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American Gods

A Novel
Lu par : George Guidall
Durée : 20 h et 52 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 notations)
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Description

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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Notations

Global

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A storm is coming

[EN] I dived into this book to get ready for the TV show adaptation and I don't regret it! I found that some parts in the middle of the book were a bit too slow but overall I really enjoyed it. The characters are very unique and they're one of the main reasons I loved this story.
The interpretation is pretty great. The only downside for me was that it was hard at times to follow without seeing the characters' names in writing (though it may be mainly because I'm not a native English speaker).

[FR] Je me suis lancée dans la lecture de ce roman en prévision de la sortie de la série et je ne regrette pas ! J'ai trouvé qu'il y avait un petit "ventre mou", quelques longueurs au milieu du récit mais dans l'ensemble j'ai beaucoup aimé. Les personnages sont très originaux et sont un gros point fort de l'histoire.
La narration est vraiment bonne. En revanche c'est parfois un peu difficile de suivre sans avoir les noms des personnages sous les yeux, je me suis légèrement perdue par moment.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful story. The racist accents, not so much

A wonderful book. the narrator's voice is pleasant but the racist accents made me very uncomfortable. I don't know that there needs to be such voice acting.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful story by a wonderful reader.

A journey into a weird America. A story about men, gods, and how you'd rather be a man.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars

The best

I loved everything about this audiobook, from the narrator to the captivating story, to the quaint interview with the author at the end!

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  • Jussi Hattara
  • 24/10/2017

Genius story from a genius author

One of the best stories of one of the best contemporary authors. Definitely worth listening.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jarno
  • 09/06/2017

Meh.

It's hard to put my finger on exactly why I didn't really find myself engaged with the story.

Perhaps it's that this was too much of a fairy tale, where the rules of the world being imagined aren't clear to the reader - it leaves you with an impression that anything at all might happen, so any dilemma or situation might be solved (and often is solved) in what seems like an ad hoc, "deus ex machina" sort of way. This, in turn, means that there really was no suspense in the story.

Also, the main protagonist appeared oddly emotionless, or at least very subdued. This did not help.

There were tiny stories in the middle, here and there, that I liked - but overall, I found myself pretty ambivalent about the story.

The performance of the narrator was very good.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Trygve Solberg
  • 12/03/2019

A fabulous guide book

One of the most wonderful and surprising books I've read. It can not be read the same way twice as once you get to the end it is no longer the same book you started.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • cftrento
  • 15/09/2018

powerful story

I have finished this audiobook After Reading the Kindle version, watching season 1 of the series, and reading of the graphic novel version.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Roeland
  • 11/08/2018

Clever and fascinating story!

A must read religious fable, whether you're into the god stuff yourself or not! Gods are everywhere. Or are they...?

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • nelly
  • 29/06/2018

mixed feeling

over all its a good book. and I do recomend it. its a bit sexist but the book remedim it self

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Michal Kossowski
  • 01/05/2018

masterpiece

Twisted, tiny bit predictable but worth every page. Feast for the brain. Reading this book is like bathing in warm water. With a bit of blood thrown in.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 10/04/2018

Great experience

All in all a great book with interesting characters and intriguing plot. Clearly shows that Mr. Gaiman had done his homework. Plot was also surprising and kept you guessing throughout.

Also George Guidall gave a lovely performance portraing the varied cast

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Nasreen Qamber
  • 30/01/2018

Exceptional story

I liked how integrated this all felt while listening and how much perspective of day to day life changed for me towards the end. It really makes you wonder about what happened to old gods in the past and if there are any more old ones being worshipped in my part of the world. The audiobook reader did a fantastic job at painting this wonderful story and looking forward to reading more from the author and to the TV show!

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/09/2017

Interesting but not exciting

Interesting book with a good plot. On the slow side. Well written and narrated, but somehow it didn't excite me. It took me months to finish. Felt unfocused at times, and as if the protagonist had no drive or mission.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Mindbog
  • 15/03/2018

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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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kerstin Fuchs
  • 03/06/2017

Fun to hear

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

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Kunde
  • 04/04/2019

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.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • nachtschatten
  • 28/01/2019

Highly entertaining

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

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Steve G.
  • 22/06/2018

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.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Grace
  • 12/01/2018

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.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • SamJo
  • 04/10/2017

Erst deprimierend faszinierend dann fantastisch

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

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Tiaiel
  • 06/08/2017

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

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Karin
  • 25/07/2017

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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