If you liked the movie you will love this story! Roll with the differences, and definitely listen to Neil Gaiman tell you about the many incarnations!
as always, Neil Gaiman takes his readers on an incredible adventure in a world filled with strange and beautiful things. his narration is intoxicating and I'm left now in the vacuum of normalcy having finished this masterpiece. I highly recommend, especially for those who are in search of magic.
In short, you'll love this book if: you like love stories, fairy tales, or books written by Neil Gaiman.
I don't care much for love stories or fairy tales (generally), but the writing is superb, so I loved it.
It's always great when the author reads for the audiobook, like he did here, and I really enjoyed the interview at the end. I've already read 5 books by Neil Gaiman, I suppose I'm off to shop for another. :)
Do yourself a favor and get this!
Gaiman is a delight to listen to read this adultish spin on the classic boy meets princess story. His attention to fun details really makes this read fun to listen to!
... with this book, the author, everything. This is by far my favorite Audio Book that I own and I am going to listen to it so many times. The interview with the Author included at the end is a fantastic bonus as well, I would love to see more of that in other ABs.
Neil Gaiman is one of those authors that, no matter what he sets out to share with the world, is able to deftly illustrate worlds that inhabit your imagination for longer than a novel can ever be. Stardust is no different. One of my favorite novels he has written, read beautifully by the author himself as an almost comforting presence, a guide through his own work. I cannot recommend this, or any of his audiobooks highly enough.
I originally watched the movie and saw that I could listen to the book on audible; so I have listened. It has been a wonderful ride. The author is a very talented narrator I enjoyed every word; each and every time I've listened to the book! And to the author if it's a good book even adults will listen more than once!