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
Touching, unique, imaginative, thrilling and not just for children
Neil Gaiman's voice was PERFECT for his book! The English accent and his knowledge of the story for the right touches in expression, pauses, voices.. His narration enhanced the story even more, making it charming. I could just see children hanging on his every word as the best storyteller ever.
I love the alternate existences in Neil Gaiman's books!
I enjoyed the humor and the mystery.
The graveyard people gathering in the village is my most vivid memory from the book.
I was concerned for the main character's safety, but laughed frequently at the cleverness in the character design/names, etc.
It's a good listen!
Since having kids - the luxury of sitting down and reading a book is out of the question. Now I can put on good book for just me, or one for the kids while driving and everyone is at PEACE and no one is YELLING. Life is good.
Imaginative - Spooky - Funny
One of my favorite parts of the book is when Scarlett and Nobody (Bod) meet. Little Scarlett tells her parents that she's made a new friend in the graveyard. "What's his name dear?", "Nobody" . So her parents think that he's an imaginary friend. Then Scarlett thinks that Bod has imaginary friends too - the ghost in the graveyard, which she cannot see, so they must be pretend.
I have not had a chance to listen to other stories, but I will soon.
Yes! I was hooked into the story from the beginning - When the man name Jack, murder's Bod's family.
Say something about yourself!
One of my very favorite audiobooks!
What can I say? You've got to listen to this story! Mystery, ghosts, a smidge of terror and murder, even a little history. A ghost story like no other. You will love it!
one of the best
I wouldn't. It has its own caracter- it moves in the border
I am happy that I came across this book.
I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
I always most enjoy stories that are different from any I've read before and that's exactly what I found in "The Graveyard Book." Such a unique concept combined with a mystery made this a perfect read for me!! I'd get so involved in listening to all the different characters and the subplots, that I'd find I'd forgotten about the scary element that lurked around the corner. That's the sign of a great author!! Neil Gaiman is a master at reading the book and giving each character such a distinct personality vocally that they become real people. I highly recommend this book!!
I listen to books while I walk my dog, turning even the dreariest rain and cold into a wonderful escape.
Creepy in a good way, dryly funny, brilliantly original and masterfully wrought. This book is a fantastic. Don't miss it!
I feel you get something extra by having the author read his work to you in this case particularly, This is a fantasy book and only the author can really explain and give the correct inflection to the words as written to make it come to life.
At the same time it feels both small and intimate and large and expansive. What I mean is you get a sense of the larger work Bod is in, but it isn't pushed on you like an epic tale. You know what is happening is important, but you feel like it is just for you.
I have not listened to any of Neil Gaiman's performances before, but this has put the interest for it in me.
I found I could not put it down and since I listen while running I can now run a marathon.
I know multi-tasking has gotten a bad rap lately, but I enjoy listening to audio books while I'm doing something else not very exciting.
The story itself was different, not your everyday mystery plot. I loved listening to Mr. Gaiman perform the audio. His accent made the story more interesting and real. I would recommend this audio book to anyone who likes a light ghost story with a twist of something different.
No, but probably will.
I would absolutely recommend this book; both I and my kids loved it. Neil Gaiman reads it so wonderfully, and the story is fantastic!
He adds so much character and life to the story.
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