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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

What Members Say

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    Tyler IOWA CITY, IA, United States 11-02-12
    Tyler IOWA CITY, IA, United States 11-02-12
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    "Incredible performance of a fun story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Neil Gaiman gives an excellent performance of his own title. The story itself comes across almost as a series of mini-stories (which is more or less how it came to be if I understand correctly) wrapped in a larger and exciting adventure. Unfortunately, the story as a whole just barely misses the mark. Very fun story overall and an absolutely fantastic performance made it still be a great and highly-recommended experience to me.


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    Michele K. 10-30-12
    Michele K. 10-30-12 Member Since 2016

    Lover of many types of genres! Enjoy listening to family novels on long road trips and non-fiction on my commute.

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    "A Chilling Thriller - Good for the Whole Family"
    What did you love best about The Graveyard Book?

    The character development.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Bod was the best part of the whole story. I enjoyed hearing him grow up and learn about the graveyard and the world outside.


    Which character – as performed by Neil Gaiman – was your favorite?

    Silas.


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

    It made me laugh and cry. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great choice for an audio book.

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    Dana R. Holmes Tampa, FL USA 10-30-12
    Dana R. Holmes Tampa, FL USA 10-30-12
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    "[Insert "frightfully good" pun here]"

    There's nothing I can say about this book that someone else hasn't already said. Neil's narration is impeccable, the world-building and description are immersive, and I loved the characters immediately. I loved the tension in the story, and was glad that it was thrilling and suspenseful without being horrific or gory. That being said, I did see the "twist" coming from a mile off, but it's a children's book, so I can't really complain about that.

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    Judy Columbia, MO, United States 10-29-12
    Judy Columbia, MO, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVED this book!"
    What did you love best about The Graveyard Book?

    The characters are wonderful and the story is so creative! ---I didn't want the book to end!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was totally engaging!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Danse Macabre


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

    yes


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    Ann McKeever Tokyo, Japan 10-29-12
    Ann McKeever Tokyo, Japan 10-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Yummy Delicious FunFunFun!"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorites for entertainment.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nobody was a fascinating little guy, but his guardian was a cool dude.


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

    I listened to this book every day on my way into work. Then again on my way home and any minute I could find in between. It made my 2 hours of driving a pleasure.


    Any additional comments?

    If you lean a little toward the supernatural, you'll love love love this work.

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    Robin 10-26-12
    Robin 10-26-12 Member Since 2014
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    "So close to perfect..."

    I read this book in hard copy before I ever downloaded it and loved the story sooo much. I was pleasantly suprised at what a good narranter the author was having never heard his speaking voice before. The thing that absolutely killed me was the jarring music at ends and beggings of chapters. There were times when I considered stopping listening all together. The music was over-loud and actually played over the narrator in a few spots so he was hard to hear. Other than that I would give this audio presentation a perfect five stars.

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    Diana 10-14-12
    Diana 10-14-12

    Commuter Reader - Sci Fi, fantasy, comedy, history, and historical fiction.

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    "So glad I gave this a second try"

    When I first tried to listen to this book the murdered family at the very beginning really bothered me, and I just couldn't get into it. I read a few more of Neil Gaiman's book and decided to give this one another chance. So glad that I did, this is a very good book.
    I really hated to see it end and wanted to follow Nobody on more adventures and learning experiences.

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    Kit 10-10-12
    Kit 10-10-12
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    "Great intro to Gaiman"

    I've had lots of friends tell me about various Gaiman books, but never read or listened to any until I got this one for free. I will definitely to looking to get more. This subtly sweet and spooky story is great.

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    Mary Chicago, IL, United States 10-08-12
    Mary Chicago, IL, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved! Can't look at a grave yard the same way!"
    Where does The Graveyard Book rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was definitely a little more of a kids book but I loved it. Great read right before Halloween. Very likeable characters and by far the best reading performance I have had.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Graveyard Book?

    The descriptions. The book is not violent but still really scary!


    What does Neil Gaiman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This is definitely a book that is best via Audible. The reader is AMAZING and the music is great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think this book has a great beginning. It gets you interested immediately...and has alot of great mysteries. Loved this book!


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    Sean SOUTH JORDAN, UT, United States 10-05-12
    Sean SOUTH JORDAN, UT, United States 10-05-12

    Tell us about yourself! I am a 43 year old wanna be intellect. I love people doing things for me and i guess that includes my reading! My interests vary widely so this site is right up my alley....maybe too much so!!!

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    "One of the best fantasy books I have ever read!!"
    Would you listen to The Graveyard Book again? Why?

    Yes, So much detail I know I missed something


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's magical and scary and enthralls on every page.


    What about Neil Gaiman’s performance did you like?

    His accent and the way he portrays the voices....he literally loves hus characters and they love him back!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Two moments if u will allow...the moment he realizes his name is the name he has always had and when he says goodbye to his mother, eventhough Silas is my favorite character


    Any additional comments?

    Every character is so well developed i felt like i knew and know them. Isn't it great to know that some people understand that when the world sees us as nobody, nobody is actually what the world needs! I need "NOBODY", and nobody is my name too!

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