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

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

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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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    Neil 07/04/2013
    Neil 07/04/2013
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    "Brilliantly written but just plods along"

    I can't help but feel more should've happened in this book or more explanation. The characters are great and the world they live in but I don't know. It just.... lacked. Its a shame cause the audio is amazing. Different actors for every voice and each great. I hope this becomes the benchmark for audiobooks. It really is a great performance but as I said the story just isn't all there for me.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Miles Mansfield, United Kingdom 12/06/2013
    Miles Mansfield, United Kingdom 12/06/2013 Member Since 2017
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    "Just fantastic!"

    With the impending release of Neil Gaiman's new audiobook - 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' (18th June 2013) - I thought it was worth quickly reviewing the best of his previous novels. Although Anansi Boys is great (especially once you get used to Lenny Henry doing the narration), American Gods remains his greatest novelistic and audiobook achievement.

    The story starts with Shadow getting out of prison a day early due to tragic circumstances. What follows is an odyssey into the heartland of America and the Gods who live there. While the book itself is a great read, the audio version really brings the text to life - Shadow's dry sense of humour; Wednesday's mischievousness. It's so good I'm actually envious of those people who have not yet had the pleasure of downloading it - if you're one of these people, download it NOW! You won't regret it.

    On a similar fantasy-related / magical-reality theme, I would also heartedly recommend the Peter Grant novels by Ben Aaronovitch - the everyday tell of your average bobby becoming the last apprentice of English magic. It is simply one of the best narrated books on Audible. Warning: be careful where you listen, however, you will undoubtedly get strange looks due to your laughing.

    44 of 47 people found this review helpful
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    Sebastian 24/12/2014
    Sebastian 24/12/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "This book has got character!"

    Mystifyingly captivating despite tenuous ramblings from time to time. It's an imaginative American road trip but which gives you a real sense of the people and places along the spiritual way. A story I doubt I will forget.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Alison 19/06/2013
    Alison 19/06/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Original and memorable"

    Beautifully read this is a very unusual story that is unpredictable and intriguing. A great audiobook that I thoroughly recommend.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Richard Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Member Since 2015
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    "My new favourite book"

    I'd listened to the Anansi Boys narrated by Lenny Henry and loved it, knowing at the time that it was vaguely connected to American Gods, but Lenny was the draw.



    Don't know why but I wasn't particularly drawn to American Gods, but after constant recommendations I thought I'd seek out the audiobook. Initially I was put off by the reviews regarding the narration, but decided to proceed with caution.



    The narration is perfect for the book and kept me entertained from chapter to chapter, an absolute pleasure to listen too.



    The story itself is so full personality. I became attached to many of the characters, but none more so than Shadow. I was upset when it ended and I hope to enter into that world again soon.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    D. M. York Manchester, UK 10/03/2017
    D. M. York Manchester, UK 10/03/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Superbly performed, but pointless"

    I really struggled with this audiobook, eventually I got just past halfway and then gave up.

    Not that the story is in any way badly written, indeed it is splendidly written and the narration is probably the best I have heard of Audible with an excellent cast. However this has not been enough to recover the meandering and seemingly pointless story.

    It got to halfway through and I was not even sure of what was happening or indeed whether the story was going anywhere. The book had a very promising start and seemed to introduce some very interesting characters, though after a while it just felt that the characters were moving around pointlessly. The deciding factor for me was that by halfway I had no clue what was going on at all and much more than this, I didn't care.

    Perhaps this is a book that you really need to focus on, though since I do most of my listening either at the gym or in the car, it's perhaps too involved for my taste.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Connolly Scotland 14/09/2016
    Amy Connolly Scotland 14/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!!"
    Would you listen to American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production) again? Why?

    Yes!! Definitely. It was such a joy to listen to it i'd love to do it again. I read the book years ago and always wanted to reread it because I loved the story. Now I can do it easily with audible.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are too many characters to pick! It's a huge cast. And quite often you'd find yourself liking a character and then a twist! and you'd see them in another light.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I loved the whole book but in particular with this audible edition I enjoyed the little bits narrated by Neil Gaiman. The bits that weren't really connected to the plot, but did have relevance to it. I just love listening to Neil Gaiman. And those bits were gold.


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

    I found it very difficult to stop, yes. It's a long book so was pretty impossible to listen to in one sitting, but i'd find myself cleaning the house just to listen to a bit more of it.


    Any additional comments?

    It's about the Gods of old, and the new Gods, and them trying to survive altogether in America. And about one guy, Shadow, who gets mixed up in all of it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ant St Albans, United Kingdom 12/01/2014
    Ant St Albans, United Kingdom 12/01/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Weird and wonderful - a work of genius"

    I am a Neil Gaiman fan, so I'd pretty much bought into the writing style and the nature of the story up front. However, I think this is the book in which he gets everything right. It's a big book, but it's full of story, so it manages to pretty much sprint the marathon. There wasn't a time where I felt it lacked pace, or had to sit through setup text.
    The characters are flawed, but completely engaging. I found myself so interested in some of the gods that I would pause the story to do a little research.
    The narration is excellent and Neil's additions only add to tale.

    Highly recommended.

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Northampton, United Kingdom 01/08/2012
    Craig Northampton, United Kingdom 01/08/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    Gripping tale filled with believable and engaging characters. It is clear that this was a work of love for Gaiman, one of my favourite books of all time.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 23/02/2013
    Rebecca 23/02/2013
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    "Magnificent book - as good as I remember it!"

    Read this many years ago and have just finished it on audiobook - it's still as brilliant as I remember and actually better because Neil Gaiman has put stuff back into it. Very well read too - it feels as though a great deal of care and attention was paid to make sure the detail is spot on. I think this is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    02/10/12
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    "A Benchmark Title"

    An absolute modern classic book evolves into an absolute modern classic audiobook. Gaiman is one of my favourite authors (write more, damn you!) and American Gods is maybe his finest work. This is pretty much my favourite audiobook thus far.

    Faultless.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Henry Hamster
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    12/09/16
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    "fantastic"

    incredible audiobook, varied cast and amazing voice acting performances really make this a stand out experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Luke
    04/09/16
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    "brilliant story, thrilling characters"

    Very deep and detailed story of a man finding himself again after being in prison --- but finding so much more as he gets involved with the gods. Amazing pictures of myth and legend, happening today.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    28/04/16
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    "Breathtaking!"

    One of the best books I've ever written. The best part of the book (for me) was when Shadow was tied up on the tree - I could visualise everything and felt like I was right there with him experiencing every single thing he was going through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    14/05/15
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    "Best audio book I've ever listened to"

    The story is great obviously.

    But the cast is what makes this audiobook so memorable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nicole Beukes
    25/09/17
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    "Strange, gripping, wonderful!"

    Wonderfully written journey into unknown places, almost known idews, and people you want to know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Setken
    Melbourne, Australia
    21/09/17
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    "Brilliant"

    I did not know about this book until I saw the TV series earlier this year - and what a discovery! This is just awesome!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian C Teo
    21/06/17
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    "American Gods is amazing!!"

    Loved it so much that I had to keep on listening. Bought this due to the equally amazing TV show

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart Rayner
    08/06/17
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    "great story. excellent narration."

    great fantasy novel with interesting themes. loved the ending. keeps you guessing right til the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra E.
    12/05/17
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    "Perfection"

    Masterful storytelling meets masterful production and a masterful narration to produce a tale that I will listen to over and over and over again. The time flew. I was so engrossed and so invested in the story that I don't want to leave the story's world. I want to stay there with shadow and mr. Nancy and Wednesday and Bast and Ibis and Jackal.... This is definitely one story I will be coming back to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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