I'm not sure if it was the tonation of the narration, the production quality, the content, or all three combined, but the audio had a quality that begged the listener to tune out. Try as I might, I couldn't keep my focus on the book. I gave up after listening for a couple of hours and realizing I still had no idea what was going on.
The Graveyard Book is a charming children's story about a boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts. The individual chapters were episodic, but elements from each tied into each other as well as the larger story arc. Parents beware, the story has some dark bits which might bother sensitive children. I recommend a preview of the first chapter before reading to younger kids.
The production quality was particularly noteworthy--Neil Gaiman's narration was excellent, and the audio featured sound effects and spooky musical interludes between chapters.
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