Not as good as The Graveyard Book but Neil Gaiman is such an excellent writer and does an excellent job making the unbelievable, real. Very enjoyable.
good introduction to audio books, but I was surprise but the lack of empathy and expression in the voice of the author reading his own book. Good for car rides and for children but beware it is a dark story at times
Gaiman at his finest. Wonderfully articulated storytelling. Top performance and voice characterization. Will definitely listen to again.
Big fan of listening to books of all shapes and sizes. Primarily: sci fi, fantasy, nonfiction in human services, buddhism, and classics.
It's a good story and probably something Gaiman fans will want to hear but I would definitely try and find a different audio production. I felt that the narrator was a too precious with his own story. This was compounded by some unnecessary sound effects - mainly echo effects - that simply made it harder to get into the story.
The story was solid, creative, and having just visited London - lots of fun.
Slow. Languid. Disconnected. He added zero drive to the story even in the most action packed moments.
Yes. The story was a great ride and Gaiman is an imaginative master.
This is the 2nd Neil Gaiman book I've listened to. Really well defined, memorable characters and worlds. Funny analogies and witty sentences. Very entertaining.
I'm going to recommend it to my friends.
Neil Gaiman is a great author and narrator. This particular book just didn't "awe" me like his others have. His narrations are great but the use of echo and occasional music was to infrequent to be a real part of the experience and often just pulled me away from the story. The story itself took over half the book before I really became interested and even then I made myself finish it. It never really hooked me I guess.
A fantastic tale as always for Neil Gaiman. Creating a world in the cracks of our world, so close, as if we would only have to reach out to touch it.
This tantalizing closeness characterizes the tale he weaves, and made me lean in closer to the radio to engage.
The only issue I take is the typical Gaiman vocals. When I lean in closer to hear the tale because otherwise I would not hear it. He is dramatic, and dynamic, but sometimes I cannot hear and then it is too loud. This and only this detracted from this story. For me.