• The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-30-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • 4.5 (781 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here's a fantastic ghost adventure story, laced with menace and humour. When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?
©2008 Neil Gaiman; (P)2008 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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Critic Reviews

"Thrilling, elegant and joyously macabre. You will love it to death." (Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles)
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By Felicity Fairchild on 06-18-10

A book by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman was one of my favorite authors. As I'm sure you have probally heard of Coraline, Stardust, American God......are some of his masterpieces. However The Graveyard Book might be the best book he has ever written. I mean seriously, the book got the 2009 Newbery award. I enjoyed it very much myself, as I'm sure most of you would too. By the way, the narrator was Neil Gaiman himself.

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By Tim on 09-05-09

Wonderful story, brilliant writing and narration

I read this after being tormented by the mediocre pulp of "Game of Thrones" and "Red Mars". What a relief to return to a real writer and storyteller, and one who can narrate his own work brilliantly as well. An enchanting story, believable and captivating characters, real imagination of an offbeat world so masterfully painted that you don't hesitate to suspend disbelief to enjoy it. The only downside is the fact that most of Gaiman's books are blacklisted by Audible's narrow-minded publishers, available only to listeners in the USA.

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By Mr. P Shaw on 11-25-08

I loved this

Not written a review of any other audiobooks on here but this was a great adults fairytale and read in a lovely way just like someone reading you a bed time story. I am new to Neil Gaiman and am already a huge fan. I would listen to this one again and again.

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By Justin Coyne on 12-01-08

Excellent

I wasn't 100% sure that this book would appeal to me, but I'm glad I bought it. Excellent story and the reading by Neil Gaiman was also excellent and added to the story. One of the best books I read/listened to this year!

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By KW on 10-05-16

Fantastic

A great, original and mysterious story that kept all of our family (Mum, 9yr old son and 7yr old daughter) entertained on our road trip.

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By Joshua on 06-17-15

MUST LISTEN

Having it read by the author is fantastic, he puts emphasis in all the right places and give the characters lives of their own.

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