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The Graveyard Book Audiobook

The Graveyard Book

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Publisher's Summary

Here's a fantastic ghost adventure story, laced with menace and humour.

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard?

Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

©2008 Neil Gaiman; (P)2008 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

What the Critics Say

"Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death." (Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles)

What Members Say

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    Angus Willetton, Australia 05-25-17
    Angus Willetton, Australia 05-25-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic story"

    Of the many books we have listened to as a family with preteen children this would be in my top 3. It helps that Neil Gaiman has an incredible voice, I enjoy books read by the author, then tend to have more feeling.

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    Anonymous 05-24-17
    05-24-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story!"

    I chose this book because one of my kids was reading it for school and I knew nothing about it or the author. Loved every minute and it was creepily scary in places. Beautifully read by the author. I will certainly look out for more Neil Gaiman books!!

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    ChristopherWiltsie 03-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "perfect"

    Neil Gaiman has provided a wonderful reading of a lovely book. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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    Mariann 01-15-17
    Mariann 01-15-17
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    "Really great"

    It is a really great book and it's a thrill to listen to Neil Gaiman reading it. Loved it all the way

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    Theressa 12-29-16
    Theressa 12-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Different. "

    A very different story but was pleasing to listen to Made a different bed time story. Not sure children would understand it though.

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    Sherry French Australia 12-22-16
    Sherry French Australia 12-22-16
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    "Neil's narration is incredible"

    I was enraptured with the impeccable and talented narration and knowing the author was reading his own fantastic funny and touching story gave the listening journey extra intimacy! Thanks so much Neil for sharing both with us highly recommended escape into fantasy.

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    Ben 12-18-16
    Ben 12-18-16
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    "fantastic for all"

    narrator was amazing, authors always hit the mark.
    story was creative, enchanting, addictive and thrilling. I'm jumping back in

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    Yvonne Lee 09-01-16
    Yvonne Lee 09-01-16 Member Since 2017
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    "not my thing"

    Bought this based on recommendation by Tim Ferriss. Too much like a kids book. it was well read out and performed I think it just wasn't what I had hoped for. More something I would have enjoyed when I was 10 years old. especially after Tim raves about it.

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    R. 07-28-16
    R. 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful and mysterious!"

    The story takes the reader on a wondrous little journey and is written well enough to keep you glued. However, it's very Neil gaimanesque in nature and that might put some readers off.

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    Aysha Suhail 11-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "i love this book to death !!"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    number 1 !!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Silac, read the book and you'll know ;)


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

    absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    it will be forever be my number 1 book !! i'll never get tired of reading it over and over.

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  • Julie
    Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    7/6/10
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    "Great adult/young adult book"

    Loved the story, quite dark for a childrens book. My critism is I don't like music on the audio books. Sometimes the narrators voice grated on me. But glad I bought this one.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • A. Austin
    Hants, UK
    7/20/11
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    "Fantastic!"

    This is a wonderful story, and very well narrated by Neil Gaiman himself. It seems advantageous that the author is reading it, as he knows exactly how all the characters and names ought to sound, and he understands his own phrasings. Bod's adventures while growing up in a graveyard are both imaginative and exciting. I would thoroughly recommend this audiobook

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cornish Jan
    England
    7/24/09
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    "Wonderful imagination,"

    This is marketed as a Young Adult book but it is also a wonderful adult fantasy that had me lying awake hours past my usual sleep time to hear the ending. It is read by Gaiman himself, really well,and it means that you know that the interpretation of the characters is correct (something you cannot always be sure of). A terrific listen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cliff McNish
    3/8/17
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    "Just about entertaining enough to keep listening"

    I was disappointed by this book after reading the all the rave reviews. I found it to be boring and predictable - the 'twists' are painfully obvious, and it felt a bit like a poor man's Harry Potter. Probably ok if you're around 12 years old, but it lacks any qualities that make it worthwhile reading for adults.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
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    2/9/17
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    "loved it"

    I loved every second of this audio book.
    the story is gripping and Neil Gaiman is a fantastic author and narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/9/17
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    "Brilliant"

    I read it and loved it a couple of years ago. Even better listening to it. So unusual.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR M WOODS
    2/2/17
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    "Graveyard tales"

    outstanding adult fairy tale different a real interesting read I would not hesitate to recommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R. Tubb
    Birmingham, UK
    1/26/17
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    "A fantastic story, for adults and children alike!"

    Having read the Graveyard Book itself, I loved listening to this audio version narrated by author Neil Gaiman. Highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mr k r hall
    1/10/17
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    "Enthralling!"

    I confess to being a Gaiman fan, I am rarely underwhelmed by his work, and I certainly wasn't with "The Graveyard Book".
    I first read it 3 or 4 years ago then recently got ther audible version to play in the car to keep my 6 and 8 year old boys entertained on a long journey. Their attention was captured from the first paragraph and didn't waver throughout. (Even though they found it rather scary in parts, but not too scary). I also was hooked again, partially thanks to Neil Gaimans narration which was perfect in tone. I suppose being the author he would be more aware of the rhythm of the book and nature of its characters. I found it suited how I remembered the book perfectly.
    The story itself is full of fantastical creatures, some of whom behave as we would expect and others who buck the standard " horror " or "fantasy" norms. Typical Gaiman.
    Adventure, friendship, loss, conflict, and growing up are all explored. By the main character "Bod" but also by his extended family in the graveyard.
    A great read and an excellent listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. Potts
    Oxford
    1/7/17
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    "wonderful"

    This is a beautifully written, wonderfully read, gripping story. Kept the whole family entertained on a very long car journey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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