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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,336 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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Stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you.

Bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that may chill or amuse readers—but always embrace the unexpected. Collection includes:

"The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds," "Troll Bridge," "Don't Ask Jack," "How to Sell the Ponti Bridge," "October in the Chair," "Chivalry," "The Price," "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," "Sunbird," "The Witch's Headstone," "Instructions"

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fine collection of previously published short stories. Although Gaiman’s prose skill has improved markedly since the earliest stories included here, one constant is his stellar imagination, not to mention his knack for finding unexpected room for exploration in conventional story motifs…Collectors will be pleased to note the inclusion of several stories that were previously published in the now hard-to-find collection Angels & Visitations. Also of note is fan favorite “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” which has been nominated for a Hugo Award for 2007…This volume is an excellent reminder of his considerable talent for short-form prose.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Science fiction and fantasy fans will find much to delight them in this wealth of finely crafted stories.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Creepy, funny, and clever.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Short stories are sometimes a hard sell to middle school and high school students, but this collection has something for everyone.”


  • “The tales vary from scary to funny to melancholy, but they are all beautiful, with just enough story to satisfy and be complete while still leaving room for imagination to wander…Gaiman knows how to drop a reader into a world in one paragraph and keep the pages turning until the end, neither giving too much detail to spoil the pace nor too little for the reader to get a sense of the place…All together, they comprise a great selection of stories for younger readers—it gets scary but not too scary or graphic.”


  • “These tales are a definite step up in sophistication from Coraline and will repay older readers handsomely.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This well-chosen collection is sure to create a new generation of Gaiman fans who will not need to understand all the allusions to enjoy the stories.”

  • “Though the collection is thematically diverse, it’s unified by Gaiman’s masterful ability as a storyteller. Talented at creating voices to express his sometimes dark sense of humor, Gaiman has terrific pacing and savors the words he speaks, qualities that concentrate his listeners’ attention on his unique prose. His affection for all of his characters results in a magical production.”


  • An Audie Award Finalist
  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Holly | 2/16/2014

    " I'm not sure why I put a hold on this book at the library. I thought someone had recommended it, but I guess not. Anyway, after reading one chapter, I didn't appreciate all the alcohol and sexual inuendos in this teen book. It also just seemed like fluff, so I don't want to spend the time on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Darceylaine | 2/3/2014

    " This is a re-anthologization of some of Gaiman's short stories now collected for young adults. There seem to be only 1 or 2 I havn't read before. I still love "How to Talk To Girls" that one is awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/24/2014

    " a nice collection of short stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sara | 1/24/2014

    " Grande, mitico, insuperabile Neil! "

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