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American Gods | [Neil Gaiman]

American Gods

After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in apparently adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr. Wednesday, claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god, and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town.
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Publisher's Summary

After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But as the days, then the hours, then the seconds until his release tick away, he can feel a storm building. Two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in apparently adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr. Wednesday, claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god, and the king of America.

Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town. But they are being pursued by someone with whom Shadow must make his peace.... Disturbing, gripping, and profoundly strange, Neil Gaiman's epic new novel sees him on the road to finding the soul of America.

©2001 Neil Gaiman (P)2012 Headline Digital

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"Gaiman is a treasure house of story and we are lucky to have him." (Stephen King)

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  • James
    Woking, United Kingdom
    9/19/13
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    "Unlike anything I'd ever read before"
    Would you consider the audio edition of American Gods to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition but the multiple voices in this recording works extremely well and the preface suggests that it has additional material so I would imagine that this is better, yes.


    What other book might you compare American Gods to, and why?

    It was unlikely any other book I had read, although I have read some sci-fi before, it was an entirely unique world that I felt I was inhabiting, and I would say this is it's biggest strength, that it is so much incomparable with other stories.


    Have you listened to any of Neil Gaiman and George Guidall ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to any others but the performances in this are excellent and really add to the audio book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was intrigued by the reviews of this book that called it iconic and a classic, and now that I have listened to it, I can see why they say that. It really is one that will stand the test of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luke
    bristol, United Kingdom
    7/19/13
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    "A truly great audiobook"

    This is a title that shows that the audiobook is art-form in itself.

    Neil Gaimen has written a book of incredible depth and subtly, which has been translated into something even richer by the performances of this cast. A stunning book, only made better by the quality of this production.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lucy
    chelmsford, United Kingdom
    7/17/13
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    "Excellent - loved it so much I started it again."
    Would you consider the audio edition of American Gods to be better than the print version?

    Yes, It was a little odd at first with all the different voices, but that I think just made it possible the best book I have downloaded this year.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Ufland
    Herts UK
    7/16/13
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    "Absolutely Engrossing!"
    What did you like most about American Gods?

    I really enjoyed this road-trip/detective story/mythology. It is exactly the type of story that appeals to me and is told by a master story-teller.


    What other book might you compare American Gods to, and why?

    American Gods harks back to the classic Neil Gaiman of Good Omens, Neverwhere and Anansi Boys.


    Have you listened to any of Neil Gaiman and George Guidall ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    The performances were first class. I am a confirmed Neil Gaiman admirer and know that I will be reading/listening to more of his works. I would be tempted by any other author's work if performed by George Guidall.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many. I experience a complete emotional involvement in t his book that happens so rarely. Once I had finished it, I felt bereft. And the story has stayed with me. I look back fondly on the time I listened to it. I doubt that it will be long before I start listening again.


    Any additional comments?

    American Gods is not so much a book, but an old friend to who one returns over and over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SJPagey
    London
    7/8/13
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    "Wow"
    Where does American Gods rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5? I was seriously impressed - not only is Gaiman a total talent, but the multi-cast narration is mind-blowing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Shadow undoubtedly has the sexiest voice in the history of audio, so I can't help but have a soft spot for him... but Wednesday is probably the most enigmatic and entertaining.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justin
    Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, United Kingdom
    4/19/13
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    "Listen to it."

    This is a great book, well narrated by a great cast, the voices match the characters perfectly. It feels like a lot of care and attention was put into this production. Neil Gaiman is a treasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Colin A. Mcgee
    London
    4/14/13
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    "loved it."

    Neil Gaimen is an author that I really enjoy. This audio book was a pleasure to listen too and kept the flavour of Gaimans wit and descriptive strengths. The lightness and the fun stands out for me as well. The characterisation by the narrators meant that I forgot I was listening to a book at times. I was lost...Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AnnaHill
    GUILDFORD, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Amazing"

    Having the unabridged version gives a real feel for the book, as the writer wanted it wrtitten. 19 hours is very long, but every minute was interesting and you arekept wondering what happens next. Would definitely recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alia
    United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Great Story!"

    I like Neil Gaiman, I have to be honest though, when I picked up the paperback a couple of years ago I really struggled through the beginning and simply gave up. I've been reading some good reviews since and saw it on audible so I thought I'd give it another go and I'm so glad I did. It really does make for great listening and as one reviewer said, it's typical Gaiman, quite surreal but gripping plot, and great characters. George Guidall does a great job of narrating and using multiple voices for characters really brought the story to life for me. Definitely recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra
    Bolton, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Compulsive listening"

    I'm not really a fan of fantasy but this was enthralling, mostly. The introduction explained that this is expanded from the version first published and can I say that this isn't necessarily a great idea. There were a few episodes where a good editor with a red pencil could have done Gaiman a favour.



    However this a great listen and the production with the multiple voices worked extremely well. The voice for Shadow was excellent, as were all of them. The change of voices kept my interest going through a long listen. I will be looking out for another Gaiman for my next choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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