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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: November 2003 ISBN: 9780060735562
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casie | 1/19/2014

    " This book is terrifying. How can this be a children's book? I nearly died of fright trying to get through it myself and I am a grown woman. But it was good. But it was SKEERY! I give it three stars for being a Stephen King novel parading around in a a children's book's clothing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Rueffer | 1/19/2014

    " Short but oddly creepy story of a girl who looks for something beyond her ordinary humdrum life of inattentive parents. She finds just that, but it is surely not what she hoped for. Great, well written tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 1/17/2014

    " Good book, much much MUCH better than the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yessica Dupont | 1/7/2014

    " Made into a movie but the book of course is better. Hard to believe this is a children's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyla Cleff | 12/28/2013

    " written so well! So creepy! I loved this because Coraline is so odd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cali | 12/15/2013

    " This book scared the CRAP out of me. Do Not read this unless you want to be afraid of la la loopsy dolls for the rest of your life. ( The button eyes...) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Izza | 12/8/2013

    " I'll come back with a review for this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esteban | 12/6/2013

    " She was right, no one is ever too old for this story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 10/19/2013

    " I had seen the animated film a couple of times before reading the book so I was quite familiar with the story but this did not detract one bit from this tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 5/16/2013

    " Quick, entertaining, and creepy. This book moves pretty fast, but paints some vivid scenes along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 1/22/2013

    " I love this book! So creepy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 WindGirl | 4/17/2012

    " It was amazing . loved it . even though it wasnt my fav but it was good :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tobias | 12/26/2011

    " Really interesting... Well written and enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Hajzak | 6/2/2011

    " Caroline and I listened to audio when she was 10. We loved it but we are open to "strange and unusual" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/23/2011

    " Interesting premise, as expected from Neil Gaiman. Interested to see how the movie relates.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 5/23/2011

    " Somewhat creepy but in a way u can tell was intended. I recomend it and its waaaaay better than the movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/22/2011

    " I just read this for the 2nd time a couple of weeks ago. This is by far the scariest book I've ever read; it creeped me out, gave me chills, and still kept me hooked all the way through. Definitely added to my list of favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faye | 5/22/2011

    " What. The fuck. Is wrong with Neil Gaiman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 5/21/2011

    " it was a good book but the movie doesn't stick to the book so much :[ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel | 5/19/2011

    " Coraline has been one of my all-time favorite books ever since I read it. One day I'll have children, and I'll to them from this book, if they are anything like me at all they'll love being creeped out as much as I did!

    WONDERFUL book for ALL ages!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paraskevi | 5/18/2011

    " Truth be told, I am a Neil Gaiman fan. I like his style, his ideas, and this short book was no exception. Although aimed at a younger audience, big children will appreciate it too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/17/2011

    " A wonderful modern fairytale for all ages. It's my first Neil Gaiman book and I loved it. Wanted to know what kind of books Amanda Palmer's husband wrote, and apparently they are the absolutely brilliant kind! I agree with Terry Pratchett - it is a masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 5/17/2011

    " Really great book, albeit somewhat short. Definitely a modern fairy tale, but not a Disneyfied one - think the sometimes gruesome originals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 V.E. | 5/17/2011

    " "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." -G. K. Chesterton

    Lemony Snicket and Terry Pratchett gave this book glowing reviews. I concur. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loni , | 5/15/2011

    " it was okay , not that great - th movie was great ! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 5/11/2011

    " Very quick and fun - and CREEPY! "

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About the Author
Author Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, and he has also penned many books for readers of all ages, including American Gods, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and M Is for Magic. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living postmodern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. He has written multiple New York Times bestselling books and is a Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus Award-winner. He has also worked in support of First Amendment rights and was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award in August 1997 by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his efforts. Born and raised in England, Neil now lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has somehow reached his fifties and tends to always need a haircut.