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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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    Dean 02-20-15
    Dean 02-20-15 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "A modern fairy tale"

    A wonderful fairy tale until the authors interview I thought was written in the 1990's. I was very impressed with the authors story telling style way was reminded of Chaucer or T White. Great story classic fairy tale style, and enough plot for an adult.

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    Brent R. Baker 02-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love all of his stuff.. such a storyteller!"

    I've been a fan of Neils' writing since my 1st encounter. I love that he reads his own books on Audible. American God's & Anasi Brothers both used different performers for effect & is beautifully done. I've not been disappointed with any of his books. This book, for those thinking of buying, is probably 70% different than the movie!

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    Em Jacobs 02-19-15
    Em Jacobs 02-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "completely wonderful"

    I feel legitimately angry simply because the world created is amazingly rich, the writing is incredibly well done, and now I've finished listening to the audio book. i simply didn't want it to be over because it was so darn good.

    also, you want this version of the audio book. perk of having the author narrate is hearing his interpretation of the rhythm of the dialog. trust me, it's phenomenal (annoyingly so).

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    Alisha Garner Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 02-19-15
    Alisha Garner Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 02-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Cute adult fairy tale"
    If you could sum up Stardust in three words, what would they be?

    Fun
    Different
    Enjoyable


    What did you like best about this story?

    The change from the normal fairy tale prince and princesses


    What about Neil Gaiman’s performance did you like?

    Being the author I fell Neil Gaiman understands the characters better than many readers and brings them to life making it feel as though you are watching a play rather than listening to a book.


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

    Laughed out loud a lot. I love the quirky characters and the way the story plays out. Especially love the ending.


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    rachel kohls-lunt 02-17-15
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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
    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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