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The Graveyard Book Audiobook
The Graveyard Book
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Neil Gaiman
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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

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    E. Pearson Idaho 02-11-12
    E. Pearson Idaho 02-11-12 Member Since 2008

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    "Engrossing & Entertaining All Around"

    I don't generally go for atypical fiction such as this, ie: kind of young adult, kind of fantasy, so I have yet to figure out just what it was that made The Graveyard Book so remarkably worthwhile for me to read. The discovery (for me) of Neil Gaiman may be a large part of it. His narration is perfect--inviting and calm, wise and direct, and the writing possesses just the precise balance of otherworldliness with real world to allow me to feel, all the way through, that it is completely and precisely True. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more of Gaiman's work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Concord, N.H., United States 02-10-12
    Mary Concord, N.H., United States 02-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed it."

    As the audio book starts the author jumps right into a dark plot with a nail biting first couple of pages holding your attention right from the beginning. A great overall story... however it did linger a little bit too much in the middle of the story and lost my interest for a time. No loss though....I felt the story was enjoyable and quite a treat to read! Bravo!!!!
    P.S. Wouldn't this make a great movie!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B. Bozeman Knoxville, Tennessee 02-10-12
    B. Bozeman Knoxville, Tennessee 02-10-12 Member Since 2016

    Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day

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    "The Grateful Dead make interesting teachers"

    This is a delightful and interesting work of fiction that is pleasing to the ear and mind. Such a rich tapestry of the afterlife in a graveyard community democracy. This is a lot of fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 02-08-12
    ben Coquitlam, BC, Canada 02-08-12
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    "Loved this book!"

    This was a little treasure of a listen that I discovered through great reviews. I was not disappointed. Wonderful. I would not say that this was a "children's book" although it is touted as such. The beginning is a bit much for a child. Adults will enjoy this book, or teens. The Author narrates, and does a fabulous job. This book made me want to know what other books this author has written. You will get "sucked into" the book right away!

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    Betty Plattsburgh, N.Y., United States 02-06-12
    Betty Plattsburgh, N.Y., United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Knitter Lady"
    Would you listen to The Graveyard Book again? Why?

    I CERTAINLY will....I had already read the book the year that it was a Newbery winner and the read aloud was so darn good as well. I will listen to it again, because I like the story line very much and I thought that Neil Gaiman did an excellent job narrating it.





    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the


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

    No, but I would like to.


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

    The Graveyard


    Any additional comments?

    The book is a delightful read and listening to the narration was a delightful experience....I knit while I listen....wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Salt Springs, FL, United States 01-31-12
    Wendy Salt Springs, FL, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not even finish reading."

    I listened for about two hours into this book and simply became so bored I quit listening. The concept is good, or at least I thought it sounded good from other reviewed. However, I just didn't care about the characters. Without that, who can care about the book? I regret spending the credit.

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    Brown Bear 01-27-12
    Brown Bear 01-27-12
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    "Great listen if you are a little younger than 50"
    What did you like best about The Graveyard Book? What did you like least?

    The performance is spectacular. The story is better suited to a young audience. Being a middle aged adult, I lost interest.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MegaReader 01-26-12
    MegaReader 01-26-12
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    "Great story - even better narration."
    What made the experience of listening to The Graveyard Book the most enjoyable?

    It was the first time I've listened to a book narrated by it's own author. I think it really adds something, as the intent of the story is ingrained, not interpreted. Of course the fact the Neil Gaiman has a dreamy voice helped a great deal.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the matter-of-factness of it the best. This fantastical tale was told as if a boy being raised in such odd circumstances was really nothing out of the ordinary. It somehow made it even more intriguing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked near the end, when the man Jack found himself in the crypt. It was the perfect way to deal with him. (I want to say more, but it would be a spoiler, so I'll remain vague.)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I connected with many parts of the book - much more than I usually do.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to listen to all of Neil Gaiman's books that he narrates himself. I really liked the nuance he brought to the story, without it being over

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Lachine, Quebec, Canada 01-24-12
    Maria Lachine, Quebec, Canada 01-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't go wrong with Neil Gaiman"

    Solid plot, beautiful prose and amazing reader: Neil Gaiman does it all.

    The part fantastical, part realistic aspect of Gaiman's books, give you that opportunity to break from the ordinary and let yourself be absorbed into a different world. The characters are extremely likeable and by the time you're done "The Graveyard Book", you'll be wishing there was more.

    I'm definitely going to purchase more Neil Gaiman audiobooks - especially if I can find other ones read by him!

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    Ardath 01-23-12
    Ardath 01-23-12
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    "Tiresome."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. The story has the pacing of an old ghost story that is intreging in a short story but tireeome in a novel.


    Would you recommend The Graveyard Book to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. It drags.


    Could you see The Graveyard Book being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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