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Publisher's Summary

National Best Seller

Selected as one of NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time

The number one New York Times best-selling author's wildly successful first novel featuring his new Neverwhere tale, "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back".

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

"A fantastic story that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (San Diego Union-Tribune), Neil Gaiman's first solo novel has become a touchstone of urban fantasy and a perennial favorite of readers and listeners everywhere.

©1996, 1997, 2014 Neil Gaiman (P)2007, 2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"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)
"Delightful…inventively horrific."(USA Today)
"[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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love everything about it

enthralling, wonderful ending. beautiful words and fantastic realism in an unknown but believable world under

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Like a Dark Fairytale

it is always a joy to hear an author read his own work. This was an exceptionally fine example. Misters Coope and Vandermeer will remain among my favorite characters for a long time

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Riveting

Entertaining, meaningful, and satisfying! Loved the twists and turns of this book and can't wait to also listen to the full cast abridged version with some amazing stars

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captivating

Loved it, wish it would keep going. Glad to support audible books for all listeners.

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Fabulous!

I enjoyed every minute of this story and performance. The narration was the best I've heard so far and the story delightful.

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Perfect intro to Neil Gaiman

What made the experience of listening to Neverwhere the most enjoyable?

The author reading the book means he knows exactly what to emphasize. His voices were terrific

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I first read this in print several years ago and went on to several other Gaiman books, all enjoyable. This is the first one I've listened to on audio and it was even better than reading in print. Will be one to relisten to over and over.

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Fantastic book, excellent reading

Neil Gaiman himself reads this production of Neverwhere and is simply wonderful. He does a wide range of voices that fit his characters very well, and I was completely drawn in. I found myself looking for reasons and times to listen and absolutely loved the story and people in it. Highly recommend.

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Open the Door to an amazing world

Fantastic in depth world. Loved every minute! Left me craving more. Highly recommended. Someone please tell me there are more to come!

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Sad It's Over

This was great! I could listen to the narrator for ever, such a soothing but not boring voice. And my goodness what a story. Makes me look at rats differently and want to busy London. I'll be listening to this one again.

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Annoying music in the narration detracted from an otherwise good book

The book itself was very good. And the author did an excellent job with the narration. However the music edited into the narration between chapters was painfully annoying.