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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,389 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Richard Mitchley Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Sell the cemetery? Over their dead bodies.... Not many people can see the dead (and not many would want to). Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can. And he's got bad news for them: the council want to sell the cemetery as a building site. But the dead aren't going to take it lying down... especially since it's Halloween tomorrow.

Besides, they're beginning to find that life is a lot more fun than it was when they were... well... alive. Particularly if they break a few rules.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthea Strezze | 2/17/2014

    " I read this a very long time ago, and then lost my copy. I need to find a new copy and reread it before I can do a real review, but the fact that I *want* to reread it says something. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 2/17/2014

    " Over the summer I like to read things to get for my nephew. This was my first shot at that this summer. It was a quick and easy read for me but not quite as spellbinding as I'd like it to be for Christmas gift. There were some interesting quips to ponder throughout the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shriya | 2/10/2014

    " Fabulous! Terry Pratchett reminds you of Rowling! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luisa | 1/29/2014

    " I really appreciated this Terry Pratchett book much more than the first Johnny one. It is a cute and fun story, easy to read and easy to finish. Johnny gets into the cementery and suddenly he's seeing dead people and is able to talk to them. Here's the catch though, the cementery is being knocked down in a few days to make way for an office complex. With their new found outside friend, the dead learn this and decide that they won't stand for it. Johnny starts to help them out as they try to save the cementery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sapote3 | 1/24/2014

    " A really wonderful book about history and memory and saving people. I liked this book a great deal and wish to reread it soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 1/23/2014

    " This was a great book--it reminded me of Neil Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book," but without the bit of scariness. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany Martin | 1/19/2014

    " This one is much better than the first Johnny book, but mostly for its references to Chesterton's statements on tradition and democracy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Zimmerman Carstairs | 1/19/2014

    " Cemeteries are for the living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paraskevi Oppio | 1/18/2014

    " Well, this is Johnny Maxweell #2. Still quite a good read, but the first book in the series is the best IMHO. But still this one is quite a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al Cormier | 1/5/2014

    " Though this is the second in the Johnny Maxwell series, it reads well as a stand-alone story. A quick read, it is a good YA in-between novel. Though the subject is sort of dark, Terry Pratchett keeps it light and enjoyable. There are even several good lesson quotes for all ages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megara | 11/27/2013

    " I love Terry Pratchett. The Discworld series is unbeatable! But his non-discworld books don't impress me all that much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 10/21/2013

    " As light easy read. No shocks or surprises. Well written and humorous with a solid conclusion. He avoids well-worn plots and leads the story in a very original direction. It is not difficult to understand why Terry Pratchett is so popular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Kahn | 8/24/2013

    " Laugh-out-loud funny and featuring one of the sweetest characters in children's literature. This one can stand alone, but read Only You Can Save Mankind anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia E Sherman | 6/22/2013

    " Great book. Fun to read. Young readers will enjoy this plot, and there is a great deal of movement within these pages. Now on to book 3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 6/18/2012

    " I laughed a lot. Dead people from the 1800's learning modern slang and idiomatic expressions is always funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monika | 4/28/2012

    " First part was awesome and this continuation is excellent. Apart from making fun of some Christian believes. Johnny and his friends is captivating and charming. Plus, Pratchett's witty way of writting makes it even better. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 4/27/2012

    " I think this would be a great book for the YA crowd. Inventively told, keeps you interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Poll | 2/29/2012

    " This was better than the first book with Johnny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andre | 1/23/2012

    " A graveyard book, with the Pratchett touch. This was done often and is here tackled well with the usual Pratchett wit and story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darceylaine | 1/23/2012

    " Good, but I liked the other 2 better. I like the whole "What is the nature of death and the afterlife" thing, and of course our young hero out to change the world. I was worried it would be creepy and horrorish, but of course it was much more thinky and not gross at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Foster | 11/20/2011

    " Again, weird book. Terry Pratchet writes good but weird books that make you think. "

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

    " Well, this is Johnny Maxweell #2. Still quite a good read, but the first book in the series is the best IMHO. But still this one is quite a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shriya | 4/28/2011

    " Fabulous! Terry Pratchett reminds you of Rowling! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 4/13/2011

    " I probably should remove a star for the ending which was, well, rather dead. Nevertheless, I am always charmed by Terry Pratchett. Gaiman's The Graveyard Book was better for story, but this had a little more thinking, more reality leaking out, between the lines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " No force so strong as the force of habit.Living must remember, dead must forget "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Agnieszka | 3/18/2011

    " It was still funny, don't get me wrong, but it's not Terry P. who was so brillian as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 3/7/2011

    " A lot like The Sixth Sense only funnier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bojojoti | 2/28/2011

    " This is the second book with Johnny Maxwell. I really like this boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthea | 1/28/2011

    " I read this a very long time ago, and then lost my copy. I need to find a new copy and reread it before I can do a real review, but the fact that I *want* to reread it says something. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 1/9/2011

    " This was better than the first book with Johnny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kate | 11/16/2010

    " I thought it was a very cute book, very amusing and a fast read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/21/2010

    " Why do I always forget how FUNNY Terry Pratchett is?? I've read a few of his Discworld books, and really enjoyed them. This is an easy read, light-hearted look at death and the after life for "post-senior citizens". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen | 7/5/2010

    " I keep trying to be a Terry Pratchett fan. So many people love his writing. Johnny and the dead started out pretty good but now I've gotten to the middle of the book and I've completely lost interest. Oh well, maybe my being a Pratchett fan is just not meant to be. "

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About the Author
Author Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was an English novelist known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and after publishing his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. He was the United Kingdom’s bestselling author of the 1990s and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide. In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his children’s novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998 and was knighted in 2009.

About the Narrator

Richard Mitchley is an actor and narrator who has appeared in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet…, The Black Adder, and Doctor Who