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  • A Novel
  • Written by: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)

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American Gods

Written by: Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: George Guidall
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Publisher's Summary

Now a TV Series produced by FremantleMedia North America available internationally on Amazon, exclusively through Prime Video and 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.

American Gods ©2015 FremantleMedia North America. All rights reserved. Artwork under license to FremantleMedia.

©2001 Neil Gaiman (P)2001 Recorded Books

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just excellent "road trip" novel..

submerge yourself in this book and understand the depth of characters and you will feel a great joy going through these chapters! it has filed in many gaps for me with the actual tv show. very impressed with descriptions and settings... very great story and ending.. wanting more!

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Great book, but a bit of a chore to read

I love Neil Gaiman's work, and American Gods was highly recommended to me. Perhaps, with that, my expectations coloured the book poorly. I didn't enjoy a couple aspects of the book while listening to it, but once finished, it all seemed great.

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If you love Gaiman, you will love American Gods... and for heaven’s sake engage with the book before the tv show.
The narrator is fine, but in a cast of so many characters he lacks the range to authentically bring forth that many voices.

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Absolutely a fantastic book

One of the most memorable books ever! This book will keep you guessing - once I thought I knew what was going on, I realized I didn’t have a clue what was going on….but it hooks you and you can’t stop listening. An absolutely AMAZING book

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Different, but better

If you're looking for an exact match to the tv series, this isn't it. This is better.

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I absolutely love this story!

Such an intetesting look at western life and a wicked fantasy story! I love the performance in this copy od the audiobook!

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An epic adventure

A truly great novel. The story weaves in and out of a marvellous adventure full of characters you genuinely care for or loathe.

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Desevers a much better reader.

I enjoyed reading the book itself, but the why this guy reads it makes it sound so boring and awful. He pause for a full second or two after each line which throws off the flow of the book.

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