• Stardust

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-17-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Headline Audiobooks
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (15 ratings)

Regular price: $17.05

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Editorial Reviews

Eloquent, engrossing and fabulous – Stardust, written by award-winning English author and screenwriter, Neil Gaiman, is a modern fiction unabridged audiobook with hints of a contemporary fairytale, perfectly narrated by Gaiman himself. Now also a major Paramount Pictures film with a star-studded cast. This enchanting story is set at the very blossoming of the great Victorian era and follows the tale of one young man and his impossible quest to capture a shooting star in order to have the heart and the hand of his one true love. This book is immensely enjoyable. Download from Audible now.
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Publisher's Summary

In the English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian era, life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall. Tristan Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester, but she is as distant as the star they see fall from the sky one evening. For the prize of Victoria's hand, Tristan vows to retrieve the star for his beloved. It is an oath that sends the lovelorn swain over the town's ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining. Stardust is now a Paramount Pictures film starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, David Walliams, Ricky Gervais, and Peter O'Toole. It was directed by Matthew Vaughn and adapted for the screen by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman.
©1999 Neil Gaiman (P)2006 Hodder and Stoughton Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Gaiman's silver-tongued narration vividly brings this production to life. Like the bards of old, Gaiman is equally proficient at telling tales as he is at writing them, and his pleasant British accent feels like a perfect match to the material." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Phil Sutherland on 06-10-17

Delicious

The book is a much more nuanced tale than the movie, but equally delightful and beautifully read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By E. Robson on 12-12-14

Brilliant Listen BUT

Any additional comments?

I always enjoy Neil Gaiman and was happy to find one of his 'children's books for my daughter. Two sex scenes and the f word later and I think we can definitely say. While a fantastic fairy story it's not one for your eight your old to go to bed with. I have called Audible about their categorisation of this title.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Beccameriel on 12-08-14

A proper fairy story

One of my favourite books, expertly read by one of my favourite authors. Stardust is one of my comfort blanket reads when I'm feeling a bit down. A proper old-fashioned fairy tale in that it deals with sex and death - if you've read the original Grimm's fairy tales then you will know that this is completely traditional and like all fairy tales it's actually about growing up and finding out who you really are. Unlike traditional fairy tales it's also funny and quirky and full of references to other stories. Also one small, entirely, justified bit of swearing if that sort of thing bothers you.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-30-17

A ripper yarn

I loved the film, so when I found this audiobook quietly mouldering on Audible's catalogue, I took a chance and bought it. Ok, there's some pacing issues dealt with in the film that really improve the final stages of the narrative. But the book should be read as standing alone, I think, and as such reads as a great story in its own right. It is a great yarn. The author, Neil Gaiman does a really good job on the narration too. I am so glad I bought this book. It was a real find. I wish I'd discovered this writer years ago. I have to make a couple of criticisms though. Please work on the levels in the audio recording. I listen to books in the car and it is annoying when I have to keep lowering and raising the volume, even if it is only a little bit. And two or three times throughout the book there is the sudden incursion of a galloping, transcendental, new age chime thing. What is it for? It drowns out the narration for a moment. But otherwise, this is an excellent book and a great audio production and would be cheap at double the price.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By neerav on 12-23-14

lovely faerie story

Lovely faerie story. Thumbs up, especially if you liked The Princess Bride book / movie by William Goldman.

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