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Neverwhere Audiobook

Neverwhere

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.
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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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    Here-and-faraway 02-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, Not Great"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not as an introduction to Neil Gaiman. The book is not bad, but it's very predictable. You know right away who the "secret" villain is and how the story will more or less end. Also, the two heroes, Richard and Door, were dull and generic. The book does have Gaiman's dry humor and some lovely descriptions. It flows well and Gaimain gives a great performance. Neverwhere is not terrible, but it's not great either. Gaiman has much better work out there.


    Would you recommend Neverwhere to your friends? Why or why not?

    Only if they were a fan of his work. It's decent enough, but didn't keep me on the edge of my seat wanting more.


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

    Gaiman gives a fabulous performance. He always does a fantastic job reading his stories.


    Did Neverwhere inspire you to do anything?

    Nope.


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    DeAnna 02-19-15
    DeAnna 02-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "a fun listen"

    I love it when authors do the readings, just just seem to add a little more! Just a fun book and worth the time!

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    Alisha Garner Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 02-19-15
    Alisha Garner Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 02-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    What made the experience of listening to Neverwhere the most enjoyable?

    Neil Gainman never fails to deliver unique and captivating story lines. This was a book I never wanted to stop listening to. I love the ending and how he wraps things up just enough.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and character development.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he first meets Door and they are in his apartment


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

    YES!


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    SoAndSo 02-18-15
    SoAndSo 02-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "love Neil Gaiman's performance and writing"

    It's just incredible to hear the author's literal own voice. This one wasn't my favourite of his, but I still give it 5 stars for sure!

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    Amazon Customer Livermore, CA, United States 02-18-15
    Amazon Customer Livermore, CA, United States 02-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent "

    As always Neil Gaiman tells a strange and engrossing tale. I enjoy reading his books but I like listening to him read them even more.

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    Keith D. Parish Carmel, IN, US 02-17-15
    Keith D. Parish Carmel, IN, US 02-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant"

    Neil Gaiman does it again! Neverwhere takes the reader to places most never imagine exist. He makes it real for those of us with vivid imaginations.

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    Kate 02-13-15
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    "Excellent twists and turns"

    Neil Gaiman really threads together a memorable yarn. What a wonderful writer and excellent narrator!!

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    jaycee 02-10-15
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    "LOVED IT!"

    This story was funny, beautifully written, and heartfelt. Neil Gaimon gave an incredible performance on top of his stroller writing.

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    Country Bookworm 01-27-15 Member Since 2014

    I love BOOKS!

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    "I'd enjoy this more if it were a movie."

    Neil Gaiman narrated his own book, and I liked his voice. I like his writin. He makes a world and you can truly put yourself in that world. I found myself wonderin, what I would do if I were Richard. Poor, Richard. This book would make a very good movie.

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    jesse alexander 01-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing tale... Epic in nature"

    This was a great story filled with axing imagination. I loved it so much I finished it in just 3 days.

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