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3.7741935483871 out of 53.7741935483871 out of 53.7741935483871 out of 53.7741935483871 out of 53.7741935483871 out of 5 3.77 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN: 9780060818241
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Four of beloved author Neil Gaiman's delightfully scary, strange, and hilarious children's tales read by the author, now available unabridged. This collection includes:

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish: An unforgettable story that will take readers on a journey into the murky mind of a young boy and the perils of striking a bargain.

The Wolves in the Walls: Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house -- and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. Her family doesn't believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out.

Cinnamon: This charming fable of an exotic princess who refuses to speak currently exists only on Neil's official website and has never been published in print or any other format.

Crazy Hair: Bonnie tries to comb the narrator's crazy hair -- where gorillas leap and tigers stalk -- and is in for a surprise in this delightful rhyming tale.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Gaiman] performs as a consummate storyteller.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “This collection demonstrates a range of creative energy that will appeal to a wide audience. Gaiman is also a terrific performer who captivates listeners with his pleasant British voice, which is persuasively easy on the ear.”

    AudioFile

  • “A bittersweet, guffaw-out-loud story from the most distinctive partnership in picture books today.”

    Gaurdian on The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

  • “Gaiman does here for the older picture-book set what he did for middle-grade readers with last year’s Coraline, crafting a tale of surreal and sinister adversaries who are bested by a young girl’s determination to set her world to rights. Slyly deadpan, rich in language and wordplay.”

    Kirkus Reviews on The Wolves in the Walls

  • A 2005 Audie Award Finalist
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Rowe | 2/15/2014

    " Wonderful stories and rhymes for children, narrated by the author who is an excellent storyteller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ari | 2/15/2014

    " I love Gaiman's writing style, his storytelling, and his voice. This audio CD is just candy for the ears! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniellecourtney | 2/4/2014

    " WONDERFUL! In the truest sense of the word. A perfect mental getaway while driving, and yet still brain-stimulating and fun. Makes me want to be a children's book author! The narrator is actually the author himself, so the inflections and stresses are spot on, along with the voice changes for each character. It's good to be read to. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Canny | 1/31/2014

    " Some very fun short stories and a very funny poem about crazy hair, all read by the author, and an interview with Neil conducted by one of his daughters. Great for a light pick-me up listen or for listening with your kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missie | 1/18/2014

    " The only thing as good as a Neil Gaiman storybook illustrated by Dave McKean is Neil Gaiman reading a Neil Gaiman storybook. The interview is just about the cutest thing ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thalia | 1/12/2014

    " Aaah, I could listen to Neil Gaiman's voice all day long. He should make a living recording audiobooks... And Maddy's interview with her father is adorable. "

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

    " He's a great story teller, but some of his stories are too off-the-wall for me. If you like Neil Gaiman you will love listening to him tell some of his stories with an added interview at the end conducted by his daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/28/2013

    " Neil does an extraordinary job narrating these stories! Your kids will love them, but so will you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/14/2013

    " Cute. Having Gaiman read the stories makes up for not getting to enjoy the artwork in the books (these are his readings of some of his children's books). Short, but you gotta love the hilarity of Gaiman's stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/1/2013

    " Interesting take on children's stories by a favorite Scifi/fantasy author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark Terry | 11/17/2013

    " I really like Gaiman. Really, really like Gaiman. Unfortunately, listening to an audio presentation of a collection of his children's books that are heavily dependent on visual artistry is not the best way to experience these stories. These are awesome stories; get the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 10/26/2013

    " children's audiobook fiction. Neil Gaiman's reading of the Graveyard book made me a fan of his narrative prowess, and this is another stellar example. Listeners get an extra treat at the end in which Neil is interviewed by his daughter about his writing processes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 10/22/2013

    " Great collection of short stories and a poem to listen to over and over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 10/22/2013

    " Loved, LOVED "Crazy Hair". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maia | 10/12/2013

    " I love all of the Neil Gaiman books that I read. I liked this one a lot because I got to hear it read the way it was meant to be read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 10/6/2013

    " 3 fun short stories for kids and one Seuss-like poem... which is described as a rhyming tale on the cover... but it's still poetry to me! Anyway... it's a quick listen... read by the author... and tons of fantasy fun! Thanks Emily! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 8/23/2013

    " Loved it. I really enjoy Neil Gaimans short stories - especiall on cd when he reads them himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 N_hannahkang | 2/4/2013

    " I listened to the audio version - Neil Gaiman reads four stories. It was wonderful - I want to share the audio version with my niece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete Guion | 10/2/2012

    " A great set of readings from Neil Gaiman. He has great stories and reads them very well. Definitely worth a listen to. And if those aren't enough, the interview his daughter has with him at the end is fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 8/22/2012

    " The two books out in print are on here, but an excellent treat is Cinnamon, which reminds me of old time fairy tales. My daughter also loved the poem Crazy Hair. Well worth having for car trips or even just listening at home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anastasia | 5/19/2012

    " i did not read it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi Gasinski | 12/27/2011

    " Hearing Gaiman read his own work really brought another level to the pieces that I already knew and loved. I enjoy listening to this collection in my car and while relaxing on vacation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron (Typographical Era) | 12/10/2011

    " Listened to this today with Olivia. She really enjoyed "The Wolves In The Wall" and I dug "The Day I Swapped My Dad". The bonus bit with Neil's daughter interviewing him was fun as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 5/17/2011

    " Written for an American audience

    Reference to Beowulf in the novella from the American gods

    Could not be used at school -language is offensive "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 5/15/2011

    " He can do no wrong...if you are a true Gaiman fan, you know exactly what I mean! This collection is one of my personal favorites of chilling, scary, strory-telling that involves you as the reader in the middle of Gaiman's worlds. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simone | 5/8/2011

    "
    Good. I liked many of these. I have problems with short story collections, because by the end I sort of just want to be done and I like O.D. on them. Still I like Gaiman's writing. I wouldn't start with these stories, I would read something else first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dante | 4/29/2011

    " Suffers the fate of most collections; one falls in love with some stories while other are just a passing fancy or doomed from the start. Some of the juxtapositions of stories were clunky, but as usual, lots of imaginative concepts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 4/11/2011

    " So far a lot of great stories. I prefer short story books with a variety of authors, but Gaiman is one of the great ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Webbp | 4/10/2011

    " Collection of short stories that are good light reading. Highly recommend "October in the Chair" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy | 4/8/2011

    " This was an audiobook, and he was doing his own reading. He is a very talented reader as well as a good writer. I liked his writing style very well, but the stories were a little creepy and I don't need more stress in my life right now. I didn't finish the book. "

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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.