The only thing better than reading a Gaiman story is hearing the author himself read it. Coraline herself is resilient, loyal and courageous -- everything a girl should be.
I bought this book for my 13 year old daughter, and decided to read it first so that I could make sure it wasn't too scary, and so that we could talk about it. Even though I was on vacation, I couldn't put it down. Wonderfully spooky and evocative -- and delightfully scary (but not too scary). Now I have the audiobook for my daughter, and other kids in the family. By the way, she really liked it too!
This book is an old favorite of mine. I love it when he reads. His voice is deep and had a flow that cannot be matched. Listen to this book.
A classic and popular Neil Gaiman title that makes for excellent bed time reading. A well thought story accompanying a wonderful narration that is sure to make any youth or adult sleep well and make use of wild imagination. Easy reading and a wonderful way to enter into the words and worlds of Neil Gaiman.
For those who have seen the film before reading the ending may seem a bit slow. Don't fear though all the fun is still there.
this is very rare of me to acknowledge that the movie version is better than the book, the earlier chapters seemed a bit boring honestly and Coraline seemed like an emotionless girl to me even when she met the other mother for the first time, it is not until she went beck to free her parents that it felt like Niel Gaiman book. to be honest Henry Selick did a great job altering the story a bit for his movie, his version seemed creepier and scarier than the book. But it is always great to hear Niel narrate a book.
Another home run by Neil Gaiman. This is probably intended for children, but I was enchanted by the creepy story ( but nothing too horrific, certainly suitable for kidlets). Neil Gaiman is SUCH a fabulous narrator !
Listened to this on Road trip, kept my 5th grader listening and engaged thru the entire story.enjoyed by parents too!