I have never read the print version. However, I believe anything that Neil Gaiman writes, and then narrates himself, is magical. It's a very intimate experience, hearing the author read to you in the way that he hears it while he's reading it.
I want more of the little hairy man. He was surprising and funny, and I kept waiting for him to pop up again!
An incredible performance, that makes the listener focus on every event and detail that is held within the novel.
The begging surprised me. I was drawn in immediately, and barring everyday living, I would have listened to the book in one sitting.
It is perfection. Not sure I can think of anything that equals it.
His lovely, velvety voice and expression. He gives each character their own voice, and his annunciation is highly polished.
More than one. The quotable quotes, the moments between the star and Tristam Thorn, the description of the unicorn and the star. It is fabulous.
I dearly love this book and recommend it to my friends as one of the best books I've ever read and audiobook...even better.
Pure Pleasure from beginning to end the narrator was tremendous and the story is truly enchanting and gripping.
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Even tho' I've read some of his other work, and in this case had seen the movie, I was positively surprised by the creative nature of this work. Gaiman is a fabulous narrator and hearing it in his voice brought the book to life in powerful ways.
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Neil Gaiman's performance is wonderful and his humor is on point.
The descriptions of all of the places are so beautiful and easy to picture. I love when the young man sneaks into the marketin the beginning of the novel.
I've listened to several and he is always fantastic.
I listened to it in two sittings during a very long, multi-state drive when I was going to visit my dad. He heard part of it in the car and immediately loved it. I think he might be an even bigger Gaiman fan than me now.
This book was a great gateway into the rest of Neil Gaiman's work.
Because grownups still love a great fairy tale. Because Neil Gaiman understands this so well the he wrote the perfect fairy tale. And because sometimes falling stars are more than just lumps of lifeless rock.
this is a very good adult themed fantasy story.I love the movie very much so i purchased the book when i saw it on Audible,this is one of the rare moments that the movie was better then the book.The book is isnt bad,in fact it is a very good listen,or read.But Clare Danes as the Star,and Michelle Pfeiffer as the queen witch added to the story.i guess the screen writer Jane Goldman is the best in the business.
Is there a review for such a tale? You just dive in and the whole world is there for you to learn about. All of the story threads were fantastic and it fit together so well. It read like a fairytale, but had the elements of an adult story that made it all the more enjoyable after a beat. i have to admit, I didn't know it was intended as a "fairytale for adults", so the first sex scene caught me a bit off guard. But, I didn't mind it as the story got on. I did enjoy the prose in which he wrote. It gave the story it's magic, drawing you in.
The only issue i had - and it kind of was a big one - was the major love story. For me it just never really developed enough for it to be believable for me. But, I liked it in the end.
Neil Gaiman doing the narration definitely made this audiobook stellar. So good.
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.