The Graveyard Book Audiobook

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The Graveyard Book

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Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . . Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

Audiobook Details:

Release Date: Sep 30, 2008

Length: 07 hour(s) 43 minutes

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0061707414

ISBN-13: 9780061707414

Language: ENG

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Average Rating:

4.09 (95,450) includes ratings
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4 36,804
3 16,738
2 3,717
1 1,275
  • Jul 01, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    I’ve noticed that there’s been an increased interest in the macabre in children’s literature lately. Sometimes when I’ve had a glass or two of wine and I’m in a contemplative mood I try weaving together a postulation that ties the current love of violent movies into this rise in children’s literary... more...

    125 people liked this review.

  • Aug 08, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    This is how it usually goes with me and Neil Gaiman books:

    Scene: at the library.
    Picks up Stardust and reads back flap... thinks, "hey, this looks like a great book. What an interesting idea for a story..." When actually reading Stardust: bored.

    A couple months ... more...

    65 people liked this review.

  • May 24, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    5

    33 people liked this review.

  • Oct 16, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    3

    **SPOILER ALERT**

    This book was entirely mediocre. The plot was disjointed and very loosely woven throughout the story, and much of it didn't make any sense. Details (what few details there were) seemed to be added at the last minute to make later events in the story make sense. It's a... more...

    33 people liked this review.

  • Aug 02, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    and thats me finishing my last book for this class. and i managed to read it the same day i watched coraline, so im a little gaimaned out right now. this book was enjoyable - it is a little episodic-with-overarching- storyline number about a child living in a graveyard with the dead after a man slau... more...

    30 people liked this review.

  • Oct 06, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    2

    Disappointing. I first read an excerpt of "The Graveyard Book" as one of the short stories in "M is for Magic", a collection of Gaiman's short stories (4 stars, see review). And, that's just the problem: each chapter of "Graveyard" seems like a short story in itself, we... more...

    21 people liked this review.

  • Oct 12, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    At this point, if Neil Gaiman writes it, I'm going to read it. He's just that good and while "The Graveyard Book" isn't his best novel to date, it's still an enjoyable story and well worth the time.

    It's a dark sort of fairy tale, the kind of thing Gaiman has excelled at tellin... more...

    10 people liked this review.

  • Jun 18, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    5

    I pre-ordered this almost a full year before it came out. It was worth the wait.

    At first glance, The Graveyard Book reminded me of A Fine and Private Place by Peter S. Beagle. While I'm sure there's some Beagle in its parentage, the afterward mentions the Jungle Book as an inspiration.... more...

    9 people liked this review.

  • Oct 04, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    5

    Wow! Where to start. If you're a Gaiman reader, this book may remind you of a cross between "Neverwhere" and "Stardust". Which is a very nice similarity. If you're new to Gaiman, you won't go wrong starting here regardless of your age (NOTE: I would warn parents that the book beg... more...

    9 people liked this review.

  • Jan 19, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    First, a poorly devised Haiku Review:

    Ghosts are fantasy
    Carved deep from wishful thinking.
    More real than the real.

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    Gaiman's The Graveyard Book is new favourite of mine. The story is brisk, the writing whimsical, and the characters well-rende... more...

    8 people liked this review.