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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

Написано Neil Gaiman

Озвучено Neil Gaiman

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Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet sitting by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean), the unremembered past comes flooding back. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. A stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.

ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательHarperAudio
Дата выпуска18 июн. 2013 г.
ISBN9780062255686
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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is an award-winning author of books, graphic novels, short stories, and films for all ages. His titles include Norse Mythology, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The View from the Cheap Seats, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neverwhere, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, among other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Eisner awards. The film adaptation of his short story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” and the second season of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated television adaptation of his novel American Gods will be released in 2018. Born in the UK, he now lives in the United States.

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  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    A little bit creepy. It was interesting as an audiobook.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    I liked this one better than the last Gaiman I read (Stardust), but I am still not all too much into Gaiman. I can understand why people would like his style, but it is just not for me. I think I'll live and let live and just read another author instead of trying to find a Gaiman I really like (unless someone can recommend a specific Gaiman book that they think I would like).
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I am not normally much of a fan of fantasy novels, and over the years, I've read very few of them. But I've been curious about the work of Neil Gaiman for a long time, and that curiosity finally got the best of me. Thank goodness."The Ocean at the End of the Lane" hooked me from the start, and I couldn't wait to find out what had happened to the story's lead character all those years ago - even though he wasn't entirely sure himself what drew him back to visit his old childhood neighbors after so many years. Eventually, all is revealed even though the young man leaves the "ocean" at the end of the lane perhaps not much wiser about his past than he was when he arrived. I really enjoyed this story of one little boy who managed to survive everything thrown at him by the monsters, fleas, and varmits that wished him harm. But my big discovery about Neil Gaiman is that he is one of the most entertaining audiobook readers that I've ever experienced. This man can tell a story like few others in the business, and I'm going to be listening to him read more of his work soon.(In fact, I just started listening to his short story collection titled "Trigger Warning." Can't wait.)
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Who would think that a few days out of one's childhood could be this gripping and bizarre? Gaiman presents readers with a young boy as the center of this novella, but he is surrounded by powerful, enchanting, and devilish females.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Loved it - just like all the other Gaiman books. Seriously though - the whole concept of the story enchanted me.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Gaiman is a favorite listen, he has a lovely voice. His horror mixed with nostalgia style can be unsettling, but I assume it's meant to be. He draws upon his own childhood for a layered story of memory and perception of a seven year old boy with a creepy family and kindly neighbors.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Reminds me of Ray Bradbury very much.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    This was okay, but I did not particularly like the direction that the main plotline headed. I was expecting something different from Gaiman, having highly admired his other works. Nevert