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The Wolves in the Walls: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection
The Wolves in the Walls: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection
The Wolves in the Walls: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection
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The Wolves in the Walls: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection

Written by Neil Gaiman

Narrated by Neil Gaiman

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house – and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it's all over. Her family doesn't believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out...

This audio is also part of The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection.

A HarperAudio production.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateOct 6, 2009
ISBN9780061987373
The Wolves in the Walls: The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection
Author

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the celebrated author of books, graphic novels, short stories, films, and television for readers of all ages. Some of his most notable titles include the highly lauded #1 New York Times bestseller Norse Mythology; the groundbreaking and award-winning Sandman comic series; The Graveyard Book (the first book ever to win both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals); American Gods, winner of many awards and recently adapted into the Emmy-nominated Starz TV series (the second season slated to air in 2019); The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which was the UK’s National Book Award 2013 Book of the Year. Good Omens, which he wrote with Terry Pratchett a very long time ago (but not quite as long ago as Don’t Panic) and for which Gaiman wrote the screenplay, will air on Amazon and the BBC in 2019. Author photo by Beowulf Sheehan

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Very enjoyable story of a brave and resourceful girl. The illustrations, with their mix of photos and drawings, were... odd. Odd and creepy and a little disturbing- so they fit excellently with the story. I like Gaiman a lot, and he didn't let me down here. I think it might be too scary for a bedtime story the first time, but after that? I can see it being demanded over and over!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Short and intriguing, with some scary and engaging moments, as with most of Neil Gaiman's stories, there's a good element of suspense, but ultimately it's more whimsy than anything else. A fun little book.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Lucy warns her parents and little brother that there are wolves in the walls of their house, but they each insist that the noise she is hearing is made by mice, rats, or bats. Then the wolves come out of the walls, and it is all over. Or is it? Fortunately, Lucy has to return to get her beloved pig-puppet and, at her prompting, her family also return. Now they are living in the walls...One of a number of children's book collaborations between author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean - other titles include Coraline, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish and Crazy Hair - The Wolves in the Walls features an engrossing and somewhat creepy story, and mixed media artwork that perfectly captures the atmospheric thrills of Gaiman's text. I really enjoyed this one, and (as always) appreciated Gaiman's understated sense of humor. The text here is quite extensive for a picture-book, making this more of an illustrated short story, so I'd recommend this one more to middle-grade readers, than to the younger children who usually consume picture-books. Needless to say, I'd also recommend it to Gaiman and McKean fans.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    A creepy children's story.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    What a quirky, nonsensical, scary-in-a-cute-way book by Gaiman! (Okay, so I'm not surprised!) I was intrigued by the thought of the wolves in the walls, and the pull-and-tug between the humans and the wolves in the house. I was fascinated by the illustrations, as well.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Lucy knows that there are wolves in the walls of her house, and as all of her family humoursly says, "When the wolves come out... Its all over!" Wonder what "it" is is among many playful questions about reality posed in this book. When the wolves do indeed come out, they eat all the ice cream and party in Lucy's house.This book makes kids laugh, is great for getting moderately creepy and has very interesting illustrations in a collage style. Great for showing new forms of illustration and for encouraging kids to tell weird, creepy stories, if that is their thing.