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American Gods

A Novel
Autor: Neil Gaiman
Sprecher: George Guidall
Serie: American Gods, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 52 Min.
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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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Not bad but...

... compared to the Tenth Anniversay Edition audiobook this version seems lacking. Even though Guidall does a good job he can‘t compete with the cast of the 10th a.e. .

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Fun to hear

Although a little bloody sometimes. I enjoyed the story very much. Thumbs up for Neil!

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Inventive story with a bonus treat

American Gods is an enjoyable, rather wild trip through America and international myths and mythologies. It's fun and exciting, but rather longish at times. That might be due to the audiobook adaptation as well - there are a lot of pauses, long pauses. Reading the novel is a tour de force for the presenter, which is probably why his breathing is quite dominant sometimes. It's a good performance on the whole, but not perfect. A nice treat is the bonus interview with the author Neil Gaiman at the end though.

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Ganz in Ordnung, aber...

...es hätte dem Buch bzw., der Geschichte sehr gut getan, sie in mehrere Teile aufzuteilen. Zwei oder ggf auch drei. Gaiman ist ein guter Geschichtenerzähler, aber man merkt es American Gods an, dass versucht wurde, viel zu viel Material in dieses eine Buch zu stecken. Die Story ist sehr kompakt und vielschichtig, ich denke, wenn sie etwas entzerrt worden wäre, hätte man besser auf Einzelheiten und Hintergründe eingehen können.

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Highly entertaining

Witty, creative and entertaining... also the narrators performance is very good. I really enjoyed it

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Neil Gaiman at his best

There are Storytellers, Master Storytellers and Grandmasters of storytelling.
To my mind Neil Gaiman has managed to enter the ranks of the Grandmasters like S.King and Terry Pratchett.
Entertaining, thrilling and brilliant till the end.

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Brilliant and amazing!

I fell utterly in love with the book, so I couldn't wait for the series! When it aired I just had to buy the audio version as well & I am delighted, how perfectly they had chosen the speaker, and how beautifully he carried out his job.
I got lost in time as it almost felt ethereal - so out of this world, but still so connected to modern lifestyle and the great plague of the 21 century: loneliness & searching for a purpose - oftentimes through identifying with various religions/believe systems.

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Erst deprimierend faszinierend dann fantastisch

Konnte nicht aufhören. Unglaublich faszinierend und einzigartig. Tolle Sidekick-Stories. Spannend bis zum Schluss. Werde es nochmal hören.

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nice but sometimes predictable

interesting setup but sometimes Charakters fellt shallow, especially the New gods and women. but sometimes it was very imaginative as well

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Überhaupt nicht mein Ding

Es ist mir bisher nur zwei Mal passiert, dass ich ein Hörbuch angebrochen habe. Ich kann mit dieser Form der Geschichte nicht warm werden.

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