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
Loved the creative ways the author brought these characters to "life!" And having Neil Gaiman read it himself is perfection! I would be curious to know what Bod is up to now in the Living World.....
Yes. Usually I listen on 1 1/2 speed, but I loved hearing the emotion and inflection in Neil's narration, so I listened on the normal speed. Enjoyed every minute
I thought this book was very entertaiing. I am a 30 year old woman and Mr Gaiman's story and preformance kept me engaged as if I were an enthralled adolescent. Conversely, this book would be great for any child as well. I highly recommend it to all.
I love all of Mr. Gaiman's work
In particular, I appreciate when the author narrates their own work.
Yes, Neil Gaiman gives an excellent performance of his own title. The story itself comes across almost as a series of mini-stories (which is more or less how it came to be if I understand correctly) wrapped in a larger and exciting adventure. Unfortunately, the story as a whole just barely misses the mark. Very fun story overall and an absolutely fantastic performance made it still be a great and highly-recommended experience to me.
Lover of many types of genres! Enjoy listening to family novels on long road trips and non-fiction on my commute.
The character development.
Bod was the best part of the whole story. I enjoyed hearing him grow up and learn about the graveyard and the world outside.
It made me laugh and cry. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book.
This was a great choice for an audio book.
There's nothing I can say about this book that someone else hasn't already said. Neil's narration is impeccable, the world-building and description are immersive, and I loved the characters immediately. I loved the tension in the story, and was glad that it was thrilling and suspenseful without being horrific or gory. That being said, I did see the "twist" coming from a mile off, but it's a children's book, so I can't really complain about that.
The characters are wonderful and the story is so creative! ---I didn't want the book to end!
It was totally engaging!
One of my favorites for entertainment.
Nobody was a fascinating little guy, but his guardian was a cool dude.
I listened to this book every day on my way into work. Then again on my way home and any minute I could find in between. It made my 2 hours of driving a pleasure.
If you lean a little toward the supernatural, you'll love love love this work.
I read this book in hard copy before I ever downloaded it and loved the story sooo much. I was pleasantly suprised at what a good narranter the author was having never heard his speaking voice before. The thing that absolutely killed me was the jarring music at ends and beggings of chapters. There were times when I considered stopping listening all together. The music was over-loud and actually played over the narrator in a few spots so he was hard to hear. Other than that I would give this audio presentation a perfect five stars.
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