Kids on Fire: Neil Gaiman Reads His Stories For Kids

Audiobooks narrated by their authors can be hit and miss. Not every author is also a great reader. But when Neil Gaiman reads his stories for kids, he breathes singular life into them. Whether for long road trips or storytime before bed, these Neil Gaiman audiobooks are just the ticket for the whole family to enjoy.

Stardust (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $14.67/1 Audible credit for Audible members, $17.95 for non-members)

In the sleepy English countryside of decades past, there is a town that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. And immediately to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named.

Here in the town of Wall, Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. One crisp October night, as they watch, a star falls from the sky, and Victoria promises to marry Tristran if he’ll retrieve the star and bring it back for her.

It is this promise that sends Tristran through the only gap in the wall, across the meadow, and into the most unforgettable adventure of his life.


Odd and The Frost Giants (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $10.22/1 Audible credit for Audible members, $11.95 for non-members)

In this inventive, short, yet perfectly formed novel inspired by traditional Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman takes readers on a wild and magical trip to the land of giants and gods and back.

In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he’s had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy.

Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle – three creatures with a strange story to tell. Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined – a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.

It’s going to take a very special kind of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of gods, and end the long winter. Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever…Someone just like Odd.


M Is For Magic (4/5 stars, currently priced at $14.89/1 Audible credit for Audible members, $16.95 for non-members)

Here are stories to delight, enchant, and surprise you.

Best-selling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman here presents a breathtaking collection of tales that will chill or amuse readers and that always embrace the unexpected. Included are:

“The Case of the Four and 20 Blackbirds”
“Troll Bridge”
“Don’t Ask Jack”
“How to Sell the Ponti Bridge”
“October in the Chair”
“The Price”
“How to Talk to Girls at Parties”
“The Witch’s Headstone”


Coraline (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.77/1 Audible credit for Audible members, $14.95 for non-members)

In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it’s different…

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.


The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $6.85/1 Audible credit for Audible members, $9.95 for non-members)

Four of beloved author Neil Gaiman’s delightfully scary, strange, and hilarious children’s tales read by the author, now available unabridged. This collection includes:

“The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish”
An unforgettable story that will take listeners on a journey into the murky mind of a young boy and the perils of striking a bargain.

“The Wolves in the Walls”
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 charming fable of an exotic princess who refuses to speak currently exists only on Neil’s official website and has never been published in print or any other format.

“Crazy Hair”
Bonnie tries to comb the narrator’s crazy hair, where gorillas leap and tigers stalk, and is in for a surprise in this delightful rhyming tale.


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