American Gods

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 62,070 ratings

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) 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
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  • Book 1

    • 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 39,020
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36,199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,160

    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

    Regular price: $42.20

    • American Gods

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutskiaris, Daniel Oreskes, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Benchmark Title

    • By Ian on 10-02-12

    Regular price: $17.05

    • American Gods

    • A Novel
    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Genius story from a genius author

    • By Jussi Hattara on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $39.92

    • American Gods [TV Tie-In]

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,903
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,578

    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
    • Charming mystery, romance and epic

    • By Jody R. Nathan on 11-26-03

    Regular price: $42.20

  • Book 1.5

    • The Monarch of the Glen

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Shadow Moon has been away from America for nearly two years. His nights are broken with dangerous dreams. Sometimes he almost believes he doesn't care if he ever returns home. In the Highlands of Scotland, where the sky is pale white and it feels as remote as any place can possibly be, the beautiful and the wealthy gather at a grand old house in the glen. And when the strange local doctor offers him work at the party, Shadow is intrigued.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Legends II, Volume Three

    • New Short Novels by The Masters of Modern Fantasy (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp, Peter Bradbury, Michael Emerson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Fantasy fans, rejoice! Years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, the acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the third volume is here.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 2 out of 3 of these stories

    • By Barb on 06-21-10

    Regular price: $19.93

  • Book 2

    • Anansi Boys

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,061
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,309

    Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times best seller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny, a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully narrated

    • By A. Hawley on 11-23-07

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Anansi Boys

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    A kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth from best-selling storytelling legend Neil Gaiman. A BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Anansi Boys, featuring an all-star cast lead by Lenny Henry, will premiere on Christmas Day 2017. Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Neil Gaiman is awesome as usual

    • By Lesley on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $15.88

  • Book 2.5

    • Black Dog

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Shadow Moon has been on the road a while now, but he can't walk any farther tonight, not with the rain lashing down. Gratefully he heads home with a nice English couple, who offer a box room, hot whisky and local tales. But when the man collapses en route, Shadow realises that something about this place has been left untold. Something ancient, something within the very walls of the village. Something shadowing them all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author's own voice brings the story to life

    • By Jussi Hattara on 11-02-17

    Regular price: $4.25