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
mostly ya fiction... mostly...
This story was well-developed and well-written. I also liked the narration, as well. I recommend it to anyone at all, period. I loved the characters in this book even more than the plot (the villain, the guardian, the witch ghost, the poet ghost), and I love how this audiobook led me to a new version of _Danse Macabre_, done by Bela Fleck and Ben Solee. You can find the MP3 on iTunes or Amazon MP3 store; I think it was done especially for this audiobook.
I really ate this up. A fun little fantasy that's very well read. Nothing kills a good story like a bad reader, and I think it's rare to find authors who read their own work well. Gaiman is a first-class reader as well as storyteller.
I purchased this book without knowing it was aimed at teenagers. I started out skeptical, but it won me over quickly. It was well worth the credit. I have never been disappointed by Gaiman.
What a different book. I grit my teeth at the beginning because it begins vague (on purpose) and weird compared to my usual selection in audio books. But I was hooked not too far in and really enjoyed it all the way through. A couple "dull" moments which I fast forwarded through but a delightful tale. With Neil Gaiman reading his own book, you realize you are hearing it as he intended. Which is sometimes a question in audio books. So, grit you teeth, hang in there, and enjoy.
don't be put off by the Audible for Kids designation. this is a poignant story that explores humanity from many angles for listeners of any age. the audio presentation is superb.
I had never read a Neil Gaiman book before, but I'm definitely hooked now. I would listen on my way to work and couldn't wait for the day to end so I could listen again!
I loved this, I was very sorry when it ended. Wonderful narration and interesting storyline and characters, I really enjoyed every word. I hope this becomes a series.
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