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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman I recently had the great pleasure to listen to the audiobook version of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. This audiobook won the 2009 Audie Award for Best Audiobook. The story itself won a plethora of awards including the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 2009 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel and even more award nominations. This whimsical audiobook, narrated by the author, is sure to delight older children, young adults and adults.I had read the print version of The Graveyard Book before. It tells the story of Nobody Owens, who was left in the care of the ghosts and other creatures of a very old graveyard after his parents' murder. The murderer spends years searching for Nobody, who is protected by his new family of ghosts, vampires and other graveyard creatures. Nobody eventually faces down his parents' murderer. This is a story of family, friendship and, ultimately, growing up.The audiobook, narrated by Gaiman himself, is delightful. Gaiman's performance is (predictably) perfect. I highly recommend The Graveyard Book in any format, but the audiobook is superb.Read this review and others on The Library Lass Book Talk Blog.