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The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains

Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Summary

You ask me if I can forgive myself? I can forgive myself....

And so begins The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. This audiobook is brought to vivid life by the characters and landscape of Gaiman’s award-winning story. In this volume, the talents and vision of two great creative geniuses come together in a glorious explosion of colour and shadow, memory and regret, vengeance and, ultimately, love....for many things. For where I left him. For what I did.

©2010 Neil Gaiman; Illustrations © 2014 by Eddie Campbell; Music (P) FourPlay String Quartet © FourPlay String Quartet (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Rich M
  • West Midlands
  • 02-01-15

SHORT BUT USUAL GAIMAN QUALITY

Neil Gaiman has set expectations very high for everything he writes, anything that falls short of brilliant will be a let down.
This book was not a let down, it had the interesting characters and storyline which keeps you wanting more. The length makes it more like a short story than something that you can lose yourself in, and I found myself aware that the story was drawing to a conclusion from very early into it.
This is a must for Gaiman fans and a good introduction for those seeing if they would enjoy his work.

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Loved the story, found the music intrusive

What a fantastic tale - I loved this story, so immersive and beautifully written. But the music ruined this audio book for me - I found it intrusive and distracting, too loud against the reading, and quite jarring at times. I wish there was a version without it :/

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  • Nick
  • Essex, UK
  • 19-10-16

Could of been perfect

I love Neil Gaiman's stories and I love them even more when he narrates them but this one just didn't work for me the accompanying music was just a bit too loud sometimes jarred with Neil's voice. Sorry Neil... I did like the story though quite creepy.

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Love Neil but far too short for what it cost!

Classic Gaimen folklore but just feels like it's the first chapter. Great rythm and music though!

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Superb

I saw Neil Gaiman perform this live on stage in London with the Four Play String Quartet providing the music, and was thrilled to discover that this is the same version - just brilliant!

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Classic Gaiman!

Brilliant as always. You cannot help but get carried away by the story. The music is also very fitting and it lifts the experience to a different level.