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M is for Magic

Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

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"
  • "Chivalry"
  • "The Price"
  • "How to Talk to Girls at Parties"
  • "Sunbird"
  • "The Witch's Headstone"
  • "Instructions"
  • ©2007 Neil Gaiman (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "Science fiction and fantasy fans will find much to delight them in this wealth of finely crafted stories." ( Children's Literature)

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    • Allie Cat
    • 29-08-12

    It's only OK

    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The stories and narration by Niel Gaiman are, as always, beyond fantastic, but you would be better off buying "Fragile Things" which contains all the good short stories from M is for Magic and more.

    Have you listened to any of Neil Gaiman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I like Mr. Gaiman's short stories, especially October in the Chair. I find them all delightful.

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    • Jody R. Nathan
    • 29-07-07

    great for all ages

    this collection of short stories is wonderful for all ages; I liked most of the stories very much, and I really do like the reading by Mr. Gaiman; he really makes the stories come alive; I can imagine him telling them to his children the same way; really a nice little romp in fantasy; not too dreadful, and some very funny; great fun; not really what I think of as a children's book.

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    • Lois
    • 29-09-07

    A Very Nice Grouping

    Lots of wonderful stories and poems. Compiled for children but a very good listen at any age.

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    • Glori-Read
    • 28-08-09

    creepy and satisfying

    Kids stories for grownups. I liked everyone of the stories which where both creepy and original at the same time...Maybe too spooky for younger children

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    • Carol
    • 22-08-07

    A delight

    You just can't do better than Gaiman. Delightful, witty stories, good narration, just plain fun!

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    • Cherese Coleman
    • 28-05-20

    Listened to it over and over again

    Neil Gaiman is a Great narrator of his stories!! Some stories were harder to follow than others but all were imaginative and entertaining.

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    • Euryleia
    • 06-12-07

    not for children

    I found this collection of short stories very 'hit or miss'- I either really liked the story or really didn't, and not being a fan of Jazz music I really wasn't impressed with the Jazz interludes that separated every story (I wish they'd have been sectioned as 'chapters' so that I could just click past them). Neil Gaiman does his usual great job of narrating- except in the first selection where he tries to put on a fake accent (think film noir detective) and fails miserably. Most of the stories have some adult content (language or situations) but nothing too graphic. While Gaiman claims that collections such as Bradbury's "R is for Rocket" were inspirations for his "M is for Magic" this series is not written for the same age range as Bradbury's. That said, as I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman, I'm glad I purchased this audiobook and will undoubtedly listen to some of the selections over and over (I especially enjoyed "Chivalry" and "The Price").

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    • Aaron
    • 18-06-20

    My Introduction to Neil Gaiman

    This was my first time reading Neil’s writing and I loved it!! I have bought a few more of his audible short stories to listen to as well!!

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    • Armen Barseghyan
    • 29-10-19

    great short stories

    Great stories by one of the best modern authors. The writing style is outstanding as always, and the narration is spot on.

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    • Q
    • 09-07-19

    nice collection

    The Noir/ Mother Goose mashup is a dud (to me). Sunbird is my favorite out of the book.