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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

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    Elizabeth 04-16-12
    Elizabeth 04-16-12
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    "Excellent Listen"

    This is an absolutely wonderful listen. Neil Gaiman, as always, delivers an outstanding performance, and the story itself is fabulous. I heard Neil read the first chapter of The Graveyard Book at an event a few years ago, and this was just as wonderful as that.

    My only quibble is that the musical interludes are somewhat distracting, and really don't add anything (other than length) to the experience.

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    InsideADog 04-12-12
    InsideADog 04-12-12
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    "A Fun Listen"

    A fresh idea for a story. Left a good feeling. At least one chapter was good but didn't tie in to the story. Other than that, left me wanting a sequel.

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    L. Perriwinkle 04-10-12
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    "An audiobook that made me enjoy my commute!"
    Would you listen to The Graveyard Book again? Why?

    I would listen to the Graveyard Book again because it is easy to listen to and keeps your attention the whole time.


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

    Neil Gaiman reading the book is great because, as the author, he can read it the way he intended it to be read. he puts the right kind of emotion into the characters' voices. He also has a beautiful voice and gives a great performance.


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    L. Huston Ann Arbor, MI 04-10-12
    L. Huston Ann Arbor, MI 04-10-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Enjoyable Listen"
    Would you listen to The Graveyard Book again? Why?

    I have listend to the book several times. Neil Gaiman is and entertaining story teller as well as a talented narrator.


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    Arwen PAYSON, UT, United States 04-05-12
    Arwen PAYSON, UT, United States 04-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful and Whimsical"

    I cannot begin to rave about how much I love Neil Gaiman's book and narration. He is a fantastic author and performer. These productions are also kind of special because they augment the story by incorporating a little music into thematic portions. This story was wonderful and whimsical, a true representation of what great children's fantasy should aspire to be. I still find myself wondering about Nobody and Silas. This book lingers on long after the final page. Highly recommended to all.

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    Bianca Perrysburg, OH, United States 04-02-12
    Bianca Perrysburg, OH, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2011

    I can't stop. Audiobooks are the diversion and comfort when I am alone, the excitement I don't have the time for, and scratch for that itch

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    "Undyingly Charming"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is probably #3 of all the books I have read, only behind the Hunger Games. I loved the story, it was a wonderful life to share with the protagonist.

    I loved the narrator. He made this book better than I ever would have imagined if reading it alone. He gave life


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Mistress Owens. She isn't spoken of much after the beginning, but she was such a strong character.


    Have you listened to any of Neil Gaiman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I would like to.


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

    It made me cry at the end....but I was still happy.


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    Lori 03-27-12
    Lori 03-27-12
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    "Oh so entertaining!"

    It took me a bit to get into this but soon was hooked! I realize it is not the type for everyone. But I thought it was very entertaining with good lessons and a good message hidden in there! Mr Gaiman not only is a good author but narrates very well also!

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    William San Jose, CA, United States 03-17-12
    William San Jose, CA, United States 03-17-12

    I'm actually Mrs. William -- have been using and enjoying my husband's Audible account so much I couldn't resist reviewing!

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    "Great for All Ages"

    I know this is an award-winning children's/young adult book, but that should not stop anyone of any age from enjoying it. The graveyard setting and the (mostly) deceased characters may seem odd choices, but the book has real depth and heart as well as suspense. Sometimes I have thought that Neil Gaiman is not the best narrator of his own work, but here the combination is perfect. I couldn't recommend it more.

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    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 03-16-12
    Jo Green Cordova, TN, United States 03-16-12 Member Since 2015

    Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.

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    "Fabulous, as usual!!"

    What can I say, I love Neil Gaiman as an author and narrator, he's twisted in all the right ways and is one of my favorites!!! He didn't fail with this one either. I enjoyed the story, which I didn't expect (not the enjoyment but the story), well, I never do - his creativity is way beyond my feeble imagination, but I've listened to it twice with only one book in between just because. Usually I give it a longer rest in between listens; this time I went back sooner because it was just fun and a little different. His world of fantasy is where I love to go to escape. Wish I'd had it sooner, but I'm never too old! May be a little "dark" for some, but I love it! Enjoy!

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    Brian 03-08-12
    Brian 03-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun & Imaginative! Loved it!"

    I've listened to many audio books over the years and have never left a review before. After finishing the The Graveyard Book, I couldn't wait to leave a comment. I am still stunned how much I enjoyed the story and performance. Neil does an amazing job getting you to care about Bod as he grows up. The book starts a little dark but don't let that stop you from listening to this one! I don't know if I've ever listened to a book about ghosts, ghouls, werewolves, and more and actually believed that they could really exist. If you want to be part of an adventure (and feel young again like me), this is the perfect book!

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