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NeverwhereNeverwhere, Neil Gaiman. When Richard Mayhew stops one day to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London pavement, his life is forever altered, for he finds himself propelled into an alternative reality that exists in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations. He has fallen through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere.

I listened to the audiobook version of this and Gaiman did a fantastic job both as the author and narrator. I was transported to the magical underbelly of London Below, engrossed with the characters I "met" along the way - especially The Marquis De Carabas, whose shady ass I quite liked; and Richard Mayhew - he's one I will not forget anytime soon. He was just so DAFT! I was totally frustrated and many a time, I went, "Ughhh! Dude - get a CLUE!!!" Of course, that means it was a good book - since I was talking - no, screaming - at a make-believe character!

Sometimes a book is better listened to than read, sometimes it's not. In this case, the audiobook was fantastic, but I also get the feeling I would have enjoyed reading a physical copy of this as well.

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Do you listen to audiobooks? If you do, what are you currently listening to?

 

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Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) | March 17, 2012 12:28 AM | Reply

I've had Neverwhere (the book book) on my shelf for a long time. I fell in love with Neil Gaiman after reading Stardust and started collecting his stuff. BUT, I haven't read it. I don't listen to a lot of audiobooks because I never really think to do so ... I guess I could listen while doing housework or mowing the lawn or something. I'd love to listen to this one because he does to a great job of narrating. I've listened to Coraline and it was great.

Jinky | March 18, 2012 9:22 PM | Reply

I've been meaning to read a Gaiman book for awhile ..thanks for the reminder. --It's a great audio experience when the actor/narrator is good ..I'm listening to one right now that's sooo good at narrating that even though the content is violent ..I can't help but continue to listen ..reminds me of Hannibal Lector ..creapy but interesting. :D

Sarah (saz101) | March 22, 2012 8:32 PM | Reply

Oh goodness, it is NO secret I'm kind of... err... I LOVE with Neil Gaiman. I ADORE him. My friend asked him to tweet me happy birthday earlier in the year, and when he did I FREAKED THE EFF OUT. I may have cried a little.

I've only heard him reading his poem, Instructions, and... oh, it's just splendid. I'd LOVE to listen to him read Neverwhere. I have the book at home. Can't wait to read!

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