Fantasy fan? Don't miss more from Neil Gaiman.
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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)
This is one of the first audiobooks I've picked up, and having listened to it, I'm hooked.
I adore Gaimon's writings, and was looking for another way to enjoy those works. Having the author read Stardust to me brought out nuances I'd never noticed in the reading of it. Gaimon's voice was soothing and easy to listen to which is probably why I've listened to it about 5 times already.
This is one of those stories that you want to keep listening to, and alternatively, having listened to/read it before, you can just about pick up again from any point throughout the story. I've often put this on somewhere in the middle on a short car ride, just to listen to my favorite parts.
This was a wonderful experience, especially for someone new to the world of audiobooks, and I can't reccomend it enough!
Gaiman stories read by Gaiman should not be missed. I often choose audio books by the ability of the narrator and Gaiman is unparalleled in his ability to bring to life his type of story through the spoken word. His other books such as the Graveyard book, Coraline and Neverwhere are works that I have listened to over and over again.
And as for quality of the story of Stardust itself, while I put those other Gaiman books above Stardust, I was still quite delighted by this tale of the Faerie realm. No fan of Gaiman should pass this story by!
Also at the end there is a wonderful interview with Gaiman about his inspiration for this book, his other works and about how he learned he had an affinity and a love for doing narration.
I loved the description of the Faerie market.
As said, Neil Gaiman is an EXCELLENCE narrator. His voice rich and melodious. He knows his work and he knows exactly where to put the slight pauses to emphasize his unique wry humor and where to speed up to add excitement and heighten drama. He does voices that fit the characters that make each distinctive and convey their personality.
As other people said this book has a brief encounter of really "adult" content that should be kept in mind when young children read it.
This book is more of an adult fairy tale, which is part of what made it so enjoyable. It had all the wonder and magic of a children's tale alongside the themes often found in an adult's tale. I loved Tristan's voice narrated by the author, Neil Gaiman. The descriptions of the land beyond the wall were so vivid I could picture every moment and the narration was phenominal. I could listen to this audiobook again - definitely.
I have read Stardust in the past, but listening to it feels new and it's one of those stories that I know I will want to listen to again down the road.
Neil Gaiman gives an excellent performance. I don't know how to describe what it is exactly, but his inflection is always spot on and his voice is interesting and easy to listen too. His writing is quirky and he knows just how to read it.
A great book to have in your audio library, no regrets about buying this.
I would listen to Stardust again. It is a wonderful story and Neil Gaiman does a wonderful job reading it. Since he is the author he has a wonderful insight into how the story should flow. It was engaging and wonderful to listen to.
I enjoyed the entire book but I actually also really enjoyed listening to the question and answer session with Neil Gaiman at the end of the reading. I would highly recommend listening to as it gave an added value of what you already listened to.
This is the first time I have listened to any of Neil Gaiman's books, but I have read several and I look forward to listening to some of his other books, such as Neverwhere.
I listened to the book as I drove a 13 hour road trip on my own. It was wonderfully entertaining and it made the long drove a pleasant one.
The writing is amazing.
Since Niel wrote this book he was able to bring it to life in a way nobody else could.
Sex scenes were wierd and aukward so glad there was only one.
I never read the print version, but I love this book. It was actually the first audiobook I ever listened to (checked out from the library) and I was hooked. Gaiman's narration is perfect and this is a great introductory audiobook for anyone who is just starting out.
Yes! I love them all. He is a wonderful narrator and really makes it his business create the best audiobook possible, the best listening experience possible. His dedication to this type of reading/listening experience is inspiring. This book is a fantastic first listen.
forest, journey, star
When the boy realized he had been captured in the cabin with the evil woman.
The boy growing closer to the star.
No. It took several sittings.
Preferred Anansi Boys, but still like this one. Gaiman's prose is a pleasure, as are his characters. His protagonists are often people who don't see themselves and who aren't generally regarded as extraordinary, but turn out to be so. This book is no exception in that regard.
The story itself was a very good one, add to that Neil Gaiman doing the narration and we have a winner
Neverwhere, Coraline and the 10th anniversary edition of American Gods....all are excellent and his narration just makes the story that much better
I did listen to it in one sitting or drive....actually took the
This has a bit of everything, fantasy, action, adventure, romance and a wonderful storyteller doing the narration, you can't go wrong giving this one a listen.
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