Telling Tales

  • by Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by Neil Gaiman
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of stories written and read by Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Neil Gaiman:
A Writer’s Prayer "was written shortly before I began American Gods. I knew the first two verses when I began it, and the conclusion was there when I reached it. This is why I love writing."
Harlequin Valentine "was originally written as a short story. Lisa Snellings made a Ferris Wheel with strange creatures in each car, and writers wrote stories, one for each character. I was given the showman, a little Harlequin who took people’s tickets."
Boys and Girls Together "was written in a hotel room in Boston. It rained outside, and I was certain I was telling the world something very important."
The Wedding Present "is a story hidden in my book of short stories, Smoke and Mirrors. Some people who have copies of Smoke and Mirrors have skipped past it, and do not know that it was there. Do not tell them."
The End "is the kind of thing I find on my hard disk from time to time – small, gentle apocalypses that I do not quite remember writing."

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DRUM SOUNDS

Amusing tales. Why is there an an annoyingly FULL 16 MINUTES of disconsantant drum sounds at the end? I kept expecting it to "break out into story" but it never did.
It spoiled it for me...leaving off a good listen with such a disquieting feeling.
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- Patty

Where's the content?

I was supremely annoyed by the waste of space for droning drums. I bought an audiobook, not a new age song. I love Gaiman's work, but I felt cheated by the lack of content in this program. I was so upset after listening that I really considered asking for a credit refund.
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- J. E. Porter "garden guru"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2010
  • Publisher: Neil Gaiman