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  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,038
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,998

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 10 Years and Still a Fantastic Read

  • By Nightveil on 07-22-11

Just meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-17

Neil Gaimans main character Shadow fell so flat for me that it was hard to enjoy the rest of the book. Shadow had the potential to be such an interesting character, but Gaiman never really made him more than a 2D persona to push the plot along who says yes to everything and unbelievably asks zero questions regarding his situation until the last quarter of the book.

  • Mathematics

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Timothy Gowers
  • Narrated by: Craig Jessen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

The aim of this audiobook is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and listeners of this audiobook will emerge with a clearer understanding of paradoxical-sounding concepts such as infinity, curved space, and imaginary numbers. The first few chapters are about general aspects of mathematical thought.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Overacting made it impossible to listen to

  • By Deede on 05-12-16

Disappointing as an audiobook

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More real world examples from every day life would have created a more realistic connection with the concepts covered in this audio book. Much of the information (for me) would have been easier to understand visually. Reading off long strings of numbers and equations doesn't work as well as seeing them on paper/computer screen.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His breathy ending to every sentence and, frankly, pretentious tone was incredibly distracting for such a detailed audio book.

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