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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (126,474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN: 9780061336225
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Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie—where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous—in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Eminently readable—a charming piece of work.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “A twisting, wondrous tale full of magic that only Neil Gaiman could have written.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Strange…marvelous…Stardust takes us back to a time when the world was more magical, and, real or not, that world is a charming place.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “A wonderful novel…A pleasure to read.”

    Denver Post

  • “Marvelous adventures…magical and fun.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “[A] tale about love, danger, friendship, magic, and adventure…a short novel that delivers big-time satisfaction.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • “Thrilling…Stardust reads like a mix between L. Frank Baum, the Brothers Grimm, and a Tim Burton movie script.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “A wonderful tale…mythic.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Sparkling, fresh, and charming. Superb.”

    Booklist

  • “The multitalented author of The Sandman graphic novels and last year’s Neverwhere charms again, with a deftly written fantasy adventure tale set in Victorian England and enriched by familiar folk materials.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of the 2000 YALSA Alex Award
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 1999 Locus Award Nominee
  • Winner of the 1999 Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Parker kernahan | 2/12/2014

    " whimsy, at it's enchanting best :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ardith | 2/11/2014

    " Neil is probably one of my favorites authors. I find his work infinitely readable, and it always resonates with me. This work is no exception. Brilliant, bittersweet twists on some very classic tropes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 2/5/2014

    " A fairy tale for adults. Gaiman has a way of portraying magic that few fantasy writers possess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ringoallavaniglia | 1/30/2014

    " Gaiman ha reso anche una semplice favola come questa una storia straordinaria.Il finale mi ha lasciato piacevolmente sorpresa..diretto e romantico! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvonne | 1/13/2014

    " Really imaginative and fun book. Not for the unimaginative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whiterabbit | 1/7/2014

    " This is an amazing Book! You see how imaginativ the Book is, if you see the film. I couldn'd believe, that this Little Book (250 Pages) can fill a film. But then I read the Book an saw the Film.... It's still unbelievable, how Neil gaiman can creat this overwhelming Story and all the characters and fantastic landscapes in so little words. The only thing I have to say: You have to read the Book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 1/2/2014

    " Magico, riesce a catapultarti nel regno della fantasia..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spring | 12/6/2013

    " just love neil gaiman's books "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 11/26/2013

    " Granted, I am not a fantasy reader but I did like the movie. This book had FAR more sex, violence and language in it than I would have expected from a YA book! No thanks, Neil Gaiman. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joe Clemons | 11/12/2013

    " I think i'll stick to his children stories. This one was disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 10/27/2013

    " This was such a dreamy read. Beautiful writing, the colors and creatures and characters and far-off places burst behind my eyes. I want to climb inside Neil Gaiman's imagination and live there with all the wonderful things. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Reem | 10/23/2013

    " unoriginal and uninteresting. gaiman was tremendously unsuccessful in creating a "fairy story for adults" and i hate him for promising one then failing so miserably. i'll stick to my tolkien, thanks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Decesaro | 10/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and the differences from the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Bates | 8/9/2013

    " Loved this book. So amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Gebhart | 7/8/2013

    " What can I say? Neil Gaiman does it again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doris | 6/8/2013

    " Better than the movie. I love his kid book about the sneeze. Oh I better go rate it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 5/14/2013

    " I enjoyed this story! If you've seen the movie, read the book. There are significant differences, but no spoilers! Have fun reading this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 2/10/2013

    " This is an inventive, Victorian fairy-tale adventure with lots of action and a real sweetness to it. Enjoyable (though not especially deeply-developed) characters, and a really layered plot, fresh and lush magical atmosphere, and a pleasure to read. "

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

    " I think I should have read this book before seeing the movie. I LOVED the movie and the book was really good but I think I would have been less objective if I would have done it the other way around. I think not knowing the story previously would have helped me better engross myself in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Davis | 5/23/2012

    " A delightful tale, told in classic fairytale style. I liked it better than the film, which changed a lot of the story, but the changes made sense for a cinematic story. Both film and book were good without being great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 5/16/2012

    " Very enjoyable. Some endearing and some evil characters with adventure, love and magic all sprinkled in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/7/2012

    " Gaiman is amazing. A simple story that drags you in because of the writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Fox | 2/27/2012

    " The story was fantastic but the best part of this book (for me) was the entry by Gaiman after the actual story. He talks about what led him into writing and shared his take in fairy tales. I've never "highlighted" and "noted" so much - ever! Just wonderful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizzie Sager | 2/6/2012

    " I read the book after the movie, but I love the movie so much that I think I hyped up the book a little too much. It's a fun and good read, but not my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasim | 12/28/2011

    " Falling in love with a star and getting to rule Stormhold. How much better could it get? A warm and short Saturday read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 9/4/2011

    " One of my favorite books. It's beautiful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 7/21/2011

    " I liked the movie much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 5/22/2011

    " This is the first book of Gaiman's that I read. Such a good storyteller! If you liked the movie you are sure to love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victor | 5/19/2011

    " a perfect blend of love and fantasy..Neil gaiman is awesome "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tennessee | 5/16/2011

    " I love the story, but having seen the movie prior to reading the book I prefer the movie. Usually it's the opposite, but there was something about the ending in the book that felt...less satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/14/2011

    " I was very impressed with the movie too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sprocket | 5/12/2011

    " Beautiful and Magical. Far more elegant than the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/9/2011

    " i liked the movie so much better...it had a lot more action and the ending was happy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/7/2011

    " A fun, quick read. A fairy tale for adults. Makes me want to see the movie again, although I know it's very different. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pratita | 5/6/2011

    " hanya bertahan hingga halaman 50 *shrug "

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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.