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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: Full Cast Production

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: June 2011

Duration: 19 hours 42 minutes

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

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" (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that "distills the essence of America" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations.

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  • Erick W

    Gaimen only writes great books with good pacing and a dry wit. American Gods is a great read and i only wish it were longer.

  • Brittni H

    The book is a good, solid story with engaging characters. It was my first audiobook, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The voice acting by the cast was terrific and nuanced. The narration was seamless and sounded natural, rather than stilted or awkward. Great version of an engrossing story!

  • Adolfo B

    The full cast recording is excellent! The voice direction is top notch. As for the book itself it's an oddly-paced thriller, but it-s well worth the read/hear.

  • Dennis D

    It was good. Liked the narration.

  • Craig N

    Loved it, the guys at work keep talking about it as well.

  • Erik Bergesen

    There are so many amazing parts of this book, but as it neared its end, I wasn't sure I'd like it as a whole. Having finished it now, I can say I was wrong: I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, and it's completely worth buying and listening to it.

  • Sally McCampbell

    I read the original version over a decade ago, and then listened to this revised version over the last few days. It is long, but it is well worth the time. You get so caught up in the story, you don't realize how much time has passed. The narration is great, the various voices for the characters are great. I may even listen to again in a few months or so.

  • Jason Cranfordteague

    One of the best books of the last 20 years. Garment weaves a masterful story from human mythology.

  • Keeley Wilson

    Fantastic listen! I really enjoyed the full cast for the novel.

  • Alicia Guerrero

    Great book and great narration! A whole cast for every character gives a unique feel to bring this book to life.