This was a fun book about a boy who encounters danger and odd magic. Neil Gaiman reads his own work very effectively. This does have some "adult" parts in it very briefly and though about a boy the book is probably for older kids and adults.
Maybe it was one I should have actually read because I never got sucked in listening. I found that after long chunks of time I would realize I had no idea what was going on and I had no desire to go back and listen again to figure it out.
This reminded me of American Gods with its just-under-the-surface-of-reality magic setting. Lots of little references to themes the author is fond of, without seeming recycled. There are some genuinely tense moments, and the choice of a first-person narrator remembering his childhood was brilliant, as he was able to access his youthfully innocent viewpoint without sacrificing any complexity of language or storytelling.
As always, Mr. Gaiman's reading of his own work was warm and wonderful, with some very subtle character voices aiding my immersion in the story.
Possibly. I don't usually listen to anything twice, but it was a good story.
This is a very well-told and well-read story, no matter what genre you prefer.