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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9780062291233
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In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion . . . and anything is possible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders—where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control," and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks. Explore a new reality, obscured by smoke and darkness yet brilliantly tangible, in this extraordinary collection of short works by a master prestidigitator. It will dazzle your senses, touch your heart, and haunt your dreams.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “These stories leave lasting impressions.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The intriguing world behind these pages is indeed smoke and mirrors, just a step or a word or a story away from our own.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aeon815 | 9/18/2017

    " I love Neil's work. I love his short stories the most. And this is a great collection of great stories from a great writer. He is also an incredible orator and it makes it that much more enjoyable to hear him read his own work. Highly recommended if you like Gaiman's writing style. "

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About the Author
Author Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Norse Mythogy, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Anansi Boys, and others, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. His novel American Gods aired as a TV series in 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.