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.
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"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)
The characters were read in different voices by Neil, much like how I read stories to my kids. The best part is this is how the author heard the characters when he wrote the story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth the listen
Not only story takes unexpected twists and turns, but we witness character's changing + evolving in ways only great books bring. Makes the readers think beyond the happening in the story. Wonderful listen - Neil is a true master storyteller.
it took some getting used to, as the story doesn't progress like most "normal" stories do (a littlebit like the writing of Terry Pratchett. And it goes places you wouldn't expect. It is written with such an assured confidence that you get sucked in to the strange world of the story and life of the characters. In the beginning I often thought "what's this story about and where is it going" but I couldn't stop listening. And I'm glad I continued because it pays of in the end.
this was a good read. very imaginative and a fitting ending. story could be seen as one man's breakdown or as his actual adventure.
I usually avoid books narrated by the author, but bought this one before I noticed. It was unbelievably well done. Maybe he performed the characters so well, because he created them. I was totally engrossed. What an amazing storyteller!
This was a very intense, imaginative and wonderful story! Not surprised it was once made into a TV series. Great writing and story telling! The narration was wonderfully performed! Just a great fantasy escape story!
We listened to the book and was sad when it ended. We became attached to the characters and the plot that were both described in ways you can easily picture in your head. The story line was fun to follow and will definitely recommend this book to anyone into fantasy.
I love that Neil Gaiman narrates. He really brings this story to life. Be ready to step outside (or under) the life you think you know.
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