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Fortunately, the Milk
Fortunately, the Milk
Fortunately, the Milk
Audiobook59 minutes

Fortunately, the Milk

Written by Neil Gaiman

Narrated by Neil Gaiman

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About this audiobook

"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.

"Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateSep 17, 2013
ISBN9780062305886
Fortunately, the Milk
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: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Charming. Neil Gaiman at his most whimsical. The illustrations by Skottie Young are perfect
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    When their Mum goes off to a conference, a brother and his younger sister are left at home with their absent-minded Dad. When there's no milk for cereal, Dad goes to the corner store to get some and takes absolute ages. When he returns he tells the tale of the epic quest he had bringing the milk back home.On just the right side of ridiculous, this children's book is a delight for all ages. Gaiman crafts an excellent adventure tale with plenty of humour that feels a bit Douglas Adams-esque and the illustrations by Skottie Young are utterly charming. Whether you're a kid, reading it to a child in your life, or reading it as someone who is no longer a child, there's plenty to enjoy.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    This was a cute, quick read. Definitely suited for younger readers, even ones who are maybe just learning to read, as this is a good one to listen to. The illustrations (done by Skottie Young in my edition) are really what make it. I'd love to see this as a larger book, with glossy pages and full color illustrations. I'm glad I have it for my collection, but it's not one I'll be rereading.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    A classic shaggy dog story. Enjoyable to read aloud with W and most likely I won't seek it out for another reading.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    We listened to this with the kids on a road trip this weekend, once in each direction.  The narrator is a boy whose Dad goes out to buy milk at the corner store and after a long absence returns with an outlandish tale of where he'd been.  His adventures include encounters with aliens in flying saucers, pirates, vampires, colorful ponies, and traveling as a companion to Professor Steg, a very wise stegosaurus. They travel through time, escape an erupting volcano, and never fail to hold on to the milk, all while on board a Floaty-Ball-Person-Carrier (a.k.a. a hot air balloon).  It's all delightfully silly and a good follow-up to our previous favorite audio book for road trips, Gaiman's The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, which very likely features the same family.  
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    I am eating dry cereal without the milk.