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The Ocean at the End of the Lane Audiobook

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Specsavers National Book Award for The Audible Audiobook of the Year

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying, and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman.

It's about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us. It began for our narrator 40 years ago, when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed.

Dark creatures from beyond this world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and a menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.

Contains a special introduction from Neil Gaiman

©2013 Neil Gaiman (P)2013 Headline Digital

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  • angela scott
    4/8/16
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    "The Ocean at the End of the Lane"

    Dark & troubling but beautiful & reassuring at the same time. Reaches deep into life and existence and evil and innocence in a remarkable and profound story of childhood discovery. Loved it and will revisit!

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  • P G Jeffery
    3/23/16
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    "Neil Gaiman at his best"

    Sublime in its personal view of extraordinary events beautifully written excellent narration and wonderful imagination

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eleanor
    2/10/16
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    "Exciting!"

    Very exciting and dark story, even better to have it read by the man himself!

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  • Michael
    England
    2/8/16
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    "entertaining"

    Wonderful as always. Thank you , Neil. I loved imaging this as you as a child.

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  • KERM
    2/8/16
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    "Loved it!"

    Lived the story and loved the narration. Will be looking for more by Neil Gaiman

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/30/16
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    "excellent"

    very good enjoyed the story. I also enjoyed the grave yard. another good story . Thank you Neil.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Bangor., United Kingdom
    12/26/15
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    "The Ocean at the End of the Lane."

    Strange book but couldn't put it down, you just had to get to the end ?

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  • Dr Richard L Peacocke
    Poole, Dorset, UK
    12/15/15
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    "Spookily enthralling"

    A strange and thought-provoking novel. Well worth taking the time for, it is read in a flat and almost emotionless manner giving the tale something of a chill factor when it drags you back to confront your younger self's fears - "I never made them do nothing they didn't want to!"

    Brrrrrrrr.......

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  • Isobel Ayres
    Surrey, UK
    12/3/15
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    "Wonderful"

    Neil Gaiman is as excellent as he always is, and it's wonderful to have the book narrated by the author.

    The prose is simple and straightforward (but elegant) and the story itself is gripping, as we accompany our young narrator on his frightening adventure. I never know quite how to describe Neil Gaiman, or why he's always so enthralling, but he is. Suffice to say, I started listening to this on the train into work and seriously considered having a fictional flu so that I could go straight home and listen to it straight through.

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  • Rachel
    NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom
    11/21/15
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    "A masterpiece"

    Neil Gaiman demonstrates his artistry with words in this beautiful story. His narration adds to the magic of the piece. So glad that I discovered this gem.

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