American Gods (The Tenth Anniversary Edition) - Enhanced Edition [NOOK Book]

Overview

The enhanced edition includes the author reading the Introduction, Note on Text, Interview with Jesus and How Dare You and excerpts from the multi-voice audiobook recording. There are a total of 26 audio excerpts.

First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. ...

See more details below
American Gods (The Tenth Anniversary Edition) - Enhanced Edition

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - Enhanced)
$11.99
BN.com price

Overview

The enhanced edition includes the author reading the Introduction, Note on Text, Interview with Jesus and How Dare You and excerpts from the multi-voice audiobook recording. There are a total of 26 audio excerpts.

First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author’s preferred text, and a wealth of audio, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

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.

The enhanced edition includes the author reading the Introduction, Note on Text, Interview with Jesus and How Dare You and excerpts from the multi-voice audiobook recording. There are a total of 26 audio excerpts.



First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic-an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, and a wealth of audio, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.



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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062113450
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 73,279
  • File size: 120 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Read More Show Less
    1. Hometown:
      Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 10, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portchester, England
    1. Education:
      Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
    2. Website:

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 40 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(22)

4 Star

(10)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(4)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 40 Customer Reviews
  • Posted February 15, 2012

    One of my favorite books of all time!

    Neil Gaiman is exceptionally skilled at blending simple and elegant prose into a narrative which steals your inner cynic and makes his imaginative and masterfully created worlds come to life. This work is by far one of his best and a wonderful introduction to Neil Gaiman's repertoire for new and seasoned fantasy readers alike.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Inspiring!

    Thought- provoking and fun! This was the first book by Neil Gaiman I have read and I really enjoyed it! Makes you think about the symbols and stories that are powerful aspects of our daily lives.... and what would they be like if these symbols and stories were embodied with personalities? Very creative!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    AMAZING

    This is by far one of my favorite books ever. So glad a co-worker recommended it to me after having a deep conversation of Amanda Palmer and their relationship. Shadow is an amazing protagonist and this is without a doubt going to be a timeless classic.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    A fun fantasy

    A fun fantasy, but by no stretch of anyone's imagination (except maybe Gaiman's friends eager to pile awards on him) science fiction. The premise is silly and been done before, but who cares? Gaiman delivers an engaging tale. Wonderful feel.

    Liked the cons. Explained enough that the watchful reader could spot the big con coming at the climax. On the other hand, too much explanation of the coin tricks., Yes, Gaiman needed to know exactly how to do them, but he needn't have burdened the reader with so much detail. Broke the flow of the story.

    Great protagonist, gradually revealed. Was disappointed who his father was revealed to be. Yeah, it made sense in the context, but it was like learning only folks with high midi-chlorians counts can be Jedi. Liked Shadow better as "everyman" (we knew he wasn't a muggle) rather than the son of [but that would be telling!].

    Gaiman asks himself, how dare he (a Brit) write such a book about American. Why not? America as a concept belongs to the world. Besides, as de Tocqueville demonstrated almost two hundred years ago, non-natives sometimes understand what makes Americans tick better than natives.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Really well done

    One of my favorite novels, really well written. I unintentionally fell in love with Shadow and couldnt put this book down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 6, 2012

    After all the hype, I truly looked forward to reading this book.

    After all the hype, I truly looked forward to reading this book. The premise was intriguing; the plot slowly moved along and took some interesting and unpredictable turns. However, despite many patches of lyrical and excellent writing, but unfortunately by no means descriptive of the entire book, I finally finished the book with a deep and disappointing sense of having been "underwhelmed". The playing out of the denouement was, frankly, just plain awful; there had been so much anticipation of "the storm", the clash, the confrontation and in the end I felt deflated, unsatisfied and then finally annoyed. It had so, so much potential, there were promising moments and then the promises did not live up to expectation. Very sad.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Huge fan, definitely a great read!

    Definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes to look at the world a bit differently. The history in the book is great and very well researched.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Great

    Would have given it more but Neil left me hanging on some things. Whose voice is reading the audio excerpts?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 25, 2013

    need to be a certain type of reader

    I have read many unique reads that does not go with mainstream Americana. I did enjoy reading this, but I cannot recommend it to everyone. It was a wild read and very imaginative. If u like scifi with lots of twists such as reading Heinlein, then go for it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2015

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 40 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)