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Publisher's Summary

Four of beloved author Neil Gaiman's delightfully scary, strange, and hilarious children's tales read by the author, now available unabridged. This collection includes:
"The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish"
An unforgettable story that will take listeners on a journey into the murky mind of a young boy and the perils of striking a bargain.
"The Wolves in the Walls"
Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house, and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. Her family doesn't believe her. Then one day the wolves come out.
This charming fable of an exotic princess who refuses to speak currently exists only on Neil's official website and has never been published in print or any other format.
"Crazy Hair"
Bonnie tries to comb the narrator's crazy hair, where gorillas leap and tigers stalk, and is in for a surprise in this delightful rhyming tale.
©1997, 2003, 2004 Neil Gaiman (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

Audie Award Finalist, Children's Titles for Ages up to 8, 2005
"[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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By T on 05-28-09

Great story and he is an excellent narrator, too

I myself listened to his book called, "Graveyard Book" and fell in love with the way he narrates story. When I was searching other books by him, came across with this and thought of getting this to our daughter(9 years old). She loved it, too. Now she is onto Graveyard Book. I think he is one of the best narrator! His voice leads you into the story! Highly recommended.

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By Annissa on 07-07-14

Great for kids in the car...

...and when the kids come out of the car, it doesn't have to be all over.

I was looking specifically for an audio version of "The Wolves in the Walls" but decided to go with this collection first because it was inexpensive and second because it had so much supplementary material. All of the stories are good and both my son and I love Neil Gaiman's reading voice. The surprise favorite part was the interview between Gaiman and his daughter at the very end.

The only complaint I have is there is no space left between the end of a story and the title of the next, which leads to a very jarring segue from story to story since it sounds like the title is simply a continuation of the last sentence of the previous story. A two-second pause wouldn't have gone amiss here.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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