It was a wonderful children's story but with enough adult content not suited to be a child's book. And definitely not interesting or exiting enough to be an adult novel and the ending left me wishing for more because it was so fringed and sad.
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This was absolutely not what I expected... to be honest, I am not quite sure what I was expecting, but I can tell you it was NOT THIS!
It was like a quirky, trippy, strange dream; almost a nightmare! A strange fantastical adventure through the imagination of a 7 year old that keeps you guessing and is far from predictable!
I think this was the most surprising book I’ve read all year!
I love listening to Neil Gaiman read Neil Gaiman books, and this is no exception. I liked it during, but can't really say it's a favorite now. Worth a listen for a few good bits of creepiness, and a pretty story.
Magical. Poignant. Ephemeral.
I can't really compare this book to any other. If you love Neil Gaiman, you'll love this book.
He needs to read every book he writes, plus a few more. His voice is clear, yet soothing. Performs voices very well. His humor shines through. Wonderful.
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I always like to give a book a good solid chance.
It was not connected to its characters.
The performance was fine.
no. It was not enough of a story.
Listen to all kinds, but mostly enjoy witty light-hearted entertaining reads. Stay away from romance novels & books with heavy violence.
It was worth listening to, but not anything that I would ever feel compelled to listen to again. Glad that I got it on sale versus using one of my credits. It was only 3 stars for me - I reserve 4 stars for great books and 5 stars for those books that I could listen to again and again. It was an interesting book that kept my attention throughout the entire book with good writing and great narration, but at the end of the book I thought to myself "That is it?"
The enchanted forest/fairy theme, along with some of the other types of supernatural themes in this particular book just aren't my style.
Well read, interesting voices.
I didn't finish it.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
This book is clearly well loved by others, as evidenced by its four star rating and the written comments. For me, this book missed the mark. It wound in circles and never went anywhere. When I read that this was meant to be a short story and then got longer, it made sense to me, as much could have been edited out to create a simpler, more cohesive tale. Or, if you consider the comments of other reviewers, I must not have had much of a childhood if this book didn't speak to me.
Absolutely. Neil Gaiman is a wealth of literary excellence. This title in particular reminds the reader what it was like to be a child. How to imagine again.
While reading this book you can feel the authors emotions and experiences bleeding through.
Neil Gaiman, reading his own work, truly works. The story read aloud allows for him to give the listener the same experience and imagery the author had while writing the novel.
Lettie Hempstock seems like a shining beacon of hope for everyone. She reminded me of what it was to be a child, and to remember the adventures I had gone on with my own friends.
I totally recommend this book, Neil is an amazing narrator, such a pleasure to listen to his book narrated by himself!
The book is a fairy tail for everybody, very deep and insightful.