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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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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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    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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    Jonathan M. Karamavros Jonathan Karamavros 01-17-15
    Jonathan M. Karamavros Jonathan Karamavros 01-17-15 Member Since 2014

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    "great story, performance needs improvement."

    I like it better when a professional reads the books rather than the author. this stays true for this book. it was a very interesting personal growth story but the author doesn't keep good voice volume control so sometimes its too loud, or too soft.

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    Rhonda G. Timpany 01-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "liked it."

    I liked this book very much. The story was unique as are most of his books. I didn't see the plots twists coming so that's always nice. I enjoyed listening to it narrated by Neil Gaiman himself also. It isn't my favorite of his but still a good read/listen.

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    a reader 01-11-15
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    "the worst by Mr Gaiman"

    this was absolutely the worst ever by Gaiman. i could not get through even 10%

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    John 01-04-15
    John 01-04-15 Member Since 2007
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    Superb yarn. Just the right blend of humor and drama. Stephen King meets John Connelly. The author is a wonderful narrator

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    john Waddell 12-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "great listen"

    I love listening to this withers work, even more so when he is the narrator.

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    Stacey 11-28-14
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    "Another Gaiman HIT!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The voices of Mr. Vandemar and Mr. Kruppe! I can hear them perfectly in my head just typing it of how they introduced themselves.


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

    His sense of timing and feel for the characters. It's really the best thing about listening to any of his audio books: the sighs and pauses and inflections.


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    Cari W Canada 11-11-14
    Cari W Canada 11-11-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant Story and Narration!"
    What made the experience of listening to Neverwhere the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was fantastic at employing accents, and voice tones which heightened the listening experience.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was so imaginative, who would have thought of a London above and a London below. I also really enjoyed the character development of ten main character Richard Mayhew


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

    I have not listened to his other books but I am going to seek them out and put them on my wish list for sure


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

    No, I had it in my car and listened to it while driving to work. No more road rage when the traffic jams up as it just allows more listening time.


    Any additional comments?

    This is not the kind if book I usually read but I am so glad I did, it was truly enjoyable.

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    RF 10-22-14
    RF 10-22-14 Member Since 2014
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    "So good!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Neverwhere to be better than the print version?

    No, BUT it was still fantastic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Every goddamn thing!


    Which character – as performed by Neil Gaiman – was your favorite?

    Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandermar


    Any additional comments?

    I feel a little biased because this is one of my favourite books (perhaps my favourite). I was simply curious to see how Neil Gaiman was at narration and I was not disappointed.

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