This week, I’ve been listening to an American classic by Neil Gaiman, American Gods. This book was an instant classic when first published in 2001, winning multiple awards. And it is an awesome read even today!
I particularly recommend this Audible anniversary edition of the book for several reasons. First off, it is a special limited edition book with extra material from Neil Gaiman that isn’t in the original. In addition, this audible production is a full cast production. It’s narrated by four different incredible narrators, who read different parts throughout the book. The narrators are all very good. The female characters are read by the female narrators and conversations are often played out between multiple narrators. The end result is a great read that is like watching a play or movie unfolding.
This book takes place in America, filled with magic and mystery. You follow the adventure of Shadow, an ex-convict recently released from prison. Looking forward to rejoining life with his wife and friends, just days before his release he gets news that changes everything. In a turn of events he takes a job with the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday and discovers that magic and the gods are very much still alive in America. This is a book that has everything. Discover an America filled with magic, mystery, satire, sex, eccentric characters, and forgotten gods.
Whether you’ve read this book before, or you are new to Neil Gaiman, this full cast production brings this novel to life. I’m thoroughly enjoying this book and put it firmly in the must read category.
This audiobook is normally priced at $33.07 of Audible, but if you are a new member, you can pick up this book for free!
How is this possible? Well, Audible has made this book available as a free download when you sign up for a free trial. So, here’s how it works. Anyone can sign up for a free trial of Audible. Included in the free trial, Audible allows you to download a free audiobook. You can pick from 100,000 titles. You can pick any book you choose as your free gift, including American gods.
Just download that book and you can listen to it on any device that can play an mp3 including your iPhone, iPod, iPad or other mp3 player.
Audible does request a credit card number in order to sign up for the free trial, however they don’t charge anything on your card. It”s 100% free to try. After you’ve downloaded the audiobook, you can cancel your free trial at any time. That means that they will never charge your credit card and Voila! You’ve just gotten Neil Gaiman’s American Gods free!
So, what are you waiting for?