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Stardust Audiobook

Stardust

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: How nice that Neil Gaiman writes fairytales for adults. And how lucky for us that he tells the story in his own cackling, drawling, hissing, and murmuring voices. My commute, exercise regimen, and 21st century urban existence vanished as I was drawn into Gaiman's story of quest, romance, murder, and adventure. This is not Mother Goose - this is a wondrous world of magic glass, witches, ogres, and unicorns that I didn't want to leave. ?Beth Anderson

Publisher's Summary

In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve the star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.

Fantasy fan? Don't miss more from Neil Gaiman.

©1999 Neil Gaiman; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Eminently readable, a charming piece of work." (Washington Post)
"An original and well-written fairy tale....This is a refreshingly creative story with appealing characters." (Library Journal)
"The resolution is satisfying and complex, proving that there is more to fairy tales than 'happily ever after'." (School Library Journal)

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    Ana 02-10-15
    Ana 02-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    It is beautifully written and funny too. A wonderful fairy tale. I'm going to check out his other books.

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    brutusmuktuk 02-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Whimsical but underwhelming"

    Great reading of the story. Gain an really brings it to life.

    The story itself is just ok. It's pretty predictable. Also there are too many characters to follow, and those like Primus I didn't care for all that much. I remember the ship captain being funnier in the movie.

    Overall whimsical and occasionally funny, but underwhelming.

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    Melanie Flynn Emmetsburg, Iowa USA 02-08-15
    Melanie Flynn Emmetsburg, Iowa USA 02-08-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Extraordinary Reading of a Lovely Tale"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the story of Stardust, having read it several times, but did not expect to be overwhelmed by the excellence of Mr. Gaiman's narration of his tale. I have been impressed by several narrators, and disappointed by a few, but never have I been so captivated by the voices, the rhythm, the delivery that I experienced with this audio book. I recommend it highly--it was a joy to listen to. I enjoy the story of Stardust as written as well as the movie adaptation. Mr. Gaiman's hand was at work in the movie's production as well. I thank him for giving of his talent to read his work to us.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stardust?

    The witch's cackle.


    Which character – as performed by Neil Gaiman – was your favorite?

    Tristran Thorne


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

    Yes, but it was good to spread it out--savour the tale.


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    Lisa 02-07-15
    Lisa 02-07-15
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    "Well Done"

    Very entertaining! Couldn't wait to get back to my earbuds and enter into Fairyland

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    patricia martin 02-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing"
    What was most disappointing about Neil Gaiman’s story?

    This complicated plot was hard to follow because the reader was so difficult to understand.


    What didn’t you like about Neil Gaiman’s performance?

    He mumbles. He reads too fast.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It might be much better in print.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the book; forget the audio version.

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    Rachel Orlando, Fl. United States 02-07-15
    Rachel Orlando, Fl. United States 02-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Quirky and Fun"
    What did you love best about Stardust?

    It was such a quirky and addictive story. Neil narrated perfectly - his voice is so easy to listen to.


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    Josie 02-04-15
    Josie 02-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!!"

    Love the story and love Neil Gaiman as a narrator! The story is so engaging and Gaiman is so entertaining to listen to! I can't wait to listen to him narrate more of his books!!

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    David A. Heckman 02-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic story"

    Loved this book and am starting to appreciate Neil Gaiman. This is a wonderful fairy tale and I highly recommend it.

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    Eugene Ngumi 01-30-15
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    "fantastic - a must listen"
    Would you listen to Stardust again? Why?

    Absolutely, a wonderful story, brilliantly narrated. It is the great fairy tale for adults


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was wonderfully woven together and funny.


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

    This was my first Gaiman performance and I loved it.


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    Dana 01-29-15
    Dana 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply magic!"

    A masterful story for adults or children and very well read by the pleasant voice of the writer himself! Loved it!

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