I'm a huge Neil Gaiman fan and the film adaptation of this book is one of my favorite movies, so this audiobook was a no-brainer for me. Gaiman always does a fantastic job narrating his own work. After listening to this book and Neverwhere, I've added the rest of his works to my wish list. I suggest this book to anyone who loves to get lost in a Fairytale.
This was my first Neil Gaiman book and I know it will not be the last! Even though this story is a fantasy it seems so believable that you feel it is completely natural for a young man to go over the fence into a magical realm to search for a falling star.
I loved it, It gave me the same feeling that the Princess Bride always did and still does.
I like fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and magic-realism.
Jeez, this guy can write a good story!!! And he really is a talented narrator as well. Neil Gaiman is definitely my new favorite author, and I listened to all of his books that I've found here on Audible....at least the ones that he narrates.
Its the perfect rainy day book.
I like to hear the voices that Neil Gaiman dreamed up for characters.
Not for kids... Learn from my mistakes.
Neil Gaiman sure knows how to tell a story! His worlds are always fantastic, and this one is no different.
The thing I liked least--I had no idea this was a fairy tale for adults. I was so confused when there were a couple of sex scenes. The scenes were vital to the story, but if the story is for adults, make it clear that it's for adults. As it stands, this is a children's story with a couple of sex scenes and very very light cursing.
All of the characters are so wonderful. Some of them where a little under developed. This book could have easily been another 5 chapters longer.
Neil Gaiman has the best voice ever! He is energetic--but not over the top. I could listen to him read barcodes.
No. No follow-up book necessary. It ties up rather neatly at the end.
Say something about yourself!
Unfortunately, I would prefer a different narrator. Gaiman is an amazing writer and he has a good voice, but strangely I did not care for his narration. Sad :(
Neil Gaiman's writing is of such high caliber, that for me, he is a class unto himself. His worlds are wildly creative, unpredictable, yet always anchored in honest emotion. I go back to Stardust time and again as a bedtime story. He narrates this one himself and he is SUPERB here!
didnt read it
Liked the storyline
He is the best
Both I really liked the humor
This was my second book by this author liked both very much
The story had a really creative flow and kept me interested. I enjoyed Neil's Narration style and character voices. I read this on a drive down to LA and it was just perfect for my trip. Easy to follow as an Audio Book too. Sometimes when I listen to books I get lost if there are too many characters with similar names but this one was great.
yes, usually you like the book better than the movie but in this case i would say it is the opposite. seems if the movie took a lot and added to improve a semi dull experience.
a few voices that bring some characters to life