This is not one of those grand stories like Dune or The Lord of the Rings. This is the kind of story that has keeps you curious the whole way through about where the story is going. It also reminds me of a question Stephen King has asked about whether or not the telling of the story is enough or whether it really has to be about something or have an answer at the end. This is a book in which the telling of the story is enough. It is a fairy tale. It is about life. Full of wonder and imagination. Well developed characters that you bond with.
I picked this book because I wanted something shorter to read between heavy books. It was perfect. A balance of light and heavy without a load of sequels.
This was my first Neil Gaiman and I get why he is a phenomenon. He is also an excellent narrator. My opinion is that a book should be narrated by the author or a single, very talented, professional narrator. Mr. Gaiman's narration is a wonderful example in support of my argument.
I listened, relaxed and allowed my mind to venture to the ocean at the end of the lane right alongside Mr. Gaiman! He has the perfect voice to read this book, it's only natural!!
Fantasy meets reality and makes you want more!
I thought Neil Gaiman narrating his own book was outstanding........my most memorable moments are the lessons Lettie taught the nameless boy
When Lettie brought the ocean to the nameless boy in the bucket
The past can never truly be forgotten
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.
I'm sick of all the "Born a Crime" and "Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo" audio book ads!!!
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.