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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.
I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
I always most enjoy stories that are different from any I've read before and that's exactly what I found in "The Graveyard Book." Such a unique concept combined with a mystery made this a perfect read for me!! I'd get so involved in listening to all the different characters and the subplots, that I'd find I'd forgotten about the scary element that lurked around the corner. That's the sign of a great author!! Neil Gaiman is a master at reading the book and giving each character such a distinct personality vocally that they become real people. I highly recommend this book!!
I listen to books while I walk my dog, turning even the dreariest rain and cold into a wonderful escape.
Creepy in a good way, dryly funny, brilliantly original and masterfully wrought. This book is a fantastic. Don't miss it!
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.