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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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    Ben 12-18-16
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    "fantastic for all"

    narrator was amazing, authors always hit the mark.
    story was creative, enchanting, addictive and thrilling. I'm jumping back in

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    Yvonne Lee 09-01-16
    Yvonne Lee 09-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "not my thing"

    Bought this based on recommendation by Tim Ferriss. Too much like a kids book. it was well read out and performed I think it just wasn't what I had hoped for. More something I would have enjoyed when I was 10 years old. especially after Tim raves about it.

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    R. 07-28-16
    R. 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful and mysterious!"

    The story takes the reader on a wondrous little journey and is written well enough to keep you glued. However, it's very Neil gaimanesque in nature and that might put some readers off.

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    Aysha Suhail 11-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "i love this book to death !!"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    number 1 !!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Silac, read the book and you'll know ;)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    it will be forever be my number 1 book !! i'll never get tired of reading it over and over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Poppy 09-27-15
    Poppy 09-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful book, beautifully written and beautifully read."

    A beautiful and absolutely captivating book, made all the more enjoyable by the performance by Neil Gaiman. There is something truly wonderful about hearing the words from the author himself, it brings another level to the story as you are able to hear it just as it was intended to be when it was written.
    I will miss Bod and the inhabitants of the Graveyard enormously, and have no doubt I'll be relistening to or rereading this book at some point.

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    Jonathan Michael Copeland 07-30-15
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    "Just lovely:)"

    A lovely heart warming tale of adventure in the most peculiar of manners. Listen to their own next the fire with some tea.

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    antony 06-05-15
    antony 06-05-15
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    "Awesome story masterfully presented"

    Neil Gaiman at his best I loved listening to this tale. And again in the second listening with my daughter (7) when on the road in the car. Neil has great characterizations for his characters and being the author shows in the intimate way the tale unfolds.

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    Tanyush 08-17-14
    Tanyush 08-17-14

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    "Beautiful story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely recommended! The story is beautiful, this is truly one of the best books by Neil Gaiman. And he is an amazing narrator..


    What about Neil Gaiman’s performance did you like?

    Absolutely the best!


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    Lawrence Dembo Western Austrlia 03-18-14
    Lawrence Dembo Western Austrlia 03-18-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun for the whole family"
    If you could sum up The Graveyard Book in three words, what would they be?

    Moving, Haunting, funny


    What did you like best about this story?

    Narrated magnificently by the author who you feel truly lives in his characters. Its a book with all the elements - mystery, humour, fun. Its about growing up and friends and loyalty.


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

    No, but now am searching for everything he has written and narrated


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Wanted dead or alive....or is that alive or dead?


    Any additional comments?

    please please do yourself a favour and listen to this book. we listened with our 10 and 12 year old and we all LOVED it.

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    lynn ADELAIDE, Australia 09-01-13
    lynn ADELAIDE, Australia 09-01-13 Member Since 2015

    Hi I am a geologist that now lives in South Australia I work in remote locations and find audiobooks essential for my sanity.

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    "Fabulous story and narration"

    I simply did not want this audiobook to end as it was pure inventive pleasure. The story is in turn funny, compassionate, scary and moral tale. There are so many threads in this story that I am sure another author might turn it to a six volume airport series, however Neil Gaiman is an excellent wordsmith and paints pictures that do not require HBO specials. Of course the added plus is that the author reads his own work and thereby adds colour to such a well written tale. Do yourself a favour and listen

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  • Julie
    Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    7/6/10
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    "Great adult/young adult book"

    Loved the story, quite dark for a childrens book. My critism is I don't like music on the audio books. Sometimes the narrators voice grated on me. But glad I bought this one.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • A. Austin
    Hants, UK
    7/20/11
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    "Fantastic!"

    This is a wonderful story, and very well narrated by Neil Gaiman himself. It seems advantageous that the author is reading it, as he knows exactly how all the characters and names ought to sound, and he understands his own phrasings. Bod's adventures while growing up in a graveyard are both imaginative and exciting. I would thoroughly recommend this audiobook

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cornish Jan
    England
    7/24/09
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    "Wonderful imagination,"

    This is marketed as a Young Adult book but it is also a wonderful adult fantasy that had me lying awake hours past my usual sleep time to hear the ending. It is read by Gaiman himself, really well,and it means that you know that the interpretation of the characters is correct (something you cannot always be sure of). A terrific listen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • M de Bethlen
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    10/4/16
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    "Not up to the hype"

    I've heard a lot of excellent things about this book over the years but really it did not impress me as an audiobook. I found the mandolin interludes annoying, and the Author's performance boring. To my mind he hardly differentiated the voices at all and did not do his book any favours. The story was quite good, entertaining for children (which it is intended for), but I found myself quite astonished that podcaster Tim Ferris praises it to the skies and recommends it for his adult audience. I didn't find anything "meaty" enough to capture that much attention from an adult.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christina
    8/14/16
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    "Easy listen"

    I thought this was a good book and I enjoyed it, it was very easy listening too, I just wish they didn't have music at the beginning of each chapter as I found it was too loud to hear the story. Other than that a great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    East Sussex, UK
    5/7/16
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    "Great story. Awful music"

    Enjoyed the story. loved the narration. hated the music. why is it there? so irritating!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Deborah A. Dalby
    Cheshire, England
    12/17/15
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    "What a treat!"

    Such a lovely story for dark winter nights - great for adults and children alike.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Tierney
    7/20/15
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    "Excellent storyline"

    Great storyline easy pace really enjoyed it sets nicely another hopefully !!! New adventures to come many possibilities

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PHILLIP
    SKELMERSDALE, United Kingdom
    1/24/13
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    "I couldn't Finish it"

    Although a very imaginative book I couldn't finish it. Maybe would have enjoyed it if I was 12/13. To me this would be a far better film than it is a book and I do believe that Disney have bought the rights to it, I will look forward to watching in a few years time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
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    2/9/17
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    "loved it"

    I loved every second of this audio book.
    the story is gripping and Neil Gaiman is a fantastic author and narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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