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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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    "Good fantasy story"

    I enjoyed the readers use of accents throughout the story. Good character differentiation. Good story for middle school age child.

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    CustomerXYZ 04-30-15
    CustomerXYZ 04-30-15
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    "Enjoyed it but struggled to finish"

    Enjoyed it, overall production and story were good though not as good as some of Gaiman's stories IMO. Seemed more of a children's book. Could have been my mood, have listened to several of Gaiman's tales lately, my favorites being Anansi Boys and American Gods. Disliked musical interludes between chapters but was a small matter. Overall, would still recommend to fans of Neil Gaiman.

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    dave gardner 04-30-15
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    "Neil himself at his finest."

    I loved this. having Neil read me a story is always a great time. only trouble I had was getting caught listening at work.

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    Redhead Baby Mama Atlanta GA 04-24-15
    Redhead Baby Mama Atlanta GA 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good, though probably better read"

    Great story, felt like a modern version of Alice in Wonderland mixed with the Wizard of Oz. performance was great, but I get the feeling it's more engaging as a read vs. listen as there were times the descriptions be scenes kind of droned on. Would definitely recommend to others!

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    William M Brennan 04-09-15
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    "Grim urban fantasy."

    Gaiman's take on life and magic in London's underground. No elves, plenty of rats. Time lost people. London fog remembered by the London under world. Enjoy the dark parody of London as seen by a hapless office worker trying to get back the his safe life.

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    Andrea J Wallace 04-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent narration and character work!"

    Loved the story, and the narration was great fun to listen to. The drums at the new chapters were weird. I thought some synth sounds would have fit better. But that didn't affect the quality overall. Bravo!

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    Micah 04-06-15
    Micah 04-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not gaiman's best"

    I always get taken in when the author narrates and am always disappointed (except with non fiction).

    Also, a somewhat formulaic book with few surprises. Good, but not Gaiman's best. His own fault for giving us and himself such high standard to compare to.

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    "Gaiman reads Gaiman perfectly"

    It's a fun fairy tale. We get to explore London below, with all its eccentric characters. Gaiman is a wonderful storyteller.

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    A User Helsinki, Finland 04-04-15
    A User Helsinki, Finland 04-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding"

    An excellent story and reading from Neil Gaiman. Thoroughly enjoyable and quality expected from Neil's writing. Well worth the listen!

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    katelynn 03-30-15
    katelynn 03-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "another amazing Neil Gaiman."

    I always enjoy reading (being read) Neil Gaiman. His imagination sucks me into the story and I have trouble putting the book down to live my life, I am just too wrapped up in the characters.

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