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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)
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Even tho' I've read some of his other work, and in this case had seen the movie, I was positively surprised by the creative nature of this work. Gaiman is a fabulous narrator and hearing it in his voice brought the book to life in powerful ways.
My commute is long and the audiobooks are longer. Brevity is not my strong suit. @alyssahoman
Neil Gaiman's performance is wonderful and his humor is on point.
The descriptions of all of the places are so beautiful and easy to picture. I love when the young man sneaks into the marketin the beginning of the novel.
I've listened to several and he is always fantastic.
I listened to it in two sittings during a very long, multi-state drive when I was going to visit my dad. He heard part of it in the car and immediately loved it. I think he might be an even bigger Gaiman fan than me now.
This book was a great gateway into the rest of Neil Gaiman's work.
Because grownups still love a great fairy tale. Because Neil Gaiman understands this so well the he wrote the perfect fairy tale. And because sometimes falling stars are more than just lumps of lifeless rock.
this is a very good adult themed fantasy story.I love the movie very much so i purchased the book when i saw it on Audible,this is one of the rare moments that the movie was better then the book.The book is isnt bad,in fact it is a very good listen,or read.But Clare Danes as the Star,and Michelle Pfeiffer as the queen witch added to the story.i guess the screen writer Jane Goldman is the best in the business.
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.
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