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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (186,787 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris, Ron McLarty, Daniel Oreskes, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Jones, George Guidall Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The storm was coming…

For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder place.

On the plane ride home to the funeral, Shadow meets a man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday, a self-declared grifter who offers Shadow a job. Shadow, a man with nothing to lose, accepts. But he soon learns that his role in Wednesday’s schemes will be far more dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

American Gods is a dark and kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth and across an America—at once eerily familiar and utterly alien. Magnificently told, American Gods is a work of literary magic that will haunt the listener long after it has been heard.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive; a picaresque journey across America where the travelers are even stranger than the roadside attractions.”

    George R. R. Martin

  • “Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose….If you have enjoyed John Crowley’s Little, Big or Stephen King’s The Stand or the urbane horror fiction of Jonathan Carroll…then American Gods arrives just in time.”

    Washington Post

  • “Gaiman…trumps many storytellers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul.”

    Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

  • “American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze—both exhilarating and twisted.”

    Jane Lindskold, author of Changer

  • Winner of the 2002 Hugo Awardfor Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2002 Nebula Award for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2002 Bram Stoker Award
  • A 2002 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2002 International Horror Guild Award Nominee
  • A 2002 Mythopoeic Award Nominee
  • A 2002 British Fantasy Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2002 Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christina | 2/12/2014

    " Some books just tell you a story, or explain a concept, present a theme. Here, you get to take a journey while the book does all the other things a book is supposed to do. I like being smart enough to recognize I didn't 'get' all of it, and to appreciate what I did get. Looking forward to a second read-through someday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dean Madonia | 1/30/2014

    " An amazing premise and a great introduction to Gaiman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine Liong | 12/29/2013

    " I love this book!(ignore the sexual part)The rest is so well written I couldn't stop reading. it's an absolute page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nadine | 12/12/2013

    " Really liked it. Bizarre, but an enjoyable read. "

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