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The Monarch of the Glen

Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
Series: American Gods, Book 1.5
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He was not sure what he had been looking for. He only knew that he had not found it.

Shadow Moon has been away from America for nearly two years. His nights are broken with dangerous dreams. Sometimes he almost believes he doesn't care if he ever returns home.

In the Highlands of Scotland, where the sky is pale white and it feels as remote as any place can possibly be, the beautiful and the wealthy gather at a grand old house in the glen. And when the strange local doctor offers him work at the party, Shadow is intrigued. He knows there is no good reason for him to be there. So what do they want with him?

©2006 Neil Gaiman (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great story

I didn’t realise that this story was in the book fragile things. Which I had read Previously.
I wouldn’t of ordered this book had I realised.
Never mind alway a pleasure to listen to Neil Gaiman’s voice.

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Great quick read

Only downside is the length. Really wanted to be surrounded by Shadows world again and it was over too soon.

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Monsters of the Glen.

Neil Gaiman takes further into Shadow’s journey. In Scotland he has a glimpse into a history rarely talked about. The fight between humanity and the myths we’ve created. Or did we? Did the myths create us?

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first ever book

Really enjoyed this title considering I've never read a book before or listened too one, just wished it was a bit longer

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  • Lindzl00
  • 14-12-2016

shadow stands out

missed shadow moon amd loved this short story, if Mr G could keep them coming that would be wonderful

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  • Tyler
  • 13-04-2019

interesting listen to get you back into the world

i enjoyed this short story as it satisfied my hunger for more of the created world

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  • happyniki
  • 19-01-2019

Superb as always

I liked all of it. Especially the narration by the author that creates , in my head, a more immersive storytelling you are hearing it as he imagined it to be. The pauses and nuances of his narration adding to the understanding of the emotion of the story. Only criticism, it ended.

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 27-07-2018

good story

not a bad story but its not one of the better ones from Neil Gaiman.

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  • Mike H
  • 23-04-2018

Monarch of the Glen

Has some interesting ideas and characters. Reading wasn't always enthusiastic but overall good book. An interesting follow on from American Gods.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-2017

Wonderfully dark story telling.

A mash up of fairy tales and reality. Who's to say it's not true? Here's hoping.

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  • Donnocha
  • 17-06-2017

Great story and wonderful narration.

A really good listen, like all Neil Gaiman's work. The new Dickens. A gifted storyteller.

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  • Julian Bowdidge
  • 07-02-2017

absolutely delicious.

Old half remembered characters and new fiends dance around the truth on a Scottish hillside.

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  • spider4222
  • 02-02-2017

a little short

this is a short story with Shadow, the main character from American Gods, on a visit to Scotland

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  • Nicky
  • 27-01-2017

Wonderful short story.

Neil Gaiman books are always a wonder to listen too and this story certainly captures the imagination. And an extra treat that this was read by the man himself. I had to listen to the entire book in one go.

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