It's wonderful to listen to Neil Gaiman read this story. He has a great voice for fairy tales which makes it amazing to listen to. Highly recommend
Brilliant to hear a uniquely strange and rather wonderful story read by the uniquely rather wonderful author.
The interview at the end was also a pleasure.
Although it's best not to listen in bed when you are really tired. It took three or four tries to listen and not wake up in the middle of the night with headphone pain and realize I'd fallen asleep once more. I wish the ability to detect sleep breathing and stop playing would be invented.
While the storyline varied from the movie, rather the movie varied from the storyline, I was happy to hear Gaimans tale in the pure form. As an avid fan, I would have preferred to see more of this story as it was written come to life.
Author readings aren't always the good ideas they might seem, but Neil Gaiman's velvety voice is a perfect match for this lovely (and occasionally surprising) little fairy tale. Suspend your disbelief for a few hours and relax into the meticulously envisioned village of Wall...and the faerie world that lies beyond. The regular world always seems a little more magical after I've listened to a Gaiman tale. Stardust has made me ever more the steadfast fan. Bravo!
I was not a fan of the prolonged gore or the creeper crap. The story itself took too long at times also. I think it started out as a good idea, but lacked a strong editor.
This is one of the few books I've encountered to leave me with a feeling of deep regret as soon as I'd finished it. It's a weird sort of regret, at having been cheated by...well, the universe I suppose. Even while reading it, I just knew I'd missed out on something amazing by reading it at exact the wrong time in my life. Had I been just a little younger, or older, or even maybe had listened in better lighting or between different books or meals, I would have then been able to appreciate it the way I can now see it deserves. That's life though, I guess.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Great narration. Really nice to hear the author read their own work. It bring something to the story that you just can't get by reading yourself or hearing somebody else read the book. However, I feel that the movie was a bit of a cleanup of some of the elements in the book that didn't really work. I suppose I'm one of the few that like the movie better (this is a first for me, I never like the movie better). Still, great book.
COO, Six Seconds EQ Network
Loved reading it then years later seeing the movie... But this is truly a delight. Turns out Gaiman is a fab narrator as well as game changing author.
Eclectic reader but mostly read anything seafaring, Tolkien and American history, even Pride and Prejudice and romance stories.
Sorry, but I didn't really care for the author reading his story. To me, he didn't bring enough flavor to the characters but did a pretty good job otherwise. His narration just fell flat.
Print or the audio book, the ending definitely. I wish the movie kept more of the book's flavor instead of radically changing it up.
Born in Ohio, lived in California, Alaska, and now Texas
I never get tired of this story. So much imagine, heartwarming characters, and superb narration by the author himself. I only wish there were more stories like this and more storytellers like Mr. Gaiman.