I am a writer who loves reading.
If you love gorgeous descriptions of English countryside and mouthwatering depictions of farm food, this book is for you. The action/adventure aspects of this story felt like they were overpowered by the gorgeous descriptions and the excellent characterization of the main character and his companion. It has only a small portion of the darkness contained by Gaiman's earlier works, along with the childish optimism encapsulated by The Graveyard Book. I really enjoyed this combination - I couldn't stop listening.
Not only was the story wonderful, Gaiman's mellifluous voice is the perfect accompaniment to this very British story. All in all, it was a great experience.
I really enjoyed the infantile struggle between the antagonist and protagonist.
Ursula Munkton because she was evil, but sounded hot.
This is such a dreamy yet odd story. It is a strange reality and I would often wonder if it was a child imagination or an altered reality. The very best part of this book is listening to Gaiman voice reading. Wow! It is such a great part of the story. I liked this and it was definitely worth the purchase.I feel Gaiman's books have parts that I really want to contemplate. I would find myself pulled into his descriptions and thinking about them for awhile. I will listen to this book again. As for a recommend, I would buy this one. It is worth the story.
From A to Z, this book was strange. You want to make sense of it all, and that's what keeps you going to the end. The whole experience is like a complex, vivid and pleasant dream, after which you wake up and have a good feeling.
I like fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and magic-realism.
Oh geez, I just love Neil Gaiman's books. And, though I've said it many times before, he is such a great narrator!
This book is a perfect blend of fantasy from a child's point of view, told by a sort of morose, introspective adult. The dark elements of the story are tempered by a lighthearted innocence that just wrenched my heart a little bit.
Definitely enjoyed this one.
eccentric, imaginative and perplexing. i loved the book! it did leave me with many questions unanswered. i understand that its all about embracing imagination but i still would have loved to go more into the lives and histories of the characters.
the inventiveness of the hempstock family.
i loved old mrs hempstock.
i loved it! being a fairly short book ill recommend it to anyone looking to escape the mundane.
This story has an interesting mix of magic and fantasy, but is really about friendship. The author narrates and does a superb job. It gets off to a slightly slow start, but within the first hour I was entranced and listened to it all the way through in about 2 days. If you are mildly intrigued by the publishers description and not quite sure .... go for it. This book is a real pleasure and ends in a very satisfying way
I love everything Neil Gaiman has written (at least the adult books plus The Graveyard Book - haven't tried the younger stuff yet, but I will) and it's infinitely wonderful to hear him read them himself. I think he's one of those authors that, once you know him you will buy and read (listen to - whatever) everything of his that you can - his imagination is so much broader than mine, soooo good...
This book has just enough fantasy. That blending of the real world and a world just beyond ours. It sucks you in, right away and you care about Gaiman's stand-in through a series of unfortunate events.
The girls at the end of the lane are full of mysteries, and you will wait for them to reenter the story every time they leave it.
Neil's voices bring the characters to life.
Old Mrs. Hempstock has some stories to tell, but of course she wouldn't actually tell them
i simply couldnt put it down!... i usually listen while driving, but the story was so facinating that i took to work, and passed the whole day listening to it!... i red Coraline before a few years ago, and althought i find a few similarities with this book its a wonderful adventure, kinda cried with the first chapters and was literaly on the edge of my seat with the rest!...
i had to listen to it again just to see what i was missing the first time... Neil Gaiman narration is amazing, a true and modern story teller!.. i will defenetly buy this as a gift!
no, first time and i love it! couldnt stop tweeting about it!
yes.. but wont tell!.. you need to listen to it!