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Neverwhere Audiobook

Neverwhere

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Publisher's Summary

Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever.

Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations. And it is the home of Door, the girl whom Richard rescued, and whom, if he is ever to return home, he must now help in her mission to preserve this strange underworld kingdom from a mysterious figure determined to destroy it.

If Tim Burton rewrote Phantom of the Opera, if Jack Finney had a dark side, if you rolled up the best of Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Caleb Carr into one, you still wouldn't have Neil Gaiman. In Neverwhere, he delivers one of the most absorbing reads to come along in years.

©1996, 1997 Neil Gaiman; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Gaiman's gift for mixing the absurd with the frightful gives this novel the feeling of a bedtime story with adult sophistication. Readers will find themselves as unable to escape this tale as the characters themselves." (Library Journal)
"[Gaiman] is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any media." (Stephen King)

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    kayce m rasmussen 11-11-16
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    "Amazing"

    Prepare to be transported to a different world, and for a existential adventure. Great! Buy now!

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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 11-10-16
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 11-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pay attention!"

    I'm surprised. When I first finished the book I thought "meh, a 3+," but then it's taken me a few days to sit down and review it and I miss it. My warning is that you do have to pay very close attention. It's easy to be wrapped up in the beautifully (and sometimes horrible) descriptive prose of the London below and miss an important piece of the story. No doubt this is an icon in the genre of fantasy/sci-fi but it's impossible to avoid the real soul searching it inspires regarding what we choose to do and who we choose to be with in times of need.

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    Hailey 11-10-16
    Hailey 11-10-16
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    "Captivating Reader...."

    Couldn't get into the fantastical story. Loved the reader tho. Give it a try, you may love it.

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    jennifer l cirtis 11-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "fantastic adventure!"

    I love Neil Gaiman'stories. they are imaginative and fantastical. i love that he narrates his books with great care and expression. the Characters are superb.

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    purplejo 10-27-16
    purplejo 10-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fabulous!"

    I've read this book many times but have never enjoyed dramatised versions. This one, read by the author, is different & I really enjoyed it. I could see the characters & never had a problem knowing which of them was speaking.

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    B. England 10-27-16
    B. England 10-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Outstanding version - Neil nails it."
    If you could sum up Neverwhere in three words, what would they be?

    This was by far my favorite reading so far. Only the author could have pulled this off - the inflections and little things make all the difference. Wonderful experience on my walks.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Neverwhere?

    The authors voicing of Mr. Crup and Mr. Van de Mar - so deliciously bad.


    What does Neil Gaiman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His passion and knowledge of the characters - can't miss it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - but didn't - too much fun using it as a serial.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it - it's worth it.

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    Lara 10-26-16
    Lara 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "You need this in your life."

    Neil Gaiman is a gift and Neverwhere is such an amazing piece of literature. Gaiman's performance is perfect. God.

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    CARY M CUNNINGHAM 10-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but.."

    I liked the book and I like the author/narrator but his voice is so damn soothing and so damn comforting it was tough to listen to without nearly falling asleep! His voice is too good, but not in a great way. His narration through the short stories in American Gods was just about the right amount of time to listen to him, this was a little too much for me. It took me nearly a month to listen to this just for that reason.

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    Michael Richards 10-24-16 Member Since 2017

    History buff and Heraldic Artist...

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    "A Good Gaiman Styled Fairy Tale"
    Any additional comments?

    This was good in the Gaiman style. Interesting story and good characters. I didn't find this nearly as engaging as the Ocean at the End of the Lane but maybe it was just me. I found the anti-hero just that, a weak, mean, little man of no substance or backbone. The performance, done by Gaiman was pretty good except that some producer though it appropriate to throw in bits of African (?) folk music at odd times. Not at the beginning of chapters or transitions, just for the hell of it, whenever. But not distracting enough not to recommend. It was worth the time, just not one of his best.

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    jered fratello 10-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring and stupid"
    What would have made Neverwhere better?

    This story has such a unique aspect to it but....most bad books have a build up that never pans out but this one didn't even have that. Plot and characters were boring. Boring, boring book.


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