Derby mum

Derby, Derbyshire
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One star off for being half a book.

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Reviewed: 06-10-19

Abruptly ends without tying up any of the plot lines. I'm completely frustrated to think I might have to wait years to find out what happens next!

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This tale went everywhere with me

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Reviewed: 22-06-17

Where does Anansi Boys rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is hard to answer because I have very catholic taste and I find it hard to compare books of completely different genre and style. Having said that, I had it playing from my pocket as I went around doing the cooking, cleaning etc. until it was finished. I was thoroughly absorbed. So it's well up the ranks.

Who was your favorite character and why?

SPOILER ALERT! I was most intrigued by Fat Charlie and his brother Spider, who proved to be two halves of the same person, (sort of).

What about Lenny Henry’s performance did you like?

I was very impressed by the degree of professionalism delivered by someone who, until now, I had thought of only as a rather silly comedian. Mr' Henry's narration was expressive, well paced and never over-the-top. His pronunciation and enunciation of words was excellent, apart from when he was deliberately reproducing an accent.

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

I pretty much did, apart from having to sleep at some point, as staying up all night when you have a 3-year-old is just plain stupid. There really is no point asking a toddler to allow you a lie-in.

Any additional comments?

I found this novel to be very different in style and pace to it's prequel American Gods, which I rated rather meanly only the other night because I was overtired and not in a great mood. Both are excellent and thoroughly riveting stories. This second instalment is simpler, there are not nearly so many interwoven plotlines. I wouldn't say one is necessarily better than the other, they are just very different.