"fab book neil, but why the loud music???"
no!! the music separating the chapters/parts is unbearable, too loud and too intrusive. shame because neil reads so well.
absolutely! when you read like him you don't need to put on funny voices.
"Perfectly scary, perfectly sad, perfectly magical."
It's a children's book but I think suitable for anyone who loves Neil Gaiman. It manages to be scary and sad but uplifting too. The language is simple enough for a child without being at all childish.
Neil Gaiman's reading is imbued with a lyrical melancholy which is absolutely right for the story. Refreshingly, he even manages a fairly creditable Glaswegian accent - bad Scottish accents seem to be a feature of the lot of the books I've listened to recently so it's good not to be jarred out of the story for the change.
It's not relevant to this review, but should they ever make a film of this, it's very clear to me that Mr Frost should be played by Reece Shearsmith.
5 stars aren't really enough for a faultless book, read faultlessly.
"Delightful tale wonderfully narrated"
This is a delightful adult fairytale beautifully narrated. I loved the gothic style, very Tim Burton-esque. A wonderful journey for the ears! Will listen to it again and again. Highly recommened.
Great storyline easy pace really enjoyed it sets nicely another hopefully !!! New adventures to come many possibilities
"I couldn't Finish it"
Although a very imaginative book I couldn't finish it. Maybe would have enjoyed it if I was 12/13. To me this would be a far better film than it is a book and I do believe that Disney have bought the rights to it, I will look forward to watching in a few years time.
"a great story for all."
i loved this story. it kept me intrigued to hear the next part and i could not wait. neil gaimans voice works so well for this and the whole audio is superbly produced. a perfect story and good for a range of ages young and old.
Was surprised to hear I'd downloaded a kids book but it is great for adults
"Great story. Awful music"
Enjoyed the story. loved the narration. hated the music. why is it there? so irritating!
Excellent story. Can't wait to listen to more.
I was captivated from start to finish!
"A very good story very well read"
I've never read the book but would hope that this mirrors it adequately.
The way the story continued following the main thread without sidelines that so often my listening a chore.
No I just enjoyed it.