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)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
"Gaiman is a treasure house of story and we are lucky to have him." (Stephen King)
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"Really benefits from the narration"
Beautifuly narrated with a cast and some chapters by the author coupled with an enchanting, engaging story makes rhis full extended edition now enjoyable as an audiobook. incidentally is one of the few which changes "reading" to "listening" in the additional content which made this feel more cared for than some of the straight reading performances out there
"The 1200 extra words were worth it!"
This was everything I hoped it would be and more! The 1200 extra words were definitely worth it!
an epic tale set in our world with a little bit extra. hugely imaginative, beautifully described.
"I'm kinda lost for words..."
The performances of each of the voice actors has been nothing short of excellent, their voices draw you into the story and they keep you there, embellishing the imaginary characters in your minds eye without distracting from the story. It's a good book. A really good book...beautiful, horrific, sad, uplifting - all those things and more. At the end of the book I was left relieved that it was over, and sad that there was no more. It was a visceral, but enjoyable experience.
I loved it and I think that Neil Gaiman has created a masterpiece here! My next book is going to be Neverwhere.
I loved getting lost in this story! probably my favourite Neil Gaiman book so far.
"awesome and interesting"
loved the narration and all the different
actors involved was very refreshing story. look forward to reading more of this author as this was my first.
I'm afraid this book never really captured me and I finished it but without any enthusiasm. The problem for me was that I didn't particularly care or believe in the characters. Shadow, the central character was narrated in a rather flat tone, which mirrored his personality. I have read the excellent First Law series, which has humour and a rich array of complex characters, that made me think I might like fantasy in general, but unfortunately not.
could not think of a better narrater for this. absolutely stunning. one of the best audible books I ever bought
If you dont read ( listen ) to anything else this year, just enjoy this - you will fall in love with Shadow... And a few of the others
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