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American Gods Audiobook

American Gods

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Publisher's Summary

American Gods, the extraordinary, highly acclaimed epic audiobook from storytelling genius and international bestseller Neil Gaiman, comes vividly to life this May in the hottest major TV show of 2017. Praised by Empire as 'something very special', the series will be shown in the UK on Amazon Prime Video and stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning and Gillian Anderson.

If you are to survive, you must believe.

Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America.

Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.

The war has already begun, an epic struggle for the very soul of America, and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.

©2001 Neil Gaiman (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Gaiman is a treasure-house of story and we are lucky to have him." (Stephen King)
"Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive, a picaresque journey across America where the travelers are even stranger than the roadside attractions." (George R. R. Martin)
"Gaiman has a rich imagination...and an ability to tackle large themes." (Philip Pullman)
"A very fine and imaginative writer." (The Times)

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  • M. Cafferky
    UK
    10/26/16
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    "Wonderful delivery of an excellent novel"

    A road trip, a mystery, a buddie story, Americana, and fantasy - all delivered in several intermingled stories, wonderfully tied together. A great listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/19/16
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    "amazing book"

    I red American Gods many years ago and listening to this interpretation was like giving colour to a black and white Wizard of Oz movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Neill
    10/13/16
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    "My first Gaiman"

    After attending the American Gods Panel at San Diego Comic Con 2016 I thought it wise to read the book before seeing the show next spring.
    I had an idea of what I was going to read. What I read was very different. I've never read anything by Mr Gaiman before and thoroughly enjoyed the otherworldly characters, the road trip around the states and Shadow Moon's baffled take of the events taking place around him.
    I would recommend!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Garf
    Essex, United Kingdom
    10/13/16
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    "Im going to have to revisit this..."

    a very odd book and I think i may have been better served reading a hard copy first. I'll be back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    10/12/16
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    "Fantastic!"

    I dipped into reading this book years ago, been meaning to get back to read it since then but not getting around to it. this complete edition is excellent, performances solid, really enjoyable and I hope Neil Gaiman does return to Shadow's adventures one day

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. B. Trotter
    Broughton Gate, Buckinghamshire
    10/10/16
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    "The No 1 Audiobook"
    Would you listen to American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) again? Why?

    The same reason I have watched Bladerunner at least 20 times it's a masterpiece


    What other book might you compare American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) to, and why?

    BBC Pilgrim series , which is utterly brilliant


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The cast, were all superb


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Didn't laugh or cry, but always entranced.


    Any additional comments?

    Audiobooks like this could be the big moneymakers,obviously expensive to produce but IMHO worth the investment. I would pay twice the price for a dramatised version over a narrated audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jessica
    10/6/16
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    "Completely Engaging"

    I loved the narration of this story so much, it was exactly how I imagined the characters when I read this a number of years ago. It's the most important thing for me when listening to an audio book, and the pace and tone were absolutely perfect for the storyline! I didn't want it to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Madesina
    9/23/16
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    "It's a pretty decent novel. can be a bit of a slog"

    Neil Gaiman I'd a professional. the quintessential working author. however this book is really long.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alistair
    Broxburn, Scotland
    8/29/16
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    "a meandering, captivating listen"

    A bit of a slow burn, then over all at once. Well written and quite enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Jones
    8/25/16
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    "Wonderfully strange meandering story. Loved it."

    Hooked me from the first line. Following Shadow's journey through this semi imaginary America was a joy. Just a pity it had to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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