The original hardcover edition of a perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.
Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.
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Some authors shouldn't be the one to read for their audiobooks, but Neil Gaiman is not one of them. His reading brings the story into vibrant life, making the humor funnier, the tension thicker, and the tender moments more touching. I have never bought a book and considered buying the audio version as well--it has always been one or the other--until now. I can't recommend The Graveyard Book or its audio version highly enough. In fact, I think I'll start listening to it again right now.
Morbid fun for kids of all ages.
I was the kind of child who, would always pester my parents to take me to graveyards - so as an adult listening to this little story was an insanely satisfying pleasure. But what really makes the story is Neil Gaimans reading of it. If there’s an award for excellence in oral interp, he deserves it. Absolutely the best reading of a fictional story I’ve heard.
Having said that - if you are an adult buying this book for a timid or anxious young child - you probably ought to gibe it a listen yourself first, I think some kids might find it a bit intense.
the graveyard book by neil gaiman
this is the first book by the author I've read, and he is now on the list of authors to buy, an I will be getting his other books on itunes. an excellent blending of the spooky aspects of the graveyard, with the a little boy's viewpoint of his home and family as completely normal. the author in this case was an excellent choice to narrate his story. a very well written story, and the plot is intellegent and doesn't lose focus. on a very short list that I would recommend to everyone.