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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Lenny Henry, Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Elizabeth Bennett, Allan Corduner, Sean Baker, Tim Dann, Bela Fleck, Adjoa Andoh, Jenny Gannon, Dan Weyman, Daniel Brocklebank, A Full Cast, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Reece Shearsmith Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780062363565
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A brand-new full cast audio edition of a perennial favorite—The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold over one million copies. Special content in this edition includes the story behind The Graveyard Book, written and read by Neil Gaiman.

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal (the only novel to ever win both awards), the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult Book, and Audiobook of the Year. This full cast audio edition is performed by Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Reece Shearsmith, Lenny Henry, and an ensemble cast.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book by beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman is sure to enthrall listeners of all ages.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It takes a graveyard to raise a child. My favorite thing about this book was watching Bod grow up in his fine crumbly graveyard with his dead and living friends. The Graveyard Book is another surprising and terrific book from Neil Gaiman.”

    Audrey Niffenegger, New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

  • The Graveyard Book is everything everyone loves about Neil Gaiman, only multiplied many times over, a novel that showcases his effortless feel for narrative, his flawless instincts for suspense, and above all, his dark, almost silky sense of humor.”

    Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of Heart–Shaped Box

  • “After finishing The Graveyard Book, I had only one thought—hope there’s more. I want to see more of the adventures of Nobody Owens, and there is no higher praise for a book.”

    Laurell K. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter novels

  • The Graveyard Book, by turns exciting and witty, sinister and tender, shows Gaiman at the top of his form. In this novel of wonder, Neil Gaiman follows in the footsteps of long-ago storytellers, weaving a tale of unforgettable enchantment.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet, and very satisfying.”

    Washington Post

  • “As narrator, Derek Jacobi does the heavy lifting in this full-cast recording, with other cast members voicing characters’ dialogue. It all fits together seamlessly as listeners are swept, entranced and intrigued, into the magical story. Robert Madge sounds perfectly wide-eyed, curious, and boyish voicing Bod, the boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts. Miriam Margolyes’ considerable talents shine as Bod’s nurturing adoptive mother, Mrs. Owens, and as his teacher, Miss Lupescu. And Julian Rhind-Tutt is deliciously grave as Silas, Bod’s mysterious guardian. The cast is uniformly excellent, giving broad or subtle performances as appropriate, and the overall effect is to enhance the sense of the graveyard as a community, and of the dangers lurking outside it.”

    AudioFile

  • “A rich, surprising, and sometimes disturbing tale of dreams, ghouls, murderers, trickery, and family.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Wistful, witty, wise—and creepy. This needs to be read by anyone who is or has ever been a child.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Lucid, evocative prose and dark fairy-tale motifs imbue the story with a dreamlike quality…This ghost-story-cum-coming-of-age-novel as readable as it is accomplished.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • “Derek Jacobi leads an outstanding full cast in this new production of the 2009 Newbery Medal winner. Effective musical transitions build suspense as Bod/Nobody grows up among the benevolent graveyard inhabitants. Superb vocal interpretations of the many protagonists capture the elements of friendship, family, and murder. Gaiman concludes with a description of the story’s origin.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

  • The Graveyard Book is sure to become a book to last the ages.”

    Bookmarks

  • The Graveyard Book manages the remarkable feat of playing delightful jazz riffs on Kipling’s classic Jungle Books. One might call this book a small jewel, but in fact it’s much bigger within than it looks from the outside.”

    Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn

  • The Graveyard Book is endlessly inventive, masterfully told and, like Bod himself, too clever to fit into only one place. This is a book for everyone. You will love it to death.”

    Holly Black, co-author of The Spiderwick Chronicles

  • “This is, quite frankly, the best book Neil Gaiman has ever written. How he has managed to combine fascinating, friendly, frightening, and fearsome in one fantasy I shall never know, but he has pulled it off magnificently—perfect for Halloween and any other time of the year.”

    Diana Wynne Jones, author of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci

  • “I wish my younger self could have had the opportunity to read and re-read this wonderful book, and my older self wishes that I had written it.”

    Garth Nix, author of The Abhorsen Trilogy

  • Winner of the 2009 Newbery Medal
  • Winner of the 2010 Carnegie Medal for Literature
  • Winner of the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2009 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Shortlisted for the 2009 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel
  • Finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature
  • Winner of the 2009 Indies Choice Book Award: Young Adult Book of the Year
  • A 2008 New York Public Library Book for Teens
  • A 2008 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction
  • A #1 Selection for the Fall 2008 Kids’ Indie Next List
  • A 2009 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Distinguished Achievement in Production
  • A 2015 School Library Journal Top Pick of Summer Audiobooks
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2014
  • Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Children's Title Narration (Ages 8–12)
  • Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Multivoiced Performance
  • A 2009 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Children’s Literature
  • A 2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2008 Booklist Editors’ Choice for Youth
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Children in 2008
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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.

About the Narrators

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.

Allan Corduner is a voice, film, and theater actor who has worked in London’s West End and on Broadway. He has also appeared in several BBC Radio 4 plays, including The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and Insignificance. His narration includes The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Garth Nix’s Keys to the Kingdom series.

Adjoa Andoh is a two-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration. She is an actress of British film, television, stage, and radio. She is known on the UK stage for lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre, and she is a familiar face on British television. She made her Hollywood debut starring as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff Brenda Mazikubo alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.

Clare Corbett studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. After winning the Carlton Hobbs audition she was chosen to be on BBC Radio. After leaving BBC she went on to narrate several children’s books, including Over the Moon, I Rule Dogsbottom School, and Boy Beware. Recently she has transitioned into reading young adult novels, including many installments in the Doctor Who series.

Miriam Margolyes received the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence. She was the voice of Fly the dog in Babe and appeared in Ladies in Lavender with Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. In 2002 she played the role of Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Andrew Scott is an Irish film, television, and stage actor. On stage, he is best known for his performance in A Girl in a Car with a Man, for which he won a Laurence Olivier Award. On television, his notable roles include his BAFTA Award–winning portrayal of arch-villain Jim Moriarty in Sherlock.

Julian Rhind-Tutt is an actor and voice artist. His audiobook narrations have earned five AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His film appearances include roles in The Madness of King George, The Saint, Les Misérables, Notting Hill, and Tomorrow Never Dies, while his television credits include Reckless, Dangerfield, and Richard II. His stage work includes Editing Process, The Way of the World, Catherine Howard, and as the Duke of York in The Madness of George III. He is also the recipient of the Carlton Hobbs Award from BBC Radio.

Emilia Fox has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. She is an acclaimed and award-winning actress, most notably played the title role in the play Katherine Howard at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and Clara Copperfield in a television movie production of David Copperfield. In 2004 she began playing pathologist Nikki Alexander on the television series Silent Witness. In 2006 she garnered much praise for her role in the independent comedy-drama Cashback.

Lenny Henry began his career in the entertainment industry in 1975 and since then has gone on to appear in such programs as The Lenny Henry Show and Chef!.