You know, I think I would listen to this again. It was that good! I don't often read a book again, but this one would be one to add to a list of 'repeats.'
Gaiman's voice and modulation are the perfect pitch (pardon the pun!) for this book. He cleverly goes from one character to the next. I think a great deal of the tone of the book would be lost if one simply read the book instead of listened to Gaiman read his own novel.
The book is a coming of age story and, naturally, we all have bittersweet feelings with these themes. I was quite charmed by Nobody and wanted to walk along with him in his quest.
I am a bit confused by what category Gaiman's books should belong; are they children's, youth, or general reader? Well, it doesn't really matter, as I absolutely love his writing and will 'listen' to anything he writes. He has my ear and I look forward to the next 'read' from Gaiman!
Neil Gaiman's narration is absolutely perfect.
He reads it the way he intends it to be read. I love when authors read their own books.
I loved this story. It starts out a little rough, but quickly catches your interest and immerses you in the writer's fantasy graveyard. Don't let the title fool you. This is a GREAT book. The imagery is just wonderful. Just buy it, and you'll be hooked on Neil Gaiman, if you aren't already!
In typical Gaiman style this book is not set in a "normal" world, but it's not so "out there" that it's distracting or off putting.
That it's read by the author himself is kinda cool, and he does a fine job reading his own book, the emphasis is placed where it should be and his voice is pleasant and appropriate.
Fantastic coming of age story, woven by a author comfortable in his craft. Buying another by him now.
I am only partially through the book, but so far, this book has taken me by surprise and taken my imagination on a wild ride of excitement! I am absolutely in love with the story of Nobody Owens and I would definitely recommend it to any one of my friends!
There were parts of this books that made me burst out laughing and I enjoyed that
His narration is superb and gives the right and original image that he wanted to portray and I think that's the best way it can be done.
Neither extreme nor bleak, but a reaction of thrill.
I wouldn't say this should be read by anyone under 14, too much violence.
The characters were pretty real and believable.
The Graveyard Book is like a less complete Harry Potter, you hear alot of Bod's life but I couldn't help but want to hear more of it
Haha I can't really call one out they were all great.
Wife, mom, photographer, theologian, teacher, reader: I love my many hats.
I was intrigued from the first scene.
Silas. His mysterious yet approachable nature made him appealing.
As the author, it's wonderful to hear the intended tones and inflection.
Same as the book..."it takes a graveyard to raise a child."
The musical interludes, though short and infrequent, are mastered poorly. They are too loud and continue over the first several words of each section making it difficult to understand the narrator.
Amazing book and Neil Gaiman performs it well.
Recommending this book to everyone.
The development of characters makes you miss them when it's finished.
He did a great job with every character but I'd say his best is Mrs.lupesco was my favorite performance.
The story of a boy on his way to becoming a man and so much more!
As the final chapter was concluding I could not keep from crying my eyes out...I'm not sure if it was because I felt like like I was losing friends or because I knew that they had never known I was there to begin with.
Gaiman's trademark creativity -- a delightful mixture of fantasy and myth, humor and pathos, and a little horror (but of the mildest sort) all read beautifully by the author. Such endearing characters! I thoroughly enjoyed the story and listened to it twice. The musical interludes were just right, too.
great characters. nice simple storytelling
His voices were consistent and he has a very pleasant reading mano.
This book is flawless in what it aims to be. Simple storytelling, likeable characters and well read.