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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)
It's wonderful to listen to Neil Gaiman read this story. He has a great voice for fairy tales which makes it amazing to listen to. Highly recommend
Brilliant to hear a uniquely strange and rather wonderful story read by the uniquely rather wonderful author.
The interview at the end was also a pleasure.
Although it's best not to listen in bed when you are really tired. It took three or four tries to listen and not wake up in the middle of the night with headphone pain and realize I'd fallen asleep once more. I wish the ability to detect sleep breathing and stop playing would be invented.
While the storyline varied from the movie, rather the movie varied from the storyline, I was happy to hear Gaimans tale in the pure form. As an avid fan, I would have preferred to see more of this story as it was written come to life.
Author readings aren't always the good ideas they might seem, but Neil Gaiman's velvety voice is a perfect match for this lovely (and occasionally surprising) little fairy tale. Suspend your disbelief for a few hours and relax into the meticulously envisioned village of Wall...and the faerie world that lies beyond. The regular world always seems a little more magical after I've listened to a Gaiman tale. Stardust has made me ever more the steadfast fan. Bravo!
This is one of the few books I've encountered to leave me with a feeling of deep regret as soon as I'd finished it. It's a weird sort of regret, at having been cheated by...well, the universe I suppose. Even while reading it, I just knew I'd missed out on something amazing by reading it at exact the wrong time in my life. Had I been just a little younger, or older, or even maybe had listened in better lighting or between different books or meals, I would have then been able to appreciate it the way I can now see it deserves. That's life though, I guess.
COO, Six Seconds EQ Network
Loved reading it then years later seeing the movie... But this is truly a delight. Turns out Gaiman is a fab narrator as well as game changing author.
Eclectic reader but mostly read anything seafaring, Tolkien and American history, even Pride and Prejudice and romance stories.
Sorry, but I didn't really care for the author reading his story. To me, he didn't bring enough flavor to the characters but did a pretty good job otherwise. His narration just fell flat.
Print or the audio book, the ending definitely. I wish the movie kept more of the book's flavor instead of radically changing it up.
I never get tired of this story. So much imagine, heartwarming characters, and superb narration by the author himself. I only wish there were more stories like this and more storytellers like Mr. Gaiman.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
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.
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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