched it all the more. I think I'll have another listen.
I read this book about every other year. I enjoy it more every time. This version is particularly rewarding as the voice talent is excellent and the pace is just right - to my ears.
It took me about a chapter to get the feel of it, and get comfortable with the rhythm. Entertaining, and a damn good story. A well written and well performed story.