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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,496 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Stephanie Leonidas Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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Raised in a family of circus performers, Helena's always dreamed of leading a more ordinary life. But when haunting music draws her into a strange and magical realm, one where anything can happen, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other side. Helena must rescue the realm from chaos in order to win back her own not-so-ordinary life.

MirrorMask is a breathtaking film written by best-selling author Neil Gaiman and brought to life through the vision of acclaimed artist and director Dave McKean. This original audio novella is Helena's tale in her own voice, a stunning and magical journey. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chloe | 2/14/2014

    " I highly recommend seeing the movie of this book. It was really inventive and absolutely beautiful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/9/2014

    " Wonderful dreamlike fantasy. Nice short quick burn. This makes me want to see the movie again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nilchance | 2/7/2014

    " Oh, so pretty. And I have no idea what the fuck was going on through most of it. *snerk* I can see where the directors were going when they called it a thematic sequel to Labyrinth, because it echoes a lot of the threads: inadvertantly sacrificing a loved one, being lost in a treacherous world to an inhuman but ultimately sympathetic villian, rebellious teenager grows up. The heroine getting caught up in her role as daughter freaked me out mostly because I'd read Coraline and dude, in a Gaiman story you KNOW that'll backfire. Good book, too short, made me happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/6/2014

    " This was such an interesting read and nothing that I expected it to be. Neil Gaiman has such an incredible imagination that never ceases to impress me. This book was such a quick read but with so much imagery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 1/28/2014

    " 2.5 stars. This is a Novella based on the movie of the same name. I think in this case, the movie's imagery and wonder didn't translate as well into the written form. Not a bad book (as I don't think Neil Gaiman can write a bad book) but my least favorite of his stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jax Goss | 1/26/2014

    " Absolutely gorgeous. No surprises there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thebruce1314 | 1/21/2014

    " An odd, but entertaining little book. Reminds me of stream-of-consciousness sort of writing, where the main character, Helena, takes us through her very odd dream. The artwork captures the mood of the story - lovely edition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clark Knowles | 1/3/2014

    " We got tickets to see Neil Gaiman in a few weeks and I wanted to read something of his (Gail is a big fan) so I picked this, as it seemed like a good, short introduction. I don't know if it was the books funky layout, or just a general unfinished quality to the story, but I felt outside the piece the entire time. Apparently, this edition is a mish-mash of original artwork and stills from the film, but the prose didn't seem specific enough to carry the weight without the images, and the images felt haphazard. That being said, there were a few really interesting characters and I'm thinking that I should give one of Gaiman's longer novels a chance--he has a wonderful story-telling mind, but this one felt more of a prose sketch. I want to see what he does when there are no images involved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 scarlettraces | 1/3/2014

    " i prefer gaiman when he's being solid and/or nasty rather than whimsical. also i like mckean's assemblage but was put off by his actual drawing in this. liked Wolves in the Walls a lot more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Hoisington | 1/1/2014

    " I found this book a bit confusing and difficult to follow. There were some interesting bits of plot, but, overall, I don't think the story held together well. I would like to see the film version and then perhaps reread the story to see if visual and auditory support might clarify the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meltha | 12/30/2013

    " This was just a marvelous piece of stream of consciousness, and how good to finally get a book about mother/daughter friction that doesn't say one side is entirely right and the other entirely wrong. "

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

    " I was disappointed when I realized the majority of the book would focus on her mirrormask dream. I thought her real life with a circus family was more interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 11/29/2013

    " very confusing and odd, but interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnsergeant | 10/9/2013

    " an excellent short story - suitable for adults and children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruthie | 7/21/2013

    " I can only give this 2 stars right now because I listened to it on audio, which I don't recommend - considering that it's an illustrated book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 4/22/2013

    " BOCD, decent, but I have read better Gaiman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward ott | 10/2/2012

    " Watch the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 9/10/2012

    " Mirror worlds, good mother, bad mother the stuff of myth and fantasy. As always, told by a master! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daria | 9/8/2012

    " Aaah, Gaiman is amazing in an extraordinary way that is so different than other fantasy writers. For some reason, I categorize him with Garth Nix. Weird. But anyways... great book - see the movie too! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shitpantsskidmark | 9/6/2012

    " Typical weird Neil Gaiman nonsense "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Snwleop | 7/27/2012

    " Good good stuff, short and intriguing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay Szpirs | 5/18/2012

    " Not Neil's best; maybe it works better if you've seen the film. Beautiful book design, great layouts and art. A darker Stardust, reminded me a bit of Planescape, for all you D&D fans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla Amon | 7/25/2011

    " Creative, whimsical, & definitely kept in theme with the feeling of the story being the retelling of a dream, but I've liked other books of his better than this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joeydag | 5/25/2011

    " I was confused by all the dream symbolism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 4/16/2011

    " Having never seen the movie, I thought I would check out this mish-mash of new art, writing, and movie stills. Fun. Really hard to go wrong with Gaiman. Maybe I'll check out the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruthie | 4/11/2011

    " I can only give this 2 stars right now because I listened to it on audio, which I don't recommend - considering that it's an illustrated book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J | 3/26/2011

    " it's like hitching a ride in someone else's dream. or drug trip. i really liked it, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 3/11/2011

    " Oh boy. What to say? I share a love-hate relationship with this book. It was amazing, creative, etc. On the other hand, this creeps me out as much as, if not more than, Stephen King's works. This book is just that strange. It left a bad taste in my stomach.
    But it was good. Oh so good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shitpantsskidmark | 1/7/2011

    " Typical weird Neil Gaiman nonsense "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/2/2010

    " A fairy tale novella, with a plot device somewhat like Coraline and other "Through the Looking Glass" adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thebruce1314 | 11/21/2010

    " An odd, but entertaining little book. Reminds me of stream-of-consciousness sort of writing, where the main character, Helena, takes us through her very odd dream. The artwork captures the mood of the story - lovely edition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leif Erik | 10/27/2010

    " More of a 3 1/2 star book but I'll cut the guy who came up with Stardust a lot of slack. Read like a rough draft or outline of a much larger project. Loved the illustrations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla | 8/23/2010

    " Creative, whimsical, & definitely kept in theme with the feeling of the story being the retelling of a dream, but I've liked other books of his better than this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 8/21/2010

    " i loved the randomness and illustrations and detailed characters and hidden morals "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina | 8/3/2010

    " The most immersive book I've ever read. Unputdownable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/26/2010

    " I really enjoyed the movie. As always, Neil does great writing and it was wonderful to see McKean's visual concepts in motion on the big screen.
    "

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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.