Double Black Diamond
Perhaps this is more of a children's book, sort of along the Goosebumps line, but wouls be as oddly inappropriate for a child as it was for this adult.
Voices were difficult to distinguish and not particularly engaging.
Scenes were too long, and devoid of action, express or implied.
I must say it took me a while to listen to this one; only because I was on a trip and kept falling asleep. Once I returned home, I started at the beginning and really enjoyed the entire thing. Go with your imagination on this one, realize Nobody is living in a graveyard and enjoy it. I know I did!
I enjoy listening to audio books because they entertain me while doing other mundane life's chores!!! I am taken to other places and have an eclectic taste!
I didn't know what a treat I was in for. This book changed my views of cemeteries. This is a very clever story and the lessons in the book can be applied to today's life. This book ended up growing on me....I only wish it was longer!! The author did an amazing performance as well. I would love a sequel to book with Nobody Owens.
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The dark and scary become your family when listening to Neil Gaiman's voice from the very beginning. A wonderful thing for the minds eye.
Of course, Caroline comes to mind because of it's own success.
Neil Gaiman has a creamy, silkiness to his voice and he makes the listening experience enticing.
This was a fun read. Neil Gaiman is a great narrator of his audiobooks and I enjoyed his performance.
I would love to see this as a movie with all the quirky ghosties and denizens of the graveyard.
Touching, unique, imaginative, thrilling and not just for children
Neil Gaiman's voice was PERFECT for his book! The English accent and his knowledge of the story for the right touches in expression, pauses, voices.. His narration enhanced the story even more, making it charming. I could just see children hanging on his every word as the best storyteller ever.
I love the alternate existences in Neil Gaiman's books!
I enjoyed the humor and the mystery.
The graveyard people gathering in the village is my most vivid memory from the book.
I was concerned for the main character's safety, but laughed frequently at the cleverness in the character design/names, etc.
It's a good listen!
Since having kids - the luxury of sitting down and reading a book is out of the question. Now I can put on good book for just me, or one for the kids while driving and everyone is at PEACE and no one is YELLING. Life is good.
Imaginative - Spooky - Funny
One of my favorite parts of the book is when Scarlett and Nobody (Bod) meet. Little Scarlett tells her parents that she's made a new friend in the graveyard. "What's his name dear?", "Nobody" . So her parents think that he's an imaginary friend. Then Scarlett thinks that Bod has imaginary friends too - the ghost in the graveyard, which she cannot see, so they must be pretend.
I have not had a chance to listen to other stories, but I will soon.
Yes! I was hooked into the story from the beginning - When the man name Jack, murder's Bod's family.
Say something about yourself!
One of my very favorite audiobooks!
What can I say? You've got to listen to this story! Mystery, ghosts, a smidge of terror and murder, even a little history. A ghost story like no other. You will love it!
one of the best
I wouldn't. It has its own caracter- it moves in the border
I am happy that I came across this book.