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The Graveyard Book Audiobook
The Graveyard Book
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Neil Gaiman
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The Graveyard Book Audiobook

The Graveyard Book

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Publisher's Summary

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

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

What the Critics Say

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, 2009
  • Newbery Medal winner, 2009

What Members Say

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    Melissa Reston, VA 02-14-12
    Melissa Reston, VA 02-14-12 Member Since 2003
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    "really enjoyed this story!!"
    Would you listen to The Graveyard Book again? Why?

    I really liked this book. I got very caught up in the story and wished there was more when I was done!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Hattiesburg, MS, United States 02-13-12
    Anita Hattiesburg, MS, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "not for adults"
    What disappointed you about The Graveyard Book?

    I think the book might appeal to young boys, as there are ghosts, gouls, and scary parts that aren't really so scary. I feel bad about giving the book a score, at all. I think that, as an adult, I am just the wrong audience. It would be helpful if a book's target audience would be more clearly indicated. It could avoid negative reviews, that might not be warranted. For what it is worth, I did listen until the end and it was not unpleasant.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny Austin, TX, United States 02-13-12
    Jenny Austin, TX, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A new favorite for me"

    I loved the characters and the creative ways the author made the 'life' in the graveyard completely believable and fascinating. No doubt I will be seeking more from Neil Gaiman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wilsons 02-13-12
    Wilsons 02-13-12
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    "A new favorite for me"

    I loved the characters and the creative ways the author made the 'life' in the graveyard completely believable and fascinating. No doubt I will be seeking more from Neil Gaiman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    richard lilburn, GA, United States 02-13-12
    richard lilburn, GA, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great find"
    If you could sum up The Graveyard Book in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, unique, creative


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Graveyard Book?

    The mix and relationships of the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Neil Gaiman – was your favorite?

    Silas


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! I have never read one like it so I liked the uniqueness of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Middletown, CT, United States 02-13-12
    Sandra Middletown, CT, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A very sweet story"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best. I'll remember it fondly


    What other book might you compare The Graveyard Book to and why?

    I'm not sure that it compares to any other books. Certainly it compares very favorably to American Gods, which I listened to years ago and hated.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was able to listen to it while I was driving or walking the dogs without feeling like I couldn't stop when I was finished with my task.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra L. Jacob US 02-13-12
    Sandra L. Jacob US 02-13-12 Member Since 2015

    Sleo

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    "A very sweet story"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best. I'll remember it fondly


    What other book might you compare The Graveyard Book to and why?

    I'm not sure that it compares to any other books. Certainly it compares very favorably to American Gods, which I listened to years ago and hated.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was able to listen to it while I was driving or walking the dogs without feeling like I couldn't stop when I was finished with my task.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Torie Portland, OR, United States 02-12-12
    Torie Portland, OR, United States 02-12-12
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    "A haunting, hartwarming story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book. Not only is the story well written, well told, it is also completely beguiling and will have you dying to hear the next chapter.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Graveyard Book?

    In particular, the descriptions of the graveyard and Bod's life there are a pleasure to hear, and have all the charm of small-town life.


    What does Neil Gaiman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Neil Gaiman is an excellent reader, and I found myself completely drawn in by his voice, which allowed my imagination total free reign.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the heart of this story there is a message of the importance of friendship and family, which makes it very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    This book will keep you guessing, right up until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Casper, WY, United States 02-12-12
    Karen Casper, WY, United States 02-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Different point of view"

    This was a very different book. The author and narrator takes you into the story, captivates your attention, and holds you attention until the end of the story. The only thing I did not enjoy was the little bits of music introducing the chapters. This was an unexpected find.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E. Pearson Idaho 02-11-12
    E. Pearson Idaho 02-11-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Engrossing & Entertaining All Around"

    I don't generally go for atypical fiction such as this, ie: kind of young adult, kind of fantasy, so I have yet to figure out just what it was that made The Graveyard Book so remarkably worthwhile for me to read. The discovery (for me) of Neil Gaiman may be a large part of it. His narration is perfect--inviting and calm, wise and direct, and the writing possesses just the precise balance of otherworldliness with real world to allow me to feel, all the way through, that it is completely and precisely True. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more of Gaiman's work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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