I feel you get something extra by having the author read his work to you in this case particularly, This is a fantasy book and only the author can really explain and give the correct inflection to the words as written to make it come to life.
At the same time it feels both small and intimate and large and expansive. What I mean is you get a sense of the larger work Bod is in, but it isn't pushed on you like an epic tale. You know what is happening is important, but you feel like it is just for you.
I have not listened to any of Neil Gaiman's performances before, but this has put the interest for it in me.
I found I could not put it down and since I listen while running I can now run a marathon.
I know multi-tasking has gotten a bad rap lately, but I enjoy listening to audio books while I'm doing something else not very exciting.
The story itself was different, not your everyday mystery plot. I loved listening to Mr. Gaiman perform the audio. His accent made the story more interesting and real. I would recommend this audio book to anyone who likes a light ghost story with a twist of something different.
No, but probably will.
I would absolutely recommend this book; both I and my kids loved it. Neil Gaiman reads it so wonderfully, and the story is fantastic!
He adds so much character and life to the story.
Didn't realize this was categorized as a "children's" book when I bought it based upon the reviews. I enjoyed it. It had a good pace, interesting premise, definitely a bit different. As for kids, maybe older kids just given the subject matter and that someone is trying to kill the kid who is the protagonist.
Overall, I'd say it's worth a credit but it's not like you'll be talking about this book to friends once you finish it.
This is an absolutely wonderful listen. Neil Gaiman, as always, delivers an outstanding performance, and the story itself is fabulous. I heard Neil read the first chapter of The Graveyard Book at an event a few years ago, and this was just as wonderful as that.
My only quibble is that the musical interludes are somewhat distracting, and really don't add anything (other than length) to the experience.
I would listen to the Graveyard Book again because it is easy to listen to and keeps your attention the whole time.
Neil Gaiman reading the book is great because, as the author, he can read it the way he intended it to be read. he puts the right kind of emotion into the characters' voices. He also has a beautiful voice and gives a great performance.
I have listend to the book several times. Neil Gaiman is and entertaining story teller as well as a talented narrator.
I cannot begin to rave about how much I love Neil Gaiman's book and narration. He is a fantastic author and performer. These productions are also kind of special because they augment the story by incorporating a little music into thematic portions. This story was wonderful and whimsical, a true representation of what great children's fantasy should aspire to be. I still find myself wondering about Nobody and Silas. This book lingers on long after the final page. Highly recommended to all.
I can't stop. Audiobooks are the diversion and comfort when I am alone, the excitement I don't have the time for, and scratch for that itch
It is probably #3 of all the books I have read, only behind the Hunger Games. I loved the story, it was a wonderful life to share with the protagonist.
I loved the narrator. He made this book better than I ever would have imagined if reading it alone. He gave life
I loved Mistress Owens. She isn't spoken of much after the beginning, but she was such a strong character.
No, but I would like to.
It made me cry at the end....but I was still happy.