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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)
Absolutely, a wonderful story, brilliantly narrated. It is the great fairy tale for adults
The story was wonderfully woven together and funny.
This was my first Gaiman performance and I loved it.
While I loved the movie, this was just awesome to listen to! I feel like since it's different enough that they're like companion pieces so if you liked one, POUNCE on the other
I loved the differences between it and the movie version. I saw that first and wanted to know more about the witches so I loved discovering all the extra details and twists that weren't in the movie.
Loved the little mousey dude with the "mushramps"
I have never read the print version. However, I believe anything that Neil Gaiman writes, and then narrates himself, is magical. It's a very intimate experience, hearing the author read to you in the way that he hears it while he's reading it.
I want more of the little hairy man. He was surprising and funny, and I kept waiting for him to pop up again!
An incredible performance, that makes the listener focus on every event and detail that is held within the novel.
The begging surprised me. I was drawn in immediately, and barring everyday living, I would have listened to the book in one sitting.
It is perfection. Not sure I can think of anything that equals it.
His lovely, velvety voice and expression. He gives each character their own voice, and his annunciation is highly polished.
More than one. The quotable quotes, the moments between the star and Tristam Thorn, the description of the unicorn and the star. It is fabulous.
I dearly love this book and recommend it to my friends as one of the best books I've ever read and audiobook...even better.
Pure Pleasure from beginning to end the narrator was tremendous and the story is truly enchanting and gripping.
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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.
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