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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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  • PopTrogdor
    5/17/17
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    "Great Story, But the writing style feels...forced"

    It's a great story, and we'll put together. The various performances were great, although it did mean I knew the identity of Mr World far earlier than they probably wanted me to.

    But the writing style felt a bit forced at points, especially when telling me about the various coin tricks he does randomly throughout, especially when Shadow was waiting for something


    But, what a great book. Loved it, even with the some of the more annoying writing style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Voor
    UK
    5/16/17
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    "One of the most perfect audio books yet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. The multiple cast and the atmosphere the whole performance generates brings a real sense of drama and suspense. The story just comes alive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)?

    The characterisations, they are spot on. Having a cast real brings it all together. There are so many audio books I've passed on, not because of the book but because of the narrators. A few can perform the different characters as distinctive, most can't. However, with a small cast, the story jumps out at you, as it does with this one. More books should be done with a cast rather than one individual.


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

    Yes, I sure did. However, I forced myself to do it in sections so I could spread out the joy of listening to this, rather consuming it too quickly.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book and a great small cast who brought it to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    South Croydon, United Kingdom
    5/15/17
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    "Small Gods in America..."

    This was a good reading of an interesting book. The cast did a great job and it is well worth a listen. My only very minor gripe is that the later Sir Terry Pratchett wrote a book called Small Gods about the idea of gods dying and it meant I was unfortunately comparing the two which is my fault as much as the author's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elinor Squire
    5/14/17
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    "Love it"

    Love the story and really like the narrator and characters, very well read. Nice to have the notes from the author too. Fab

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • david
    redhill, United Kingdom
    5/13/17
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    "Hooked from the start! 😎"

    As soon as Shadow spoke I knew I would enjoy this. Neil Gamen's love letter to the American Dream - or at least a version of it - combined with the ancient beliefs of the waves of immigrants that make up the modern USA has resulted in a classic novel and a brilliant audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sean
    5/12/17
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    "Brilliance"

    Utterly fantastic.... A wonderful story that's totally compelling... Buy it right now, I dare you!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/11/17
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    "Loved it"

    Great story, very original,absolutely gripping , characters really well thought out and the whole thing worked with a very different subject

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike S.
    5/10/17
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    "a great book but no classic"

    I did quite enjoy this story. It's extremely random and I like the main story. I felt the interludes with stories from the past were a bit lost and kinda boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Glendenning
    chester le street, England
    5/9/17
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    "Favourite book by Favourite author"

    Excellent reading and voicecast, with an engaging Introduction and Epilogue read by the author. There is also an extra chapter that wasn't included in the original book. At time of writing the series is also being broadcast so this is a great time to immerse yourself in this thriller/ mystery/ folklore/ roadtrip story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ben Parks
    5/8/17
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    "A great listen"

    A full cast and fantastic voice acting lends itself to an already great story. One of the better listens I've come across.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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