Trigger Warning

  • by Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by Neil Gaiman
  • 11 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things--which includes a never-before-published American Gods story, "Black Dog", written exclusively for this volume.
In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction--stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013--as well as "Black Dog", a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.
Trigger Warning explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion. In "Adventure Story"--a thematic companion to The Ocean at the End of the Lane--Gaiman ponders death and the way people take their stories with them when they die. His social media experience "A Calendar of Tales" are short takes inspired by replies to fan tweets about the months of the year--stories of pirates and the March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother's Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale "The Case of Death and Honey". And "Click-Clack the Rattlebag" explains the creaks and clatter we hear when we're all alone in the darkness.
Full of wonder and terror, surprises and amusements, Trigger Warning is a treasury of delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul from one of the most unique and popular literary artists of our day.


What the Critics Say

"Not every author is also a talented narrator, but Neil Gaiman is succeeding at mastering the art. It's a pleasure to listen to him deliver his new collection of short stories. He's clearly enjoying himself, and listeners will be carried along with his good cheer." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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It Triggered Me to Stay Up Late and Listen

I am not a patient reader or listener, and have to have an author that captures my attention quickly and maintains it throughout the novel. Neil Gaiman has not always been that author for me, although I have always thought his writing was above average. I just wasn't a huge fan.

I am a fan now.

I had previously read a Novella by Gaiman, but had not experienced his writing in the short story genre. Each story in this collection held my attention. The original storylines drew me in, and his narration of them was just as engaging. When the last story ended, I was waiting for the next one to begin, and was truly disappointed.

If you are a Dr. Who fan , "Nothing O'clock" is probably going to come in as a contender for first place. Lunar Labyrinth had excellent visual descriptions. It was which was the perfect mix of a little strange, a little creepy, and a little quirky.. three of my favorite ingredients in fiction. He narrated multiple characters in this selection especially well, and nailed their personalities. He is one of the few authors who can pull narrating his own work.

It is great when an author that the world adores puts a book in your lap that makes you suddenly feel like you are part the mainstream... a member of the club... one of the crowd. This Gaiman novel did that for me. It's the one I will be referring to when I say, " Neil Gaiman is the author of my favorite short story collection."

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- Jan

Either you get him or you don't? I Think?

I have never been a Gaiman Fan. I work with a guy who I respect, who loves Gaiman. Audible is always pushing him and he even has his own section of books, he recommends. All of his books go to the top of whatever genre audible puts him in, as soon as the book comes out. Some of the reviewers have orgasms over him. I love short story collections and always say, they are good to buy, cause if you don't like one story, there is always another one around the corner. So, I bought this and really thought I would enjoy it.

I got through maybe six stories after an hour long introduction, divided into about five parts. He introduces each and every story. The introduction in many cases, is just him being ask to write a story for some anthology. "I was asked to write a story for my good friend, so and so and this is the story." Not a single story was scary. The endings were often huge let downs. It might just be a cultural difference. I did like The Graveyard Book.

I though he was a great narrator. It is kind of hard not to like the man. He seems to be genuine and to be a very pleasant person, like someone you would enjoy spending time with.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio