Truly marvellous. Unique, quirky and unexpectedly tender this is a brilliant book. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
"Initially not too sure but an amazing book"
Read this as an adult completing my BA Hons in Education. Loved it and would recommend it and have done already to my children aged 11 and 12.
"Gaiman at his best. A masterpiece."
Having read most of the top drawer Neil Gaiman's books I thought there would be no more surprises in his collection, that was until I reached "The Graveyard Book". I picked it up as a short read inbetween different volumes of another series. My goodness, I couldn't have been more wrong...
This is an amazing book written with an unbelievable attention to detail that makes you you feel as if you are part of the story, and experience the same emotions, adventures and life as the main character.
Each chapter of the book is its own story, yet they all slot together like so many pieces of an intricate jigsaw puzzle creating something so much more than the sum of its parts. It is breathtaking.
Neil Gaiman's narration is very good though I wouldn't say amazing, that said, listening to the book read by the author is rewarding on it's own and this performance deserves one extra star for that. The music between the chapters allows you to take the pause and think about the story which is a lovely addition as otherwise I feel that you could read this book 'in a single breath'.
This wonderful work shows how talented Neil Gaiman is and puts him up there among the best writers of our time. I would recommend it to anyone and I look forward to his future work.
Gaiman's reading brought his many characters to life in such a vivid and exquisite way.
"Stylish and Enjoyable"
I already had this as an ebook but couldn't resist when Audible had it in offer. The story is enjoyable and the performance from the author is very good.
Definitely recommended to anyone who enjoys simple but out of the ordinary fiction.
"Entrancing kidult story"
Really enjoyable narration by the author and a light but captivating story kept me listening
I thought I would listen to a chapter to make sure it was the sort of thing my sons would like. I couldn't stop until I reached the end.
"Wonderful book and narration"
I've recently reacquainted myself with my love of fiction. The Graveyard Book is now in my top 5 favourite stories. Beautifully imagined and written with wonderful narration by the author, I will definitely be listening to more Neil Gaiman in the future.
"Love the story, love the voice"
Another binge Listen! Pulling at every emotion. Bods journey to adulthood through the love of his ghostly family and others. Loved the seamless aging. Music breaks for chapters excellent idea,but just a little loud over first line or so. Hey but with the dark chocolate tones of Mr G your soon back into hypnotising story telling.
"The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman"
I loved this book, and couldn't put it down, or rather, switch it off!! Beautifully narrated by the author, it was a delight from start to finish.
I was disappointed as I approached the end, and made my way out of the graveyard gates for the last time.
I shall miss Bod and Silas, and all the other wonderful characters.