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Stardust Audiobook

Stardust

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: How nice that Neil Gaiman writes fairytales for adults. And how lucky for us that he tells the story in his own cackling, drawling, hissing, and murmuring voices. My commute, exercise regimen, and 21st century urban existence vanished as I was drawn into Gaiman's story of quest, romance, murder, and adventure. This is not Mother Goose - this is a wondrous world of magic glass, witches, ogres, and unicorns that I didn't want to leave. ?Beth Anderson

Publisher's Summary

In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he'll retrieve the star and bring it back for her. It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.

Fantasy fan? Don't miss more from Neil Gaiman.

©1999 Neil Gaiman; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Eminently readable, a charming piece of work." (Washington Post)
"An original and well-written fairy tale....This is a refreshingly creative story with appealing characters." (Library Journal)
"The resolution is satisfying and complex, proving that there is more to fairy tales than 'happily ever after'." (School Library Journal)

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    Joshua A. Miller Akron, OH 01-20-16
    Joshua A. Miller Akron, OH 01-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The man can tell a story"

    While I wouldn't want Neil Gaiman to narrate every one of his novels, this story in particular is well suited to his own unique voice. While I feel he gets the tone across right well with his words, there were parts he was able to add character to that made the story that much richer. Almost as if he was able to let us in on some of the inside jokes we would never have caught if his voice didn't guide us there. It gives what is otherwise a very typical story a certain amount of color it needs to be vibrant.

    I feel I should mention I didn't come across this on my own, but am in the camp that watched the movie first. Regardless, I'm glad I was able to experience the less action-heavy path the book will walk as well. Instead of sword fights, there's trickery. Instead of cross-dressing pirates there's years of adventures. It takes longer to get to the same conclusion, but its downright entertaining in the process.

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    Patricia Murphy 01-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Everything a story should be!"

    Each time I listen I am enchanted all over again.Beautiful writing transports you into a fascinating other world.

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    Kristy Jewel Colorado 01-12-16
    Kristy Jewel Colorado 01-12-16 Member Since 2014

    Book lover. Coffee Lover. Introvert. Ravenclaw. Imperfect. Embrace your imperfections.

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    "A Great Listen!"

    This was a really fun read. I have been wanting to read this book for quite some time but I never found the time. I finally decided to buy the audiobook and boy was I impressed. Neil Gaiman reads the book to you and it was quite a lot of fun.

    I always worry when I have the author reading the audiobook. It's either going to be amazing or torturous. Neil did a great job at doing the voices and helping you imagine what each character would sound like.

    The plot was cute and sweet. I loved the adult fairy tale aspect of it. I loved the characters and I loved the unique aspects in the book.

    If you're looking for a fun read, this is it.

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    Lauren Engelsen Corke 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful reading."

    Neil Gaiman an hit this one over the moon. He has an imaginary soul that matches no other. I read all his stuff, but hearing him read his own work was just lovely.

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    Secret-Story-Girl Atlanta, GA USA 10-29-15
    Secret-Story-Girl Atlanta, GA USA 10-29-15 Member Since 2017

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    "Brilliant Fairytale"

    I could hardly put this book down, written after the craft of fairytales of old, Gaiman weaves a tale of prose and creates characters that evoke the comfortable feeling of another age.

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    Moa Sweden 07-13-15
    Moa Sweden 07-13-15
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    "Can't really decide if I like it or not"

    Not as good as the movie (in my opinion that is) and found my mind wandering off a couple of times, but Neil's performance were, as always, great (his voice alone are worth the credit)

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    Amazon Customer 07-04-15
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    "Magical story"

    I don't think anyone can read his stories as well as Neil Gaiman. He does a wonderful job at pausing and changing his voice slightly. And the story is one of my favourites: far away lands, adventures, magic and warm hearts. Beautiful.

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    Amazon Customer 06-27-15
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    "Another magical encounter with my favorite author!"

    Neil Gaiman's beautifully narrates his flawless prose in this wonderful adult fairy tale. The bonus interview with him at the end makes me love and admire him even more.

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    Andrew H 06-14-15
    Andrew H 06-14-15
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    "Not as clean as the movie if you're going to have children listen to it."

    You'll run across some rather adult language from time to time while listening to this version of the story. I was a little shocked to have my children hear the F word.

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    Marinera76 05-14-15
    Marinera76 05-14-15
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    "a surprise for me"

    i hadn't read fantasy since my narnia and then harry potter times, nor watched fantasy movies. (well, maybe.... hummm, no, i've read The Mists of Avalon also a few ys ago...). I arrived to Neil Gaiman books by following his wife on facebook. i had no idea who he was, but just because i like her i took a chance into reading Stardust, actually listening to it even if I'd normally avoid books read by the author... wow... now I'm hooked... i loved EVERYTHING about it... what should I read next?

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