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Anansi Boys | [Neil Gaiman]

Anansi Boys

If his rotter of an estranged father hadn't gone and dropped dead at a karaoke night, Fat Charlie Nancy would still be blissfully unaware that his dad was Anansi the spider god. He would also have no idea that he has a brother (called Spider) who is also a god. And now this brother is trying to take over his life, and is generally doing a much better job of being him.
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If his rotter of an estranged father hadn't gone and dropped dead at a karaoke night, Fat Charlie Nancy would still be blissfully unaware that his dad was Anansi the spider god. He would also have no idea that he has a brother (called Spider) who is also a god. And now this brother is trying to take over his life, and is generally doing a much better job of being him.

Desperate to reclaim his life, Charlie enlists the help of four eccentric old ladies and their unique brand of voodoo – and together they unleash a bitter and twisted force to destroy Spider. But as darkness descends and badness begins, will Fat Charlie Nancy get his life back, or is he about to enter a whole netherworld of pain?

©2005 Neil Gaiman; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A warm, funny, immensely entertaining story...Anansi Boys combines the anarchy of Douglas Adams with a Wodehousian generosity of spirit." (Susanna Clarke)
"Lenny Henry...is absolutely the perfect choice to read Anansi Boys....An absolutely top-notch performance, one that makes a terrific book even better." (Publishers Weekly)
"Mixing farce and fantasy, epic mythology and domestic drama, Gaiman's novel is a clever piece of storytelling and a celebration of the magic of make-believe." (Independent on Sunday)

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  • Neil
    United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Lenny shouldve knocked comedy on the head."

    And done narration full time. Great variety of characters who each have their own distinct voice. Story is great too. Can't go wrong with Neil Gaiman for the weird and wonderful.

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  • Tod Werewolf
    West Yorkshire
    12/23/12
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    "Pure Joy"

    Lenny Henry is the man for this book, He keeps you glued to story and just keeps his voice to portray the people and not go over the top. One of the best on Audible and a great take on Anansi and his wonderful tales of Africa and when the world was new. Gaiman is a master of his craft.

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  • Ali
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    3/13/11
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    "Enjoyable"

    A bit slow moving at the start, but humorous and entertaining.

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  • Rebecca
    5/19/09
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    "A world of it's own"

    Lenny Henry is fantastic - it's like he was made to read Gaiman. This is a beautiful, intelligent, entertaining story read with style, humour and passion. Everything an audio book should be and more.... thank you.

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  • Mark
    Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
    3/16/09
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    "Another Classic"

    A really enjoyable listen, having previously downloaded The Graveyard Book, this lived up to my expectations.

    Lenny Henry's voice is just right for this story.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who hasn't experienced one of Neil Gaiman's books.

    Definitely worthy of 5 stars.

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  • A User
    12/3/08
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    "Great Listening"

    This is the first time I've listened or read a Neil Gaiman book, and it's kept me entertained and interested the whole way through. Lenny Henry is excellent, his voice is very pleasing to the ear and his accents are spot on.

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