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"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)
Is there a review for such a tale? You just dive in and the whole world is there for you to learn about. All of the story threads were fantastic and it fit together so well. It read like a fairytale, but had the elements of an adult story that made it all the more enjoyable after a beat. i have to admit, I didn't know it was intended as a "fairytale for adults", so the first sex scene caught me a bit off guard. But, I didn't mind it as the story got on. I did enjoy the prose in which he wrote. It gave the story it's magic, drawing you in.
The only issue i had - and it kind of was a big one - was the major love story. For me it just never really developed enough for it to be believable for me. But, I liked it in the end.
Neil Gaiman doing the narration definitely made this audiobook stellar. So good.
I'm a huge Neil Gaiman fan and the film adaptation of this book is one of my favorite movies, so this audiobook was a no-brainer for me. Gaiman always does a fantastic job narrating his own work. After listening to this book and Neverwhere, I've added the rest of his works to my wish list. I suggest this book to anyone who loves to get lost in a Fairytale.
This was my first Neil Gaiman book and I know it will not be the last! Even though this story is a fantasy it seems so believable that you feel it is completely natural for a young man to go over the fence into a magical realm to search for a falling star.
I loved it, It gave me the same feeling that the Princess Bride always did and still does.
I like fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and magic-realism.
Jeez, this guy can write a good story!!! And he really is a talented narrator as well. Neil Gaiman is definitely my new favorite author, and I listened to all of his books that I've found here on Audible....at least the ones that he narrates.
Its the perfect rainy day book.
I like to hear the voices that Neil Gaiman dreamed up for characters.
Not for kids... Learn from my mistakes.
Neil Gaiman sure knows how to tell a story! His worlds are always fantastic, and this one is no different.
The thing I liked least--I had no idea this was a fairy tale for adults. I was so confused when there were a couple of sex scenes. The scenes were vital to the story, but if the story is for adults, make it clear that it's for adults. As it stands, this is a children's story with a couple of sex scenes and very very light cursing.
All of the characters are so wonderful. Some of them where a little under developed. This book could have easily been another 5 chapters longer.
Neil Gaiman has the best voice ever! He is energetic--but not over the top. I could listen to him read barcodes.
No. No follow-up book necessary. It ties up rather neatly at the end.
Say something about yourself!
Unfortunately, I would prefer a different narrator. Gaiman is an amazing writer and he has a good voice, but strangely I did not care for his narration. Sad :(
Neil Gaiman's writing is of such high caliber, that for me, he is a class unto himself. His worlds are wildly creative, unpredictable, yet always anchored in honest emotion. I go back to Stardust time and again as a bedtime story. He narrates this one himself and he is SUPERB here!
didnt read it
Liked the storyline
He is the best
Both I really liked the humor
This was my second book by this author liked both very much
The story had a really creative flow and kept me interested. I enjoyed Neil's Narration style and character voices. I read this on a drive down to LA and it was just perfect for my trip. Easy to follow as an Audio Book too. Sometimes when I listen to books I get lost if there are too many characters with similar names but this one was great.
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