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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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    "A wonderful Faerie tale."

    Gaiman, per usual, is a brilliantly descriptive and evoking story writer and here he is a charming and thoughtfully paced storyteller.

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    Jedifan 02-17-15
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    "Neil Gaiman is always sure to please!"

    I love when an author performs his own story. Neil Gaiman does a wonderful job with his incredibly fun adult fairy tale!

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    Valerie USA 02-16-15
    Valerie USA 02-16-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Love Gaiman read by Gaiman"

    Stardust is a fairy tail for adults. It is brilliant: entertaining, surprising, humorous, fanciful and true. Don't miss this star!

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    Amazon Customer my Fire Swamp vacation property 02-14-15
    Amazon Customer my Fire Swamp vacation property 02-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Magic"

    This is a beautiful fairy tale by Neil Gaiman. Yes, it's a little racy in the beginning, but coming of age isn't always a chaste subject. And neither is understanding the difference between what you think you want and what you actually need. Gaiman explores these themes beautifully through a tale of high adventure and romance infused with plenty of magic.

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    debsbully Farr West, UT, US 02-13-15
    debsbully Farr West, UT, US 02-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Beautiful adult fairytale"

    Read by the author and done beautifully. I enjoyed being read a story by the storyteller himself.
    The story it's self is fun and worth a listen.

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    Tina Tabachnick 02-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Creative and entertaining"

    Great book. Creative ideas and well written. Neil Gaiman does a good job of choosing his words and a good job of reading his book. I quite enjoyed it.

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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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