We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) Audiobook

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

Regular Price:$42.20
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Now a STARZ® Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.

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. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.

Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.

"Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose—American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages."—Washington Post

©2011 Neil Gaiman (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"This full-cast performance of the tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman's American Gods (think director's cut) is one of the most mesmerizing audio experiences ever.... Ron McLarty plays a randy, crusty old Odin disguised as a white-collar con man to perfection. Daniel Oreskes's Shadow, the hero who doesn't know quite what he is, is masterful. Oliver Wyman, who did Mad Sweeney the Leprechaun, is a genius. Hats in the air for the whole cast, a flawless production, and a tour de force of a tale." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (24549 )
5 star
 (16432)
4 star
 (5493)
3 star
 (1771)
2 star
 (528)
1 star
 (325)
Overall
4.5 (22715 )
5 star
 (14720)
4 star
 (5060)
3 star
 (1961)
2 star
 (603)
1 star
 (371)
Story
4.8 (22696 )
5 star
 (18479)
4 star
 (3195)
3 star
 (718)
2 star
 (185)
1 star
 (119)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sailfish 04-30-17
    Sailfish 04-30-17 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    420
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    620
    273
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Much better production than earlier TV tie-in"

    I purchased the TV tie-in version of this audiobook back almost 4 years now and while I found the performance quite good back then, this 10th Anniversary version is much better to the extent that it also improved my impression of the Overall rating. That, and the added commentary from Neil Gaiman and the inclusion of some cut content from before also improved my rating of the Story category. I found that most the nouveau gods back then still hold up well even today but I can't help but muse about what the Social Media, smartphone and Fake News gods of today would be like.

    Even if you've enjoyed the previous version of American Gods, you'll not be disappointed in listening to this latest edition, as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anthony Cisneros 04-29-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "excellent full cast reading"

    I very much enjoyed this full cast reading. It bade me imagine I was watching the show that's coming soon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lynnette CO 04-28-17
    Lynnette CO 04-28-17 Member Since 2012

    Lynnette O'Keefe

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Incredible!"

    This was my first book by Neil Gaiman. I absolutely loved it!
    American Gods is one of those rare books that I found myself thinking about when I wasn't listening to it. Shadow is a wonderful character I couldn't help but love. He's got a beautiful heart, and would be content to live a simple life as a gentle giant. He's loyal to a fault.
    The narration is incredible! I've listened to books with a full cast before that felt choppy and fake. But the cast of this production came together quite smoothly. I was able to lose myself in the story, and isn't that what a good story is supposed to do?
    I'll definitely be reading/listening to more of Neil Gaiman!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pauline Campos detroit, michigan United States 04-28-17
    Pauline Campos detroit, michigan United States 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I will be listening over and over"
    Would you listen to American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) again? Why?

    Yes. It is an incredible story and the full cast is amazing.


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

    none. it's in a class of its own


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

    I finished it, to be honest. I am a freelance writer and homeschool my kid. it is hard to sit down to read, but listening I can do on the go. it was like a great radio show.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    BLYTHE COCHRAN 04-27-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It must just be me....."
    Would you try another book from Neil Gaiman and/or the narrators?

    yes.


    Would you recommend American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) to your friends? Why or why not?

    i think i would have liked this better if i had read it instead of listening to it be read by a cast.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    shadows voice and wednesdays voices were excellent.


    Do you think American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no. it was not my favorite book.


    Any additional comments?

    i usually love neil gaiman and his ability to pull you into a story and whatever new world he has created. this was not my favorite book. to me it was average. i know i am in the minority but it was not my favorite book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 04-27-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Phenomenally uniqie"

    American Gods is probably my favorite book at this point. There is no way to accurately convey how great of a writet Neil Gaiman is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    04-27-17
    04-27-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "absolutely captivating"

    beautifully told story by a full cast with twisted and turns at every corner. amazing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer BRIDGEPORT, TX, US 04-27-17
    Amazon Customer BRIDGEPORT, TX, US 04-27-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This ones a keeper!"

    I loved it! I can't wait tho such it on t.v. I hope there's a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    George 04-27-17
    George 04-27-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "amazing!!"

    As an American with an English accent, I felt I knew the America Gaiman had created. I learned I couldn't have been happier to be more wrong. I honest delight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard 04-27-17
    Richard 04-27-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    62
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Boring, long-winded"

    Not sure why this got so many great reviews. It must just not be for me because a lot of people seem to like it and they're making a TV series out of it...
    I gave this about 4 hours' worth of listen, and by the end of those 4 hours I was skipping forward a lot. Just too much unneeded descriptions of things that don't progress the story.
    I found the characters unlikable too.

    Apparently many people enjoy this, but it's just not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.