The Neil Gaiman at the End of the Universe
The Neil Gaiman at the End of the Universe can be found here.
I am going to be honest here, I am skeptical about anything published exclusively on Amazon. Amazon has made it where anyone can publish on the site and this is both good and bad. I have come across some absolute gems written by indie authors and published on Amazon, and I have come across some real turds. Some of the stuff put up on Amazon would really benefit from an editor. At least then it the work would be a polished turd instead of something rage inducing to read.
I am also just starting to get into audiobooks. I find them a great way to knock out reading for uni easily during my 90 minute commute to class. A narrator can make or break an audiobook. So far I have been lucky with narrators for the books I have listened to. In the case of The Neil Gaiman at the End of the Universe the main voice actor for the story was none other than Neil Gaiman himself. Again, I am going to be honest, I would listen to Neil read his grocery list.
And since I am all for honesty here, I didn’t read the description of the book before I spent an Audible credit on it. I got it solely based on the title. The second I heard Neil’s voice, I knew this was going to be gold because the man isn’t going to lend his voice to something he thinks sucks.
The story is just over a half hour and is about an amnesiac astronaut, named Neil Gaiman, alone in space on a damaged ship with only the onboard AI and the entire collection of the works of the author, Neil Gaiman, to keep him company. This could actually be someone’s idea of paradise, minus the being lost in space part. It is through reading the works of Neil Gaiman does the astronaut regain his memory. There is an amazing plot twist at the end that I never seen coming.
This is an amazing audiobook about the power of storytelling. It’s told through voice actors and sound effects. I can’t recommend it enough.