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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, Sarah Jones Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now, discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this 10th anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

A storm is coming....

Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic 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 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. It is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own.

Along the way, Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover 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.

Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose (Washington Post Book World)... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Riggio | 2/13/2014

    " I found most of the book underwhelming, but the ending definitely made up for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 2/10/2014

    " Quite a gifted storyteller. I think this will turn into one of the few books that stand the test of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Earls | 1/23/2014

    " Awesome story. I love Neil's ideal of how gods get their power and how they die. There is more truth in that than not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Sisler | 1/21/2014

    " Pulpy. Noir. Travelogue. Fantasy. Magically Real. There's an oddly long denouement, but on the whole, this novel is very well structured. As an Upper Midwesterner who grew up close to House on the Rock, I very much enjoyed the Northern Wisconsin and other Midwestern scenes. It's pretty challenging to write a novel about America. It's harder to write something in which gods are real that celebrates immigrant American superstition, story, and tradition, without being superstitious on one hand or patronizing on the other. Gaiman has pulled together and retold a grab bag of stories from many sources in a way that enriches all of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Tiffany | 1/10/2014

    " This tale moves right along. There's always something to make you wonder what will happen next. The ending seemed a bit abrupt however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hughes Croix | 1/10/2014

    " An amazing book! Even if it is fiction, it leaves you thinking of the lost beliefs and cultures of the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Basham | 1/9/2014

    " Unique and thought provoking. I forced myself to slow down because I was burning through it too fast. It gave me so many things to ponder. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzy | 12/31/2013

    " Read it the second time. Still one of the best books ever "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi Schweid | 12/18/2013

    " I loved every single part of this book. It just kept on getting better every chapter! Oh and the plot twists/reveals from pages 508-542? Yeah I'm so damn happy I finally got to read this book <3 That's all I'm saying.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay Nall | 11/28/2013

    " great idea that has been explored before by many other authors. Not bad, but not revolutionary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim Rubera | 11/25/2013

    " I have no idea what I just read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Doucet | 8/16/2013

    " Slow start. Really long. So much to get caught up in, though. Would definitely recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madukrainian | 8/16/2013

    " Hands down my favorite book of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alen | 11/21/2012

    " good book even with all its faults like not going into detail about the new gods and their differences to the old leech gods "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Asmaa M | 6/25/2012

    " It's one of those books you wish wouldn't have to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deirdre | 6/25/2012

    " I wanted to love this book and I might have if I hadn't chosen it as a "beach read" while vacationing in Mexico. The book was a bit too complicated to follow when I was half asleep in the sun. Next trip I will only bring romance novels! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dani0010 | 4/28/2012

    " This is well-written but mediocre story that wants to be profound but isn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 4/10/2012

    " Excellent visuals and concept meditations. A lovely unique mood to visit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne Tommy | 1/23/2012

    " The first one of his I have read and it makes me want to read more! It is fascinating in its strangeness but the characters are oddly endearing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ConvincoDude | 1/7/2012

    " Very weird, very odd, very long. But not all that bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/5/2011

    " A long read but TOTALLY worth it. Gaiman is a master storyteller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shay | 9/16/2011

    " Whatever the point of this book was, I think I missed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lane | 7/30/2011

    " Gaiman's writing style and characterisations are excellent however the story was anticlimactic. "

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About the Author
Author Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, and he has also penned many books for readers of all ages, including American Gods, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and M Is for Magic. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living postmodern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. He has written multiple New York Times bestselling books and is a Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus Award-winner. He has also worked in support of First Amendment rights and was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award in August 1997 by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his efforts. Born and raised in England, Neil now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has somehow reached his fifties and tends to always need a haircut.