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A captivating collection of fiction from one of the world's most beloved writers, Neil Gaiman, chosen by those who know his work best: his listeners. Introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James.

With a writer as prolific as Neil Gaiman, where do you begin? Or how do you know what to try next? Spanning his career to date, this collection of ambitious, groundbreaking and endlessly imaginative fiction will be your guide.

Curated within this book are nearly 50 of Gaiman's short stories and novellas, interposed with excerpts from his five novels for adults - Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys and The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

It is both an entryway to his oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to time and again. Start where it suits you. There aren't any rules.

©2020 Neil Gaiman (P)2020 HarperAudio

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  • Chris
  • 26-01-2021

Wonderful

A fantastic selection of short stories read wonderfully by the author, I can see me dipping into this for my favourites again and again.

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  • olympian
  • 16-05-2021

Intriguing and delightful range of stories

I really enjoy Neil Gaiman's style of storytelling, and the way he weaves his worlds. Hard to describe really, but I found pretty much all the stories in the collection enchanting and interesting in their own ways.

Narration by the author was a delight as always.

If you have read / listened to Fragile Things then some of the stories will be familiar, but it's not necessarily a bad thing to repeat them, and there are enough different stories that I'd still recommend this collection even if you have read fragile things or another collection recently.

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  • T. Coia
  • 11-11-2020

I cannot be happier this exists

I've only just gotten into Gaiman's stuff. This could not have come along at a better time. There is something simply special about it. I cannot thank him enough.

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