The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

  • by Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by Neil Gaiman
  • 0 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One day Nathan comes over with two goldfish named Sawney and Beaney. "I'll swap you them," says the little boy of the house. "What for?" asks Nathan. As it turns out, Nathan doesn't want anything that the boy and his little sister suggest for trading...not an old spaceship or even Clownie the clown. Finally, the boy has an idea, the kind of idea that changes the whole world: he decides to swap his dad. After all, the boy brags, his dad is as big as 100 goldfish and he swims better than a goldfish.Neil Gaiman's at his best in this hip, hilarious story for all ages about the perils of bartering family members.This audio is also part of The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection.

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What the Critics Say

"[Gaiman is] more than up to the task of reading his work with great style....He performs as a consummate storyteller." (Publishers Weekly)

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I just <3 Neil Gaiman's stories!

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Neil Gaiman is a master at his craft! I wish he read not only his own books but everything else, too.

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- Korie K "Bibliophile"

Cute story for kids ... and kids at heart

I never tire of listening to Neil Gaiman read his books. He had me giggling through this book - a short story with a bit of twisted humor.
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- SparklyShiny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio