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The Graveyard Book Audiobook

The Graveyard Book

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Publisher's Summary

Here's a fantastic ghost adventure story, laced with menace and humour.

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard?

Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

©2008 Neil Gaiman; (P)2008 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

What the Critics Say

"Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death." (Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles)

What Members Say

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    Morten Copenhagen NV, Denmark 07-24-11
    Morten Copenhagen NV, Denmark 07-24-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Compelling story great narration"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this on vacation with my girlfriend. The story is great and it really comes to life with narration of Neil Gaiman, I recommend this to anyone.

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    pagarama 07-20-11
    pagarama 07-20-11

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    "AWESOME!"

    If you're only going to read or buy a book from audible, let this be it! What a great story! What compelling narration! Thank you Neil Gaiman! This is not just a book for kids. I bought this book because it sounded so interesting! And so it was! More than interesting, it was engaging and addictive listening. The characters came to life for me listening to this book! So buy it for you, THEN buy it for your kids! :-)

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    Cherie 04-25-11
    Cherie 04-25-11
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    "Great Tale"

    I enjoyed this a lot. It wasn't until I was half way through that I realised it is a story for youths, but it is still a rollicking tale and well read.

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    Anne-Grethe Bording, Denmark 03-01-11
    Anne-Grethe Bording, Denmark 03-01-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Quaint, sweet and naive"

    I was very taken with the story of this wonderful book, which can be read and heard by anyone - teenager or grown-up alike. The entire book is very sweet and almost naive, but at the same time, there are both scary characters and children as heroes. The main character, Nobody Owens, is very innocent but at the same time strong and open to all the things. I highly recommend this book - I heard it in one fell swoop and could not bear to press pause. The author is very talented, painting pictures with every word!

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    Idit Mevaseret Zion, Israel 02-20-11
    Idit Mevaseret Zion, Israel 02-20-11
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    "A 5 star book for youth."

    The characters don’t change during the book but the solution mystery is nice.
    Very well read, maybe it contributed to the reason I finished it.

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    Rupert Morrish Bloomington, MN USA 11-14-10
    Rupert Morrish Bloomington, MN USA 11-14-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Simply fantastic"

    A delightful book, and a wonderful performance by the author. I really cannot recommend it enough.

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    Monika 10-04-10
    Monika 10-04-10
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    "Highly entertaining quirky story"

    A fantastic story with lovely detailed characters, full of surprises. That Neil Gaiman himself narrates the story is definitely a bonus. Loved it and could not stop listening till the end

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    M. Solis Yucatan, MX 09-20-10
    M. Solis Yucatan, MX 09-20-10 Member Since 2007

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    "Excellent!"

    Very enjoyable, excellent characters and good messages for young readers and older too. The narrator was also very good.

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    Lyndsay Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles 09-06-10
    Lyndsay Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles 09-06-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Odd premise but good"

    This was my first adult audio book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also really liked the narrator, what a surprise that it was the author himself. There are few authors that could pull that off. I hope he narrates other author's books and more of his own. The story was interesting, flowed well and kept me listening.

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    Yashica 07-29-10
    Yashica 07-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "More...more"

    I just wish the story would go on .... thoroughly enjoyed the narrator and story line. Definitely made for teenagers, but I enjoyed it nonetheless

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  • David H
    9/4/16
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    "Lush"

    LOVED it. Listened until 2am last night, usually I'm asleep by midnight! Finished the book first thing this morning. So good :)

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  • DeaNHtiD99
    9/1/16
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    "Amazing! Loved it!"

    Listened to this after it was recommended by Tim Ferriss. I listened to it every day in the car to and from work. Really great story, normally I prefer non fiction but I can't recommend this enough.

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  • mr
    Dunstable, United Kingdom
    8/30/16
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    "The best of Neil Gaiman"
    Would you listen to The Graveyard Book again? Why?

    I love this book so much, I regularly listen to this with my kids.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is bitter sweet and beautiful all at the same time


    What about Neil Gaiman’s performance did you like?

    He's my favorite narrator of their own stories. Sometimes the authors narrating their own stories can be really dry and off putting. However Neil is perfect, characterisations, inflections and his own little humour is narrated perfectly


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The end is so sad and beautiful, it chokes me up everytime


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  • Trotpot
    8/30/16
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    "Captivating and witty"

    A joy to listen too - well drawn characters and wonderful narration - drawn into the world of the graveyard and the characters- wonderful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. Robson
    Shipley, West Yorkshire, UK
    8/29/16
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    "Pure enjoyment"

    Great story, well narrated. I applaud the author for not only writing the novel but for his superb narration.

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  • Aniqa
    United Kingdom
    8/29/16
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    "the greatest book ever"

    I enjoyed the voices Neil gaimen gave to the characters interesting and very mysterious.loved it

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  • Mr
    8/26/16
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    "brilliant and captivating,"

    could not stop listening to this. keeps you on tenterhooks all the way through.

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  • Mumof2
    Leeds
    8/24/16
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    "Great little ghost story"

    I'm a teacher and our school was lucky enough to receive some free copies of this book through the Book Trust last year. I finally got round to reading it and was really impressed.

    If you don't appreciate scary books, don't be put off by the first chapter - the remainder of the book is sometimes action-packed, sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, but never as terrifying. A well-written book which probably resembles 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' more closely than anything else. If recommended it for readers from 10 to adult. A thoroughly enjoyable read!

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  • Jacob and Jessica
    Lincoln
    8/22/16
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    "Fantastic"

    An incredible book well read. I am so sad it is over. I know I will listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Cole
    UK
    8/17/16
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    "Beautiful story, told wonderfully by the author."

    A great tale, told with a soft voice. Nobody Owens lives an unusual life amongst the dead. With the threat of his own death hanging over his head he must find his way in life, and find a way to live longer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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