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Stardust Audiobook

Stardust

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Publisher's Summary

In the English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian era, life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall. Tristan Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester, but she is as distant as the star they see fall from the sky one evening. For the prize of Victoria's hand, Tristan vows to retrieve the star for his beloved. It is an oath that sends the lovelorn swain over the town's ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining.

Stardust is now a Paramount Pictures film starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, David Walliams, Ricky Gervais, and Peter O'Toole. It was directed by Matthew Vaughn and adapted for the screen by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman.

©1999 Neil Gaiman; (P)2006 Hodder and Stoughton Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Gaiman's silver-tongued narration vividly brings this production to life. Like the bards of old, Gaiman is equally proficient at telling tales as he is at writing them, and his pleasant British accent feels like a perfect match to the material." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • E. Robson
    Southampton, England
    12/12/14
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    "Brilliant Listen BUT"
    Any additional comments?

    I always enjoy Neil Gaiman and was happy to find one of his 'children's books for my daughter. Two sex scenes and the f word later and I think we can definitely say. While a fantastic fairy story it's not one for your eight your old to go to bed with. I have called Audible about their categorisation of this title.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Beccameriel
    London, United Kingdom
    12/8/14
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    "A proper fairy story"

    One of my favourite books, expertly read by one of my favourite authors. Stardust is one of my comfort blanket reads when I'm feeling a bit down. A proper old-fashioned fairy tale in that it deals with sex and death - if you've read the original Grimm's fairy tales then you will know that this is completely traditional and like all fairy tales it's actually about growing up and finding out who you really are. Unlike traditional fairy tales it's also funny and quirky and full of references to other stories. Also one small, entirely, justified bit of swearing if that sort of thing bothers you.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • J. Rowland
    UK
    8/18/08
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    "Stardust - a pleasure from beginning to end!"

    This is a complete pleasure! Neil Gaiman reads his own work beautifully, he has a particularly nice voice, and adds a nuance that is often lacking in audiobook narration. If you saw the film and liked it, then this fills in all the gaps. The ending is different to the film (and all the better for it). I even went out and bought a copy of the book!

    So now I want to get more Neil Gaiman stuff, and sadly Audible don't have that much. Requests please for Coraline and Neverwhere....

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Portia
    Lichfield, United Kingdom
    8/16/11
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    "Oh Neil, read my shopping list!"

    Neil Gaiman, reading his own work. Wonderful. I quickly fell in love with him as the narrator, I believe he could read my shopping list and it would take on subtle new tones of mystery, menace and magic. Such a pity more of his work isnt available, read by him.
    A lovely, light fairytale for grown ups and superior to the film. Thank you Mr Gaiman

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Julia
    DidcotUnited Kingdom
    11/26/09
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    "Stardust"

    Fabulous to hear the full story, in the author's own voice. My only complaint (as I listen as I fall asleep) is that there are one or two incongruous sound effects plus an interview at the end that is louder than the main story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    BrightonUnited Kingdom
    4/12/09
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    "Great book with a weak ending"

    This is the first Gaiman book I have listened to. I found the beginning as bit slow, but it quickly picked up pace and I found myself wanting to listen to it as often as I could. It seemed to come to an abrupt and unsatisfactory end though, as if the author was a bit fed up with it and just wanted to wrap everything up.
    The ending did not do justice to the rest of the book. It was worth listening to though. I am about to start listening to 'fragile things' so we'll see how I do with that!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Vikki
    1/2/15
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    "Stardust"

    Awesome! I'm really happy with this. Loved it just as much as the film! Yay!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    SheffieldUnited Kingdom
    2/1/09
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    "A complete delight"

    This is a joy. Atmospherically read by the author, it just flows along in a rich and delightful story, full of twists and turns and underpinned by glorious imagination. Way more enjoyable than the film. It guarantees peaceful journeys if played in a car...!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Carole
    BELFAST, United Kingdom
    5/14/08
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    "A perfect joy from beginning to end"

    You can't get better that an artist presenting his own work! Neil Gaiman's voice brings his characters to life delightfully without overshadowing the story. The interview with Neil at the end was an unexpected pleasure and gives another perspective to his work and the creation of the audio book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Richardson
    UK
    3/2/12
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    "Good Book BUT..."

    We have really enjoyed this book, we enjoyed the film and the book is better. My rather large reservation is that while we were listening as a family (it is under the children section) we had to stop it due to a couple of obvious sexual references which embarrassed our older daughter and caused unnecessary questions from our younger one. This would be more appropriate under a different section in the categories particularly with a film tie in which is appropriate for children.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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