'Speaking in Tongues' is a selection of five short stories. There is a marked difference between reading a story and having the story read to you by the person who wrote it. You can be sure that the emphasis is on the correct word, the inflection is correct and the tone of the tale is as the writer intended. Gaiman's narration is engaging and almost hypnotic, dragging the listener into each story. The stories each have an element of cautionary tale to them. My favourite was 'The Facts in the Case of the Disappearance of Miss Finch', a careful-what-you-wish-for story about a pop-up circus performance on a rainy London evening. There is also 'Daughter of Owls', 'The Price', 'The Sea Change' and 'Instructions', a poem about what to do should you find yourself in a fairy tale.
Like all good books, this one left me wanting more.
Hands down, the best written and best narrated Audible book I've heard yet. I found the writing clean and precise and thoroughly enjoyable. The books has four well told and well written stories.
The stories have something for everyone whether you like mystery, action, scifi, adventure. "Magic Lands" is a fun adventure. "August Rains" is sad and haunting in its own way. "Silence is Golden" really makes you think. "Absolutes" had me on the edge of my seat.
I had trouble getting out of the car. I think this might be at the top of my list at the moment for favorite audiobooks. Enjoy!