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

Written by: Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, full cast
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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

What the critics say

"This full-cast performance of the tenth anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman's American Gods (think director's cut) is one of the most mesmerizing audio experiences ever.... Ron McLarty plays a randy, crusty old Odin disguised as a white-collar con man to perfection. Daniel Oreskes's Shadow, the hero who doesn't know quite what he is, is masterful. Oliver Wyman, who did Mad Sweeney the Leprechaun, is a genius. Hats in the air for the whole cast, a flawless production, and a tour de force of a tale." ( AudioFile)

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What listeners say about American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

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Brilliant

Haven’t watched the series at all but have listened through the book several times. Extremely well woven. Conceptually very interesting and deep. The characters are so varied and each has their own unique depth. Haven’t listened to any other version but the cast for narration provide colour to the characters.... you end up knowing and missing them when the tale draws to an end.

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My first audio book

This will always be my favorite.we listened to the beginning on a romantic road trip

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Amazing

I love this book it is truly a book that makes you think. The actors were outstanding and really pulled you into the book. This is the kind of story that makes you want to be able to write like Neil Gaiman

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What is a God?

I got this after watching the Amazon Prime Television series and realized how much it changed. While some will fight that one is better than the other, the undertones are appropriate for the times they are telling the stories in, which feels so in line with the way the Gods are in this world. Shadow and Mr. Wednesday are compelling characters and complex. I like the dramatic reading, it adds to it.

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An amazing story with top-notch narration

This story was fantastic the narration was fabulous. Following shadow on his journey iis well worth the time

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Awesome!

I know of the author from Sandman and his other comic books, and was super happy to learn he wrote books like this.

The narration was perfect and very well done.

The book itself was a great listen and I heavily enjoyed it. It is up there in my list of favorite books for sure. Mostly because it was something fresh and new for me.

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consumate storytelling

I've read this book four times, enjoyed listening to this version job st as much. NG is an iconic storyteller.

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Excellent listen

Actors and narrator were great and the story was engrossing. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to checking out the show.

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This story dared me to dream again.

This was my first reading of American Gods. I dont think there is a better way to experience it than have it read to you - its closer to a parable and a folk tale than a novel. Having it read to me reminds me of the folk tales I was raised on as a child.

Neil Gaiman after experiencing American Gods is my favourite author. Just amazing prose.

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Meaty Stuff!

Funny, poignant, profound... It's got a bit of everything. An interesting take on belief. It's also got quite a bit of Wikipedia fodder in it. I learned a lot about world religions as a result. I was immediately drawn in by the story. Multiple actors in the performance were a big bonus.

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