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Anansi Boys Cd Unabridged

by Neil Gaiman

Harpercollins Publishers | September 8, 2005 | Audio Book (CD)

Anansi Boys Cd Unabridged is rated 3.8333 out of 5 by 6.

God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

Performed by Lenny Henry

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.75 × 5.25 × 1.03 in

Published: September 8, 2005

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060823844

ISBN - 13: 9780060823849

Found in: Fiction and Literature
Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Narrator of the audio is amazing! 3.25 stars “Fat” Charlie learns he has a long, lost brother, Spider, after his father dies. He also learns that his father was and his brother is a god. Unfortunately, it seems that finding Spider and bringing him into Fat Charlie’s life is creating very big problems - Spider is managing to mess up Fat Charlie’s life in very big ways. It was o.k. I’m not big into fantasy, but urban fantasy is more appealing. In this book, I found myself much more interested in the “urban” and far less interested in the “fantasy”. It was also pretty funny. I am adding on an extra quarter-star (and debated about adding a half-star) for the narrator of the audio (Lenny Harry), who is amazing!!! He does those different voices and multiple accents so very well. I love the voices of the old Caribbean women, especially.
Date published: 2010-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very creative and funny I enjoyed this book, it's easy to read and laugh out loud funny. Quite entertaining and imaginative.
Date published: 2009-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gaiman does it again! I don't think Neil Gaiman has the ability to write a bad or boring book. This is a much lighter and more-light-hearted "American Gods". The tale of two brothers, sons of a god, discovering each other, as well as brilliantly drawn subplots with a corrupt boss, an impending wedding (and the lovely mother-in-law-to-be) and some Anansi Spider backstories make this an absolute joy to read. For tone, it was like a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy but instead of being science fiction, this is more supernatural. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2006-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly magical and humourous I'm not usally a fan of fantasy, but this book is magical and humourous - a great read. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2006-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Indigo Employee Review I'll make this short and sweet. This book shares a character from American Gods (Mr. Nancy and his family), but that is where the similarities end. Gaiman lightens the mood from his previous work (American Gods), and shares some of his wicked humour that made Good Omens so enjoyable. If you've ever had a friend you can't get rid of, I highly reccomend you read this book.
Date published: 2005-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I did NOT expect it to be this funny! If you haven't read American Gods, don't fret: this book simply uses the subject matter as a springboard. It is VERY loosely connected, and definitely not, as I have read it being, a sequel . Mind you, if you did in fact enjoy American Gods, you will adore this book. I'm just making clear that having read it is not prerequisite by any stretch. Anansi Boys is much funnier, much shorter, and much more British than American Gods. While I can't say it is better (the two are apples and oranges subject-wise), I can say that I enjoyed Anansi Boys far more. Pick it up!
Date published: 2005-09-24

– More About This Product –

Anansi Boys Cd Unabridged

by Neil Gaiman

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.75 × 5.25 × 1.03 in

Published: September 8, 2005

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060823844

ISBN - 13: 9780060823849

From the Publisher

God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

Performed by Lenny Henry

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, Coraline, Anansi Boys, and The Graveyard Book; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and M Is for Magic. He is also the coauthor (with Terry Pratchett) of the novel Good Omens, and coeditor (with Al Sarrantonio) of the fiction anthology Stories. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery Medal. Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in America.

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14