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Publisher's Summary

Here is a stunning collection of short stories by the acclaimed fantasy writer. The distinctive genius of Neil Gaiman has been championed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King.

These stories will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination, and move you to the very depths of your soul. This extraordinary compilation reveals one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers.

©2006 Neil Gaiman (P)2006 Headline Audiobooks

What the critics say

"Gaiman has a deft touch for surprise and inventiveness, and there are inspired moments." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Gaiman again proves himself a perverse romantic, heir not only to Poe and Baudelaire but to the breathless Pre-Raphaelites....The collection also boasts lush prose...and a winning faith in the enchantment of stories. Expect the unexpected. Then savor the luscious chills." ( Kirkus)

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Another Amazing Journey

Neil Gaiman has the blessed and amazing ability to transport his readers to new, and old lands. To walk alongside old familiar characters, and to intrigue with new friends. this will definitely be a book I revisit for many of the stories within.

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  • Jean
  • 2012-02-21

Confusing

Although Neil Gaimon is one of my favourite authors, Fragile Things was not one of my favourite audiobooks. Unfortunately, I couldn't keep track of where one story ended and another began. There were no obvious breaks and I just kept getting lost. I eventually gave up trying to listen and bought the book in paper.

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  • 2008-11-19

Hard to listen to

Hard stories to listen to. They're packed with info for one thing. And there aren't good breaks between stories. I often wondered if I was still on the previous story or a new one.

Still, there are some excellent stories in here, and I thoroughly enjoyed some. The author also has an excellent voice, which was a pleasure to listen too.

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  • Cassie
  • 2016-06-03

Amazing as both an author and a narrator.

I love Neil Gaiman's works so cute and dark. An amazing mix of short stories from a great author.

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