This rendition of the book is so incredible I can't even explain it. Possibly it's that I don't read to myself in dialect and Lenny Henry, who did Chef in british tv did an awesome job. I couldn't wait to get into my car to listen to the words...good job that!!!
I just finished the audio book as well. I listened during my hour-long commute to and from work. Yes, I totally agree. This was an amazing, fun read. Lenny Henry is brilliant. Neil Gaiman is brilliant. The story is marvelous...and I'm going to buy the book and read it.
I just finished this audio book and had to find this site just to say "WOW"
Neil Gaiman's story is great, no doubt and I was so sad when it was done. I just wanted it to go on for a little while more. Lenny Henry's voice is this story! I have never heard such a great narrative on an audio book!
Should they ever get to do a big or small screen adaptation (they've already had him in the Radio adaptation) I think Henry would make a brilliant Anansi. I think he's now too old to play either of the boys (although probably still too young for Anansi, but from his TV shows he does age up very well).
I spend 12 hours a day painting murals, so the creation of the audio book has changed my life! It is a rare treat to find a book that has so much entertainment packed into it--- and if I walk away from it trying to imitate the voice inflections that the reader infused into the dialogue- that's a PLUS PLUS!! (Doze Island Accents stick witt me to dizz very day!) <---unfortunately, Graham Coates' voice sticks with me too. : ( WELL DONE!!!
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