While I wouldn't want Neil Gaiman to narrate every one of his novels, this story in particular is well suited to his own unique voice. While I feel he gets the tone across right well with his words, there were parts he was able to add character to that made the story that much richer. Almost as if he was able to let us in on some of the inside jokes we would never have caught if his voice didn't guide us there. It gives what is otherwise a very typical story a certain amount of color it needs to be vibrant.
I feel I should mention I didn't come across this on my own, but am in the camp that watched the movie first. Regardless, I'm glad I was able to experience the less action-heavy path the book will walk as well. Instead of sword fights, there's trickery. Instead of cross-dressing pirates there's years of adventures. It takes longer to get to the same conclusion, but its downright entertaining in the process.
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This was a really fun read. I have been wanting to read this book for quite some time but I never found the time. I finally decided to buy the audiobook and boy was I impressed. Neil Gaiman reads the book to you and it was quite a lot of fun.
I always worry when I have the author reading the audiobook. It's either going to be amazing or torturous. Neil did a great job at doing the voices and helping you imagine what each character would sound like.
The plot was cute and sweet. I loved the adult fairy tale aspect of it. I loved the characters and I loved the unique aspects in the book.
If you're looking for a fun read, this is it.
Neil Gaiman an hit this one over the moon. He has an imaginary soul that matches no other. I read all his stuff, but hearing him read his own work was just lovely.
I could hardly put this book down, written after the craft of fairytales of old, Gaiman weaves a tale of prose and creates characters that evoke the comfortable feeling of another age.
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?