We downloaded this book for a 6 hour trip. Mom, dad, an 11 and a 7 year old were totally absorbed for the entire trip. Neil narrates this book himself and he does not disappoint. The characters are interesting, the story is layered with complexity and there is plenty of suspense. Totally worth the purchase. We'll listen again this summer on another long journey.
My inner (and outter, for that matter) child just adores when a story teller does sound effects. When Bod is learning to make the bird shriek for
I was cheering (aloud, luckily I was by myself at the time) when Bod lured that awful bad Jack down to the Sleer and traps him there to be the Sleer's Master forever. You go, Bod! I am also very fond of Miss Lepescu and was glad when Bod told her straight up he simply could not eat the food she was bringing him in those plastic containers.
Himself! I swear he *is* every character he portrays in some way or other. He is so obviously enjoying himself. It is easy to forget sometimes that there is only one person reading this story.
Yes, but I also didn't want it to end too soon either so I
If you get the opportunity to listen to any of Mr. Gaiman's books, do so!
I love it when the author Narrates!
I was surprised by the dark beginning, but really shouldn't have been as the title is THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, but I was. Highly entertaining, always something new.
I love this book and Neil Gaiman makes is come alive!! I've listened to it 3 or 4 times now and will listen again when I need a lift. Nobody is a character to love as are Mr. and Mrs. Owens!
When nothing else in my library appeals to me I'll listen to The Graveyard Book or Strardust - over and over.
I was new to the Gaiman world, not even having seen a movie based on one of his books. It was recommended by a friend who knew I liked fantasy even though most of my reading these days is non-fiction or British mysteries.
I was engrossed from the first paragraph. I found myself sitting in parking lots or my driveway, unable to stop until the end of a chapter. At first, it was a little unnerving to think that this was promoted as a children's book but then my 9-year old self would have loved it too.
The reading was pitch perfect with Mr. Gaiman becoming his characters so organically that it never felt awkward. He embodied male/female, human/deceased/creatures, good/evil so effortlessly that it never took me out of the moment as the voices shifted.
The hardest part at the end was the realization that it was the end. How could these
I haven't read the print version, but Neil Gaiman reads his own work with professionalism and sincerity.
I listened while I walked my dog on chilly January mornings and the evocative placement of the grave yard setting was good company.
I love when Bod is trying to fade and failing, or bored with his lessons.
I was sad to come to the end of this story. I loved having the characters with me.
Yes, as a pleasant diversion.
It was interesting, unlike any other I've read.
The book, while interesting, is certainly no classic. It is, however, a pleasant way to spend a few hours. It was the narration that turned an average review into one well above average.
I listened to this while running, and I often have a hard time following a story and keeping my attention on a story while running. But this one did the trick! I LOVED the performace by the author- he was pretty amazing. The story is great, too. Quirky and cute.
I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co
I purchased this book during an audible sale and I am now so eager to read more by this author.. Typically, I don't enjoy books narrated by author but he is a fabulous narrator as well as a wonderful, creative and imaginative writer. He gave breath to the characters and I felt like I could "see" the story.. Dont let the fact that this is a young adult story stop you from reading it.. I have suggested this story to many people!
The Graveyard Book is way up there on my list. I have always loved Neil Gaiman and worn out quite a few copies of Stardust. I expect I will listen to this one more than once.
I loved the dance, and the wonderful music in between chapters, though it was a bit loud, and when his childhood friend returns and when the residents of the graveyard decide to
Neil Gaiman does so well portraying all of his characters exactly as he imagines them, but I kind of liked Silas. He was just so matter-of-fact.
I think I kind of did listen to it all at once, with just a few little breaks. I also listened at the dentists office to take my mind off having a fractured toothe pulled. It helped.
Neil Gaimans stories are magical, they carry you away to a different sort of place than most novels do. It usually turns out to be a place that I like very much, and could spend lots of time at. His are stories that I never want to end.