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  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By KW on 05-10-2016

Neil at his best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-2016

Deliciously nuanced. Delicate tracery of links to things old, wild & powerful. Wonderful to hear it spoken aloud by Neil himself. Thanks!

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

A kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth from best-selling storytelling legend Neil Gaiman. A BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Anansi Boys, featuring an all-star cast lead by Lenny Henry, will premiere on Christmas Day 2017. Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Erin on 20-09-2016

Exhilarating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2016

Lenny and Neil and Anansi ... oh, and maybe tiger ... perfect combination.

Thanks and I must get myself a fedora that smells, only slightly and on damp nights, of cigar smoke.

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  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark - from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. It's about memory and magic and survival, about the power of stories and the darkness inside each of us. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical and imaginative!

  • By Isabelle on 31-05-2016

who knows what the soul knows? probably neil might ...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-2016

Neil makes your soul weep with joy and fear for things half forgotten and half remembered.

elemental story telling