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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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    "excellent story"

    I really enjoyed this story. Neil Gaiman is a wonderful storyteller. Highly recommended.

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    beautymama ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, United States 11-05-12
    beautymama ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, United States 11-05-12

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    "Excellent for youth and adults"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.....


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

    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


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    Monett Cummings Morgantown, WV, United States 11-05-12
    Monett Cummings Morgantown, WV, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012

    Carnifex!!!!!

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    "Entertaining for adults and children"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    I love all of Mr. Gaiman's work


    Any additional comments?

    In particular, I appreciate when the author narrates their own work.

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    sandra 11-02-12
    sandra 11-02-12 Member Since 2010
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    "For a youth approved book, very good."

    My daughter likes scary books & it was wonderful to find a story we could both enjoy.

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    Tyler IOWA CITY, IA, United States 11-02-12
    Tyler IOWA CITY, IA, United States 11-02-12
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    "Incredible performance of a fun story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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    Michele K. 10-30-12
    Michele K. 10-30-12 Member Since 2016

    Lover of many types of genres! Enjoy listening to family novels on long road trips and non-fiction on my commute.

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    "A Chilling Thriller - Good for the Whole Family"
    What did you love best about The Graveyard Book?

    The character development.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bod was the best part of the whole story. I enjoyed hearing him grow up and learn about the graveyard and the world outside.


    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?

    It made me laugh and cry. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great choice for an audio book.

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    Dana R. Holmes Tampa, FL USA 10-30-12
    Dana R. Holmes Tampa, FL USA 10-30-12
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    "[Insert "frightfully good" pun here]"

    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.

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    Judy Columbia, MO, United States 10-29-12
    Judy Columbia, MO, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVED this book!"
    What did you love best about The Graveyard Book?

    The characters are wonderful and the story is so creative! ---I didn't want the book to end!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was totally engaging!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Danse Macabre


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

    yes


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    Ann McKeever Tokyo, Japan 10-29-12
    Ann McKeever Tokyo, Japan 10-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Yummy Delicious FunFunFun!"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorites for entertainment.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nobody was a fascinating little guy, but his guardian was a cool dude.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    If you lean a little toward the supernatural, you'll love love love this work.

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    Robin 10-26-12
    Robin 10-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "So close to perfect..."

    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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