The Graveyard Book

Version: Unabridged
Author: Neil Gaiman
Narrator: Neil Gaiman
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: October 2008
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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The original audiobook edition of the acclaimed novel, read by the author! The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel ever to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.

Nobody Owens is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.

Reviews (15)


Written by Anita M on September 22nd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Such a fun wonderful story and read so beautifully, I recommend to everyone and anyone who is looking for a fun enjoyable memorable story!

Written by Desiree K on September 10th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic! Thank you Neil Gaiman! I will be listening to everyone of your books!

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Written by Maria G on June 18th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really enjoyed the book and binge listened to it. Very funny, but also gripping. The narrator is doing a great job bringing the different characters to life. Love the different accents.

Written by Ekaterina U on April 24th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic narration and wonderful book. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Written by Kelsie Kitzul on December 7th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What an amazing voice! I love it when the writer narrates.

Written by Golnar Tabibzadeh on November 18th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I am becoming a great admirer of Gaiman after all! I was very happy to find out more about his perceptions over facts and truth in 'The view from the cheap seat'.

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Written by Jennifer Dion on November 7th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great Book, great narration by Neil Gaiman, he is a magical storyteller! My son loved the book as well, but I found that I enjoyed it equally as much!

Written by Nichole Wulf on September 25th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I originally picked this for my 10-year old son and me during a summer road trip. I ended up listening to it by myself. Loved it! Super engaging and a quirky plot. Would love to read and or listen to other books by Neil Gaiman.

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Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on May 27th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I listened to the audiobook, which is the only way to go with Neil Gaiman books--especially if he narrates. A quick read that clears the mind. Gives some scares and some laughs. I liked it.

Written by Joanna Kelly on October 28th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is just da best This is the best! Lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely lovely

Author Details

Author Details

Gaiman, Neil

Neil Gaiman grew up in England and, although Jewish, attended Church of England schools, including Ardingly College, a boarding school in West Sussex (South of England). During the early 1980s he worked as a journalist and book reviewer. His first book was a biography of the band Duran Duran. He moved from England to his wife's hometown in the American midwest several years ago. He and his family now live in a renovated Victorian farmhouse where (he says) his hobbies are writing things down, hiding, and talking about himself in the third person. More about him and his books below.

A professional writer for more than twenty years, Neil Gaiman has been one of the top writers in modern comics, and is now a bestselling novelist. His work has appeared in translation in more than nineteen countries, and nearly all of his novels, graphic and otherwise, have been optioned for films. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers.

Gaiman was the creator/writer of the monthly cult DC Comics series, "Sandman," which won him nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including the award for best writer four times, and three Harvey Awards. "Sandman #19" took the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to be awarded a literary award.

His six-part fantastical TV series for the BBC, "Neverwhere," was broadcast in 1996. His novel, also called "Neverwhere," and set in the same strange underground world as the television series, was released in 1997; it appeared on a number of bestseller lists, including those of the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Locus.

Stardust, an illustrated prose novel in four parts, began to appear from DC Comics in 1997. In 1999 Avon released the all-prose unillustrated version, which appeared on a number of bestseller lists, was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of the year, and was awarded the prestigious Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults.

American Gods, a novel for adults, was published in 2001 and appeared on many best-of- the-year lists, was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, and won the Hugo, Nebula, SFX, Bram Stoker, and Locus Awards.

Coraline (2002), his first novel for children, was a New York Times and international bestseller, was nominated for the Prix Tam Tam, and won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, the BSFA Award, the HUgo, the Nebula and the Bram Stoker Award.

2003 saw the publication of bestseller The Wolves in the Walls, a children's picture book, illustrated by Gaiman's longtime collaborator Dave McKean, which the New York Times named as one of the best illustrated books of the year; and the first Sandman graphic novel in seven years, Endless Nights, the first graphic novel to make the New York Times bestseller list.

In 2004, Gaiman published the a new graphic novel for Marvel called 1602, which was the best-selling comic of 2004, and 2005 saw the Sundance Film Festival premiere of "MirrorMask," a Jim Henson Company Production written by Gaiman and directed by McKean. A lavishly designed book containing the complete script, black and white storyboards, and full-color art from the film will be published by William Morrow in early 2005; a picture book for younger readers, also written by Gaiman and illustrated with art from the movie, will be published by HarperCollins Children's Books at a later date.

In Fall 2005, Anansi Boys, the follow-up to American Gods, was published.