different narrator, i'm just not interested in litedning to the author read a story ever again.
it was imaginative and vivid
really not interested in listening to him read his own story. author's reading their own stories is a bit indulgent. Except when it's someone like Patti Smith, Keith Richards or Gore Vidal. They are great speakers and have earned the right to read their own material.
This was one of those books I bought because it was the daily deal. But I truly found this work to be very enjoyable and tastefully done . I will be looking for more books by Neil Gaiman as an author and a narrator.
It's always lovely to hear an author narrate their own book. You can hear what all the characters are supposed to sound like. What a great book. Beautiful, descriptive fantasy at it's finest.
An amazing story that takes you on an emotional ride through adult memories and realities in the eyes of a child. This book is deep and feels very personal. I highly recommend it!!
This is an imaginative tale, beautifully told. Gaiman paints pictures with words and I am there. It's been a long time since I've listened to a book this wonderful.
Yes, and this is my favorite so far.
Okay, I freely admit to being a Neil Gaiman fan going in. The spectrum spanned by his imagination is vast. Even so, I found this short work, largely told from the viewpoint of a seven year-old but NOT a children's story, to be extraordinary and fresh even for Gaiman. I highly recommend it.
Somehow Neil connects with what made us children before we are spoilt with adulthood: all fears logical and illogical, naivete, trust, honesty and shame, beauty and egoenrtrism. His lyrical writing style comes second only his magical narration. I wanted him to read us stories after recess!
The Ocean at the End of the Lane was my introduction to Neil Gaiman, who is my current favorite author. I listened to the Audible version and loved it. Gaiman’s narration is spellbinding. It’s like listening to the best bedtime story ever. The Ocean at the End of the Lane has a fairy tale quality, but is definitely an adult story.
Told in flashback format, the middle-aged narrator looks back at his childhood while visiting for a funeral. The story is suspenseful and dark, yet deeply moving. It evoked memories of childhood longings and fears. Gaiman’s writing and narration were totally engaging. Even though a seven-year old boy was the main character, I loved the Hempstock women. Their strong maiden, mother and crone characters were central to the story for me. There was a lot of suspense and several major twists. The Ocean at the End of the Lane was a great introduction to Neil Gaiman and left me wanting more!