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  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5238)
    Performance
    (4829)
    Story
    (4834)

    A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

    Cynthia says: "Shadows Dissolved in Vinegar"
    "Gaiman needed more time... to develope this tale.."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It is a horrific vision with a 7 year old getting the worst of the situation...


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The premise of trans-dimensional beings was good but why did things turn out the way they did when they have such wisdom and insight?


    Have you listened to any of Neil Gaiman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Gaiman does a great job narrating his tale. The story fell a little short. Wonderful author just didn't hit the mark.


    Do you think The Ocean at the End of the Lane needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Only if it reveals the underlying study of the Hempstock family existence


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