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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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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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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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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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good story

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

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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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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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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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absolutely delicious.

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

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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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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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  • 20-07-21

great and easy listen

great book, for those suffering from Gaiman withdrawal after finishing American Gods, this is an excellent cure. it feels a bit weird to spend the same amount of credits on a book only a fraction of the size of American Gods. But in the end, I enjoyed this book immensely so it doesn't really matter. Neil is actually an excellent narrator (as was also proven by his "coming to America" exerpts from American Gods) When it comes to his Wednesday, he is no Ron Mclarty or Ian Mcshane, but all his other characters are excellent and full of life.