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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: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Reece Shearsmith, Lenny Henry, Elizabeth Bennett, Allan Corduner, Sean Baker, Tim Dann, Bela Fleck, Adjoa Andoh, Jenny Gannon, Dan Weyman, Daniel Brocklebank, A Full Cast Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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

  • “Neil Gaiman fans, rejoice! There are now two wonderful versions of The Graveyard Book to listen to. 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)

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

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  • 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

  • A 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2014
  • Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Children's Title Narration (Ages 8–12)
  • Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Multivoiced Performance
  • 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
  • A 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Literature
  • Winner of the 2009 Indies Choice Award: Young Adult Book of the Year
  • A 2009 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Children’s Literature
  • A 2008 ALA Notable Book for Children
  • 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
  • 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
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About the Narrator

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!.