I think we can all agree that we need a distraction this month. And lately, I have had a strong urge to revisit some of my favorite audiobooks by Neil Gaiman. Because not only is Neil Gaiman an amazing writer (I’m convinced he has magic powers), but he also narrates many of his own audiobooks. And his voice is so lovely and relaxing. My all-time favorite: Neverwhere (which was actually my first ever Audiobook of the Month!). So, this month, I thought I’d feature another one of my favorites:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Narrated by Neil Gaiman
7 hours and 43 minutes
The Graveyard Book is a clever retelling of The Jungle Book, set in a graveyard (in case you couldn’t guess). It centers around a small boy named Bod, who is raised by the inhabitants of the graveyard, and cannot leave because the man named Jack, the man who killed his parents, is still looking for him. In case you weren’t already sold, this book has one of my favorite first lines: “There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.”
But, seriously, this is an incredible book. I absolutely cannot get enough of Neil Gaiman’s voice. So the audiobook is a perfect way to experience The Graveyard book. Bonus: it’s great for kids, so it might be a fun distraction if you’re stuck home with children right now (I’d say probably appropriate for ages eight and up). But it’s also great for pretty much anyone. And trust me, Neil Gaiman’s voice is literally an anxiety cure, so you can’t go wrong with any of his books on audio – Stardust, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and, of course, Neverwhere are also really great options.
I’ll just be over here ignoring all the other audiobooks and listening to all the Neil Gaiman.
If you have a favorite audiobook, share it in the comments – I’m always looking for good audiobook recommendations.
Check out my favorite audiobooks of 2019 if you missed it!