Not as good as the movie (in my opinion that is) and found my mind wandering off a couple of times, but Neil's performance were, as always, great (his voice alone are worth the credit)
I don't think anyone can read his stories as well as Neil Gaiman. He does a wonderful job at pausing and changing his voice slightly. And the story is one of my favourites: far away lands, adventures, magic and warm hearts. Beautiful.
Neil Gaiman's beautifully narrates his flawless prose in this wonderful adult fairy tale. The bonus interview with him at the end makes me love and admire him even more.
You'll run across some rather adult language from time to time while listening to this version of the story. I was a little shocked to have my children hear the F word.
i hadn't read fantasy since my narnia and then harry potter times, nor watched fantasy movies. (well, maybe.... hummm, no, i've read The Mists of Avalon also a few ys ago...). I arrived to Neil Gaiman books by following his wife on facebook. i had no idea who he was, but just because i like her i took a chance into reading Stardust, actually listening to it even if I'd normally avoid books read by the author... wow... now I'm hooked... i loved EVERYTHING about it... what should I read next?
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.