it was on sale for 4.99 so thot i would give it a chance. I must admit I enjoyed the writing, just wish the story had made some kind of sense. A kid, a dream, ghost n goblins, poof, it ended. worth the 5 bucks.. Certainly glad I didn't spend a credit on it.
Gaiman is a brilliant storyteller who aptly encapsulates the point of view of a young and scared little boy. This story is reminiscent of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time in its elements of fantasy and science fiction. It was incredibly well written. That said, I gave it lower stars because it was not especially what I was looking for or expecting in the story.
I have to say that this was the best read since I started using Audible. Most books leave somethings unanswered but this book was not only edge of your seat but you walk away getting an swear and feeling satisfied. Not just satisfied but full! Great read! This was my first Neil Gaiman and based on this book I will definitely seek out his other works.
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.