"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.
"brilliant and captivating,"
could not stop listening to this. keeps you on tenterhooks all the way through.
"Great little ghost story"
I'm a teacher and our school was lucky enough to receive some free copies of this book through the Book Trust last year. I finally got round to reading it and was really impressed.
If you don't appreciate scary books, don't be put off by the first chapter - the remainder of the book is sometimes action-packed, sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, but never as terrifying. A well-written book which probably resembles 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' more closely than anything else. If recommended it for readers from 10 to adult. A thoroughly enjoyable read!
An incredible book well read. I am so sad it is over. I know I will listen to it again.