I love the sound of his voice, it's so relaxing! He is great at character performing in dialogue and his tone of voice is perfect for fantasy story telling.
I really enjoyed this book. It was so easy to listen to and the storyline is fantastic.
This is an inventive story, with clever ideas of what the afterlife might actually be like from Gaiman, he is fast becoming one of my favourite authors and even narrators. I recommend that whoever you are reading this review, you give this audiobook a try. I would be very surprised if there were many listeners out there that wouldn't enjoy listen to 7 hours of perfect escapism.
As a 30 something man this appeals to my inner child so much I think I could/should/would listen to this yearly just for the memories of childhood it envokes, despite having nothing specificly to do with my personal childhood.
A must read/listen for anyone
"Very well written and narrated - really enjoyable"
Yes - it is great hearing a book narrated as it was written - the benefits of the author doing the narrating! Neil Gaiman reads beautifully. A pleasure to listen to.
Bod the main character was, of course, my favourite.
My daughter (11) and I both thoroughly enjoyed this book. Apart from Coraline we hadn't experienced Neil Gaiman before - My daughter has already requested more by this author!
Amazing, unique, brilliant!
Bod of course!
He has a very slow and steady voice which suits the story well.
It made me smile a lot.
I found the music a bit loud and had to listen hard to the narration at the beginning of each section. The only odd thing was the use of the word diaper instead of nappy, why?
"Stunning .Ive listened to it twice in a week!"
Dont miss it!
Quirky atmospheric fun
His ability to inject life into the characters with zest and skill.
"Loved this book"
Yes. It brought out the child in me.
Boyd and his interaction with the ghosts.
I loved all of it.
It is the first time in a long time, I found it difficult to put a book down.
Neil Gaiman's narration really makes his books so good. A great story unlike anything I have listened to, great characters and once again beautifully read.
"Interesting and clever"
Dark, funny, imaginative.
As he wrote the book, you hear it exactly how it was meant to come across.
Baring in mind that this is a children's book and therefore can lack in depth/description it is still a brilliantly imaginative and at times spooky book.
"Loved this! And I never give 5 star but I have now"
Yes, the experience was thoroughly enjoyable and absorbing. Neil Gaiman's reading of his story was the most absorbing I have ever listened to. I just wish the story continued in another book.
Would highly recommend you listen to this, what more is there to say
Always great when the author reads the book as you really get to hear how it was meant to sound when it was written.