Simply put, I loved this book.
Firstly, I love when Neil Gaiman reads aloud. He is as skilled a performer as he is a writer, and that's saying something.
But even without the performance, this book is touching and has a macabre beauty that is unlike any other book I've ever read. I want to read it to my nephews, if they ever sit still long enough to listen. The little boy in the book grows up realistically and learns about love and loss and all the things you learn about when you're growing up. He just happens to live with people who are already dead. Their love for him transcends death, and that is simply beautiful.
I listened to it on my own for content then listened again with my 7 and 8 year old. They both loved the book and weren't frightened by the darker plot elements.
Big City AZ Native living in small town Iowa. Audible is great for relaxing & healing my mind and body, going places we could never imagine
As an Audiobook beginner, with about 12 books under my belt, almost ever book has been a great listen. The Graveyard was my 3rd favorite over all.
I started this after a long stay in the hospital with my five year old grandson curled up beside me in my hospital bed at home. I was so happy to be home after a month in the hospital with what I hoped was a great listen and my favorite little man next to me. He cuddled closer and it was a great read. Within 30 minutes he was out cold.
This was my first of Neil Gaiman's books. I quickly went to another of his books. His voice draws you up close like you are there as he reads to yo.
Acually thought it eould be a great nightlyead toon my grandson. He love all things that creep in the night.
Great story line, the true blended family with a little fear, laughter and love.
Who better to tell the tale than the story teller himself.
Mrs L coming to the rescue!
The inflection and tone spoke volumes.
Wish that Bod's tale would continue one day.
Creepy, intriguing, lovely
Cylis (sp?) He was very mysterious and stoic but cared so deeply for Bod. it was touching. Ruff around the edges, no nonsense, but squishy on the inside.
No, this was my first and I loved it!
The second to last chapter but I won't give it away.
Avid Reader of Fantasy and Historical Fiction. Actually looking for new Historical fiction to follow. Well versed in the worlds of Dresden, Rachel Morgan, Sookie Stackhouse, Anita Blake, and Merry Gentry.
I didn't realize that Neil Gaiman did his own narration, which made it all that much better.
Bod - of course. We saw him turn into a typical teenager with all the worry about girls and the need to do something.
The description of the ghoul gate and the graves going down the wall.
The pace was great, and the characters made you want to get to know them better. Trying to do without spoilers- but the end could certainly make you cry.
This is a great edition to the Neil Gaiman catalog.
This is one book I never wanted to finish. Neil Gaiman is a genius! He takes us into a world of adventure and mystery with burlesque characters mingling with the endearingly normal spirits of the dead . A world where anything could happen and often does. The book is thoroughly scary at times but wonderfully satisfying. Neil Gaiman not only creates rich and elaborate worlds with his writing, but brings his characters to life with his brilliant narration. I was sad to have to say goodbye to Nobody Owens and his friends. If Neil wants to bring them back in a future adventure that would be just fine with me.
Amazing performance. Read by the author, I had previously intended to read his other books, but may listen if he narrates the others as well.
Yes, for people who enjoy MG or YA stories.
Not sure. The book has a really original premise. I enjoyed that very much.
No scenes stand out in particular. They all flowed well.