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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (136,962 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring …

In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it's different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Not since Narnia has the simple act of opening a door unlocked such a fantastic journey. And not since Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole has that journey been so splendidly strange and frightening. Walk through the door and you’ll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil.” 

    USA Today

  • “Inventive, scary, thrilling, and finally affirmative.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful…can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing.” 

    Philip Pullman, award-winning author of the His Dark Materials trilogy

  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • An ALA Notable Book for Children
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • Winner of the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella
  • Winner of the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella
  • Winner of the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2003 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction
  • A 2003 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novella
  • Longlisted for the 2003 International Horror Guild Award
  • A 2003 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Best Children's Literature
  • A New York Public Library Book for Teens

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Crystal Rose | 2/19/2014

    " Typically, I do not find myself reading children's books. I made an exception this time, and I am so glad I did. Needless to say, it is a very simple read and is not too long. The images are fantastic. For those who have seen the film, they are completely different. The overall plot is similar, but the individual scenes and characterization could not be more different. The book is pretty dark and is filled with odd and creepy images of Coraline's alternate reality (this is the best way to describe it without giving too much away). I would definitely say give it a read. I recommend it to readers ten and up- especially those that like being creeped out and/or enjoyed the film version. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Caelyn English | 2/14/2014

    " this book was not that good. it was so confusing too. so dont bother reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zoe | 2/12/2014

    " It is a very dark story, but a very well written one. I enjoyed it very much, but I don't enjoy other scary stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sergio | 1/24/2014

    " Originally I intended to read this to my daughters as a before-bed reading. However, since they had already seen the movie, both decided that it was too scary to read before sleeping. So I decided to read it myself. In short, I loved it. Well written, Mr. Gaiman captures the point of view of his main character so well that it could have easily been written by a girl like Coraline. All the characters are incredible, Mr. Gaiman focuses all of his efforts on the protagonist and the antagonist, and the secondary characters are exactly that, secondary. No fill in here, and no unnecessary side stories that detract from the main plot. And las but not least the story is fantastic, creepy and scary and incredibly satisfying. I highly recommend it, you won't be disappointed. "

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