Neil Gaiman does it again. This is classic Gaiman. The book is just great and Gaiman's narration of it is spot on. A very, very good audiobook.
I'm a big fan of Neil Gaman - and I really love this book. Yes, it's considered more as a "young readers" book, I enjoyed it just the same.
The voice the narrator gives to the main character, Richard, is so charismatic that I can't imagine the book without the audio. I think it takes two listens at least, that way you can enjoy the beginning parts more - which are not meant to be fully understood until later in the story when the secret world of London underneath is revealed.
I would have given it 5 stars, but the author did too good a job of leaving me wanting more. I hope there is a sequel....
Gaiman is a literary genius. There is never a dull moment. You feel for each character as they seem to be alive. Makes you wonder, is there a realm below?
The book was excellent and the audiobook is even better. This was read by the author in his smooth English accent. Since this was read by the author, it allowed me to catch things I'd missed while reading it myself.
Awesome, Mr. Gaiman. Simply awesome.
I really liked the story, although it was a little hard for me to always pay attention during the sometimes lengthy descriptions of places, etc. At times the different characters voices got annoying, some of them just sounded too similar to tell apart
I enjoyed the story and I think the author does an excellent job of narrating. The reason for 3 stars instead of 4 is the annoying use of music and sound effects on the audiobook. It doesn't occur frequently enough to get used to it, so everytime the music started up or a character began speaking with an echo it jarred me out of the story.