"Great adult/young adult book"
Loved the story, quite dark for a childrens book. My critism is I don't like music on the audio books. Sometimes the narrators voice grated on me. But glad I bought this one.
This is a wonderful story, and very well narrated by Neil Gaiman himself. It seems advantageous that the author is reading it, as he knows exactly how all the characters and names ought to sound, and he understands his own phrasings. Bod's adventures while growing up in a graveyard are both imaginative and exciting. I would thoroughly recommend this audiobook
This is marketed as a Young Adult book but it is also a wonderful adult fantasy that had me lying awake hours past my usual sleep time to hear the ending. It is read by Gaiman himself, really well,and it means that you know that the interpretation of the characters is correct (something you cannot always be sure of). A terrific listen.
"Great story. Awful music"
Enjoyed the story. loved the narration. hated the music. why is it there? so irritating!
"What a treat!"
Such a lovely story for dark winter nights - great for adults and children alike.
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.
I confess to being a Gaiman fan, I am rarely underwhelmed by his work, and I certainly wasn't with "The Graveyard Book".
I first read it 3 or 4 years ago then recently got ther audible version to play in the car to keep my 6 and 8 year old boys entertained on a long journey. Their attention was captured from the first paragraph and didn't waver throughout. (Even though they found it rather scary in parts, but not too scary). I also was hooked again, partially thanks to Neil Gaimans narration which was perfect in tone. I suppose being the author he would be more aware of the rhythm of the book and nature of its characters. I found it suited how I remembered the book perfectly.
The story itself is full of fantastical creatures, some of whom behave as we would expect and others who buck the standard " horror " or "fantasy" norms. Typical Gaiman.
Adventure, friendship, loss, conflict, and growing up are all explored. By the main character "Bod" but also by his extended family in the graveyard.
A great read and an excellent listen!
This is a beautifully written, wonderfully read, gripping story. Kept the whole family entertained on a very long car journey.
"Excellent for car rides with my 6year old"
My Daughter and I enjoyed it very much
perfect for the car journeys we take together