I have never read anything by this author and bought this on a whim. I normally don't like when authors read their own work however I loved this one and loved the narration. highly recommend.
Neil was a fabulous narrator. I loved the Graveyard and this has the same feel, a creepy premise. In fact, now I want to listen to the Graveyard again.
I would, because Neil Gaiman's narration was so intriguing to listen to, compounded with a great story. I absolutely loved this book!
I enjoyed the fairy tale-esqueness of it.
He has a fantastic voice, a lovely accent, and as the writer, no one knows the characters better for performance purposes.
Some things are not as they seem.
I dare you NOT to love this!
The point-of-view character is, for most of the book, 7 years old. So there's a bit of childish whimsy that makes this book more fun than American Gods and other things Gaiman wrote. He's a fairly good reader, too. I liked this book, a lot more than other works of his.
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This story ranks right up there with the worst of them. It just did not make any sense at all and was completely unbelievable. It was, however, well narrated by the author, who I could tell thought he was reading something very profound and creative. But in reality the story was just ridiculous.
What a wonderful book. Such an engaging, fantastical story of a remembered childhood. One of the best books I've read in a long time. Very short in comparison to most novels, but really a beautiful escape. If you were an imaginative child (and especially if you still are, no matter your age — after all, as the author says, there really are no adults), this book is for you.
Read expertly by the author. I normally don't think authors should read their own books because they often don't have the voice or verbal storytelling skills to go with their writing skills. Neil Gaiman has them in spades. He's a very engaging reader with a wonderful voice. He really draws you in.
This is a charming tale told by a 7 year old, a perfect age for suspending judgement & disbelief. Neil Gaiman's reading was spot on. I found myself assuming it was partially autobiographical.
This is a wonderful story. I loved it. I loved listening to the author read it, as well. It was great to hear the owed a spoken in his voice, the way he meant it to be read. It was like having a bedtime story told to me.