Reader:Ellen Kushner and Full Cast Extras: An introduction by Neil Gaiman, which you can listen to below Short Review: Character-driven sweeping tale of court intrigue, thieves, and swordsmen read beautifully by many voices and accompanied by music and sound effects. Witty and funny, a great tale.
Short Review: An enchanting mythic fantasy about a woman searching for a cure or explanation for the mysterious ailment that is causing her feet to turn to glass, read beautifully by one of my favorite readers.
Reader: Allan Corduner
Short Review: This is absolutely a fantastic audiobook. When next I need to convince someone that audiobooks are worth considering, I'll recommend this book first. It's gorgeously written, and beautifully read. Moreover, it's a book that truly matters.
Reader: Kristoffer Tabori
Short Review: A novel I absolutely love, full of gorgeous language, beautifully-rendered characters, and entrancing history and myth. Tabori's reading is downright fantastic, and Eugenides remains one of the most talented writers of his generation. This is one of the best books I've ever read or listened to.
Reader:Steven CrossleyShort Review: A decent book with a major flaw, read beautifully by Steven Crossley. Connolly's book starts out as a promising depiction of the interior life of a bookish, depressed boy with apparently undiagnosed epilepsy and OCD. Unfortunately, it continues on into an all-too-familiar series of retellings of classic fairytales, several of which villanize women for no clear reason. I expected and hoped for more from the book itself. Thankfully, I truly enjoyed Crossley's narration, and allowed it to carry me through a book that otherwise left me scratching my head and feeling disappointed and maligned.
Reader:Neil GaimanShort Review: Neil Gaiman reads his Newbery Medal winning book beautifully. His nod to Kipling's The Jungle Book is just scary enough, intriguing, inventive, well-written, enchanting . . . it's downright wonderful. I loved Bod, Silas, Scarlett, Liza, Miss Lupescu, and the rest of the graveyard's denizens and rooted for them throughout the story. I miss them. I'll return to this book again and recommend it to adults and kids.