I loved this charming fantasy ! I'm not a reader of fantasy, but after this, I am anxious to read more by Neil Gaiman. In addition to writing a great story, he narrated the story perfectly ! A definite thumbs up !
I really liked this book a lot. I think I would listen to it again in another six months or so.
I don't really want to give anything away for those of you who haven't read the book, but I really liked the ending. It evoked a lot of different emotions, and I really liked that a lot.
I thought Gaiman was really great at performing the main character, who isn't named in the book. I almost felt like he was telling me a story from his own childhood. He was really good at emoting how a child would.
I thought the most moving moment in the book is what Lettie did for the main character. Again, I'm not throwing in any specifics in case you haven't read it yet...
Just read this book. It may seem a tad boring right at the beginning, but it picks up quickly. It's fascinating and magical.
I really didn't know what to think as I started it but was taken off guard by the flow and beauty of thought. He should read everything lol!! Not enough superlatives to say wahoo loud enough! Thank you Mr Gaiman☺️
Hi, I am an avid reader and audiobook listener with diverse tastes in books. I enjoy sets of books by subject or series.
A difficult to describe book, this book has a story wrapped in a story. There is adventure and fantasy and childhood. I enjoyed listening to the book and found the story entertaining but am left with the vague feeling that something is missing from the story, like the difference between a good ghost story and a random haunting.
The content of this book is just strange and meaningless.
Couldn't come close to finishing it.
I want to because he does get good reviews, but hesitate to spend the money.
Any book should be at its best with its author as narrator. Just didn't like this one.
Nauva I nauva!
As always Neil weaves a deep, emotional magical story that absconds with your mind and leaves you wishing you could join the characters in their world.
What's not to love? He is the perfect story teller of adult fairy tales in all ways. There's always this sense of magic that that creeps out from the story and into my world. And I love that.
I was going to say it was too short but it's not really. It's just the right size. Thanks Neil.
While I'm a fan of his screen work, this was the first actual book I've read/listened to by Neil Gaiman. He's truly a bard; the perfect storyteller, from concept of the story to how he narrates it here in this recording.
His speaking is a little slow, so I speed the narration up to 1.25x and it was perfect. On that note, Audible did an amazing job providing that option. By having the story told a little quicker it made this a great book to listen to while shoveling snow out of the driveway or push through the higher intensity on the elliptical machine.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is fantastical, enchanting, and narrated wonderfully. Definitely a 5 star rating. Even though it's 6 hours, if you have some Audible subscription book credits stacked up, one will be well spent on this. You might even listen to it a few times over!