Neil Gaiman Reads The Graveyard Book, His Award-Winning Kids Fantasy Novel, Chapter by Chapter

In 2009, Neil Gaiman won the New­bery Medal for The Grave­yard Book, a pres­ti­gious prize giv­en to “the author of the most dis­tin­guished con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can lit­er­a­ture for chil­dren.” The Amer­i­can Library Asso­ci­a­tion, the orga­ni­za­tion that bestows the award, called The Grave­yard Book a “deli­cious mix of mur­der, fan­ta­sy, humor and human long­ing,” and cit­ed its “mag­i­cal, haunt­ing prose.” You can savor that prose by watch­ing the playlist of videos embed­ded above. Dur­ing the book tour for The Grave­yard Book, Gaiman read a dif­fer­ent chap­ter at every stop, and his pub­lish­er, Harper­Collins, record­ed the read­ings and made them avail­able online. If you have rough­ly eight hours of free time, you can watch the read­ing from start to fin­ish.

We have more Gaiman read­ings in our col­lec­tion of Neil Gaiman’s Free Short Sto­ries. You can also find the read­ing on our list 1,000 Free Audio Books: Down­load Great Books for Free.

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