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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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    Hilary Ely, NV, United States 09-22-12
    Hilary Ely, NV, United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Delightful story"

    I like how Neil Gaiman merges folklore with the present. One of my favorite authors.

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    Babette Dunedin, FL, United States 09-17-12
    Babette Dunedin, FL, United States 09-17-12
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    "Great fun for the whole family"
    If you could sum up The Graveyard Book in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful, engaging story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sirus


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

    The timing and cadence of his characters


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    not your usual coming of age story


    Any additional comments?

    We all enjoyed this story - from parents to teenager to 8 year-old

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Szekely Mentor, OH United States 09-17-12
    Mary Szekely Mentor, OH United States 09-17-12
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    "I loved this book!"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my favorite audiobook so far.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is hard to pick my favorite character, there are so many! Bod, of course, and Miss LePescu, Silas too.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think the scene of the Danse Macabre, with the townfolk all dancing with their cemetery neighbors was wonderful.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rene san diego, CA, United States 09-10-12
    rene san diego, CA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Another fabulous Neil Gaiman story"

    I Gaiman is such a fabulous writer. This book did not disappoint. I highly recommend it for story and narration.

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    John Sunbury, OH, USA 09-08-12
    John Sunbury, OH, USA 09-08-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Totally different!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Graveyard Book to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but the author's reading of the book was perfect!!


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

    Neil Gaiman writes unique books; I have never read another quite like The Graveyard Book.


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

    Bod, with Silas a close second


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

    The ending, but I don't want to spoil that by too much description


    Any additional comments?

    One-of-a-kind story, enhanced by a wonderful reading by the author

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    W. Walsh Soufriere, Dominica 09-03-12
    W. Walsh Soufriere, Dominica 09-03-12 Member Since 2016

    Read. Listen. Live.

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    "Not what you'd expect..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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    C. Jones 08-29-12
    C. Jones 08-29-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Kids book, a little spooky, but good"
    Would you listen to The Graveyard Book again? Why?

    Good vocabulary. Good life lessons. Just creepy enough to keep them interested but not cause nightmares!!


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    C. L. Turner 08-28-12 Member Since 2011

    Tutivillus

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    "Entertaining Tale of the Dead"

    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.

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    Thomas Hicks Sacramento, Ca United States 08-27-12
    Thomas Hicks Sacramento, Ca United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was the first book that I tried from Audible and loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have been a big fan of Neil Gaiman for some time and loved this story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John CEDAR CITY, UT, United States 08-23-12
    John CEDAR CITY, UT, United States 08-23-12
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    "Interesting and fun story with a great reader!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Graveyard Book to be better than the print version?

    No but definitely close. It is hard to beat just reading a book but this one is really fun to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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

    Silas and Miss Lupescu are my two favorite characters of this book and I was pleased to hear them read very well.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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