American Gods

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,779 ratings

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

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

    • 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 5,261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,839
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,833

    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
    • Just fantastic!

    • By Miles on 12-06-13

    Regular price: £15.99

  • 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 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • shadow stands out

    • By Lindzl00 on 14-12-16

    Regular price: £3.99

    • 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 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £9.63

  • Book 2

    • Anansi Boys

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Anansi brought up to date

    • By Joyceline on 28-02-07

    Regular price: £11.89

  • 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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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
    • short and sweet. some familiarit but i wont spoil

    • By tfdodo on 14-04-18

    Regular price: £3.99