There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family.
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times best-selling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
Music arrangement of "Danse Macabre" copyright 2008 by Béla Fleck and Ben Sollee, Fleck Music (BMI), admin. by Bug Music.
©2008 Neil Gaiman; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
Wonderful, engaging story
The timing and cadence of his characters
not your usual coming of age story
We all enjoyed this story - from parents to teenager to 8 year-old
This is my favorite audiobook so far.
It is hard to pick my favorite character, there are so many! Bod, of course, and Miss LePescu, Silas too.
I think the scene of the Danse Macabre, with the townfolk all dancing with their cemetery neighbors was wonderful.
I had already read the book, so I knew what was coming. I really enjoyed the performance, and would have liked to hear it all in one sitting, but that would have been impossible.
A great audiobook, it held my interest from beginning to end. I highly recommend it to everyone. Not too scary for young ones, and very entertaining to me as an adult.
I Gaiman is such a fabulous writer. This book did not disappoint. I highly recommend it for story and narration.
I have not read the print version, but the author's reading of the book was perfect!!
Neil Gaiman writes unique books; I have never read another quite like The Graveyard Book.
Bod, with Silas a close second
The ending, but I don't want to spoil that by too much description
One-of-a-kind story, enhanced by a wonderful reading by the author
Read. Listen. Live.
This is a GREAT book. Although the beginning is a bit scary for younger kids, the story is captivating, well-written and makes you wish it would never end... thank you Neil Gaiman for the hours of enjoyment I spent with my son, listening to your imagination run wild in perfectly crafted prose.
Good vocabulary. Good life lessons. Just creepy enough to keep them interested but not cause nightmares!!
Not bad. Not great.
I wonder *why* someone wouldn't want their kids to read/listen to this book? My kiddo would have loved it when she was younger (she's in University now). Perhaps they're afraid of something a bit more "pagan"...shame. That's the only reason for objection I can think of.
Neil Gaiman is a great narrator, flawless. His writing is spot on. The book just wasn't exactly what I wanted, but I'd recommend it in a heartbeat. The book has a great spooky vibe and creatures you'll recognize, but aren't announced in bold letters -- which is nice!
It's short, sweet and to the point.
This was the first book that I tried from Audible and loved it.
I have been a big fan of Neil Gaiman for some time and loved this story
No but definitely close. It is hard to beat just reading a book but this one is really fun to listen to.
It is a fun twist on the Jungle Book story, but has enough of its own story that you aren't overwhelmed by trying to compare the to stories. Also I really like the funny twist on feeling like a book for a younger audience but having darker maybe even a little morbid content more for adults.
Silas and Miss Lupescu are my two favorite characters of this book and I was pleased to hear them read very well.
No. I liked it a lot but am very busy and am a person with many interests so I never really read or listen in one sitting. That is why I love books and audio books, you can put them down and just pick it up later.
Great Book! and a great audio book to fit the amazing story. I feel that most author/readers, do one or the other well and this is one that both are done successfully.
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