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
No but definitely close. It is hard to beat just reading a book but this one is really fun to listen to.
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.
Silas and Miss Lupescu are my two favorite characters of this book and I was pleased to hear them read very well.
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.
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.
Most likely. I haven't read this particular book in print, but having read some of Neil Gaiman's other books, i much prefer to hear him narrate them.
Bod. I enjoyed how he matured in a realistic way as the story progressed.
Neil Gaiman doesn't do voices. Yes, he changes his narration enough so that you can catch which character is speaking, but it's not the over the top change that some narraters fall back on. I find it more engaging and less distracting.
Kindergarten teacher, grandmother of 5, gardener, loves animals and Arizona!
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook for the sheer delight of listening to a masterful narration and storyline.
The path that young Bod's life travels brought to mind "The Talisman," with all its fantastic characters and events. Neil Gaiman creates the most unbelievable story, and renders it believable.
Although there were many, Silas was my favorite character. I found myself anticipating his presence in the novel, and wondering (like the inhabitants of the graveyard) where he had gone in his absence.
Neil Gaiman is an amazing author and a fantastic narrator. This book is geared toward younger audiences, but I loved it so much that I re-listened to it with my husband soon after finishing it the first time. He loved it too! I highly recommend this for adults as well as the younger folks (although I'm not sure I would go too young). I would listen to Neil Gaiman read a cereal box!
The best part about listening to an author read his own work is that you hear his intent. You hear the intended mood swings, the pronunciation and enunciation, the vocal pauses and the unsaid sentences left hanging.
But not all authors should read their own work. The ability to write is not the same as the ability to perform. Using distinctive voices is itself an art form, and not everyone can do it.
As much as I loved this story by Neil Gaiman, I'm not sure he was the right voice for the audio. The children sound too old. The women sound too masculine, (save one that sounded perfect!)
His pace was excellent. Slow and calm actually heightened tension
I would have loved to listen to this book in one sitting. In fact, i used earphones and listened to a great deal of it while sitting at my computer in the office.
Gaiman weaves a magical world around an exceptional child
Bod finds himself trapped in the Pawn Shop closet, and has to figure out how to get back home
I laughed and wondered at the imaginary characters and happenings
Maybe... but I would definitely recommend it to anyone. We listened to it as a family, and once you get past the terror of the first few minutes, it was enjoyed by us (parents), a 13yo, a 10yo, and a 6 yo.
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The book had a great storyline. I believe that it's fantastic for children it has great characters.
I found the book to be very interesting and allowed my grandson to listen to it.
There was nothing that I did not like about the book
I could not think of any at this time
I liked this book for kids. It's was a good book for my grandson
Double Black Diamond
Perhaps this is more of a children's book, sort of along the Goosebumps line, but wouls be as oddly inappropriate for a child as it was for this adult.
Voices were difficult to distinguish and not particularly engaging.
Scenes were too long, and devoid of action, express or implied.
I must say it took me a while to listen to this one; only because I was on a trip and kept falling asleep. Once I returned home, I started at the beginning and really enjoyed the entire thing. Go with your imagination on this one, realize Nobody is living in a graveyard and enjoy it. I know I did!
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