Coraline by Neil Gaiman audiobook

Coraline

By Neil Gaiman
Read by Neil Gaiman

HarperCollins, HarperFestival
3.61 Hours 1
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In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only different. The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there's another mother and father there who want Coraline to be their little girl. They want to change her and keep her with them. . . . Forever. Coraline is an extraordinary fairy tale/nightmare from the uniquely skewed imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A London Guardian Pick of Best Books of the 21st Century

Winner of the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella

Winner of the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella

Winner of the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers

Winner of the 2003 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction

A 2003 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novella

A 2003 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Best Children's Literature

Longlisted for the 2003 International Horror Guild Award

An ALA Notable Book for Children

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A New York Public Library Book for Teens

A Publishers Weekly Best Book

In Coraline's family's new flat there's a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall—until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only different.

The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there's another mother and father there who want Coraline to be their little girl. They want to change her and keep her with them. . . . Forever.

Coraline is an extraordinary fairy tale/nightmare from the uniquely skewed imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done.” New York Times Book Review
“Not since Narnia has the simple act of opening a door unlocked such a fantastic journey. And not since Alice tumbled down the rabbit hole has that journey been so splendidly strange and frightening. Walk through the door and you’ll believe in love, magic, and the power of good over evil.”  USA Today
“Inventive, scary, thrilling, and finally affirmative.” Washington Post Book World
Coraline is by turns creepy and funny, bittersweet and playful…can be read quickly and enjoyed deeply.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Rise to your feet and applaud: Coraline is the real thing.”  Philip Pullman, award-winning author of the His Dark Materials trilogy

Reviews

Reviews

by Marianne 9/13/2017
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One of Gaiman's Best

Most of us have seen the film, but “Coraline” is truly a treat in audiobook form. Author Neil Gaiman’s narration is excellent, as always, and the production (music, songs, etc.) adds the intended effect that so often alludes other audio books—amplifying the mood without caricaturing it. Best of all, Gaiman’s story is simply better than the screenplay. Here in his original text, Coraline is more feisty and complex; the Other Mother more chilling; the secondary characters better developed; the atmosphere darker yet just as whimsical. “Coraline” is one of Gaiman’s best, and I can honestly say, perhaps for the first time, the audiobook is better than the movie.
by Holly 9/13/2017
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A good listen

First off, I love the cover art for this book. That’s just a bonus, because I really like the story as well. Coraline just wants to play and have fun like every other kid, but her parents are too busy…or too indifferent. It’s hard to say sometimes. So when Coraline finds a door to a world much like her own, just better, she’s delighted. That is, until she realizes her “other mother” is rather evil. The characters in this book are unique and fun and well drawn, as is typical of Neil Gaiman characters. Coraline is a plucky heroine, and it’s quite a trip following her on her adventures. I particularly enjoyed the cat and was glad when he appeared throughout the story. Gaiman’s narration of his story is once again spot on, and the rats’ song is duly creepy. I think children and adults alike can enjoy this fantastical tale.

Author

Author Bio: Neil Gaiman

Author Bio: 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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.61
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English