Version: Unabridged
Author: Neil Gaiman
Narrator: Christopher Evan Welch
Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction
Publisher: HarperFestival
Published In: June 2007
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Nationally best– selling, award– winning author Neil Gaiman teams up with Emmy Award– winning screenwriter Michael Reaves for an exciting science fiction tale of teenagers saving many universes from evil. Fourteen– year– old Joey Harker always had a terrible sense of direction– one day he gets lost in his own town and finds himself in another version, where there's a family and a school almost like his. When an older version of himself tracks Joey down, Joey learns that he's a Walker– one who can travel between dimensions– and that an army of different versions of himself is battling the two evils that want to conquer all the worlds. Joey finds himself in a battle against the forces of magic and science that could destroy him– and all the others like him.

Reviews (3)


Written by Dauntless on April 23rd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Sorry folks, this one was awful. I LOVE Neil Gaiman, but this one just wasn't interesting, didn't have good characters, was all around idiotic. Even my 9 year old son, who also loves Neil Gaiman, was rolling his eyes at me. What does that say about a book when even a 9 year old is slamming it? Move on from this one and go on to Neverwhere, Stardust or the Graveyard Book, all fabulous novels.

Loved it

Written by Andy on December 28th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Absolutely entertaining. The only audiobook I've ever started over immediately after finishing it, because I liked it that much. Terrific story for children and adults alike.

A True Gem

Written by Christine B. from Monroeville, PA on June 15th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I absolutely loved this book. Not being a big fan of Neil Gaiman, I added it to my list because the concept sounded interesting. Not only did the authors deliver on the execution of the concept, but the character development, plot pacing, and creative problem-solving made this book an outstanding listen. I would have loved to pause the book and ponder the concepts and science they presented, but I just couldn't wait to hear what happened next. Even two truly sad moments were well crafted and brought tears to my eyes. This is a must-rent for anyone who loves adventure, science-fiction, fantasy, or a really well told story. EIGHT out of five stars!

Author Details

Author Details

Gaiman, Neil

Neil Gaiman grew up in England and, although Jewish, attended Church of England schools, including Ardingly College, a boarding school in West Sussex (South of England). During the early 1980s he worked as a journalist and book reviewer. His first book was a biography of the band Duran Duran. He moved from England to his wife's hometown in the American midwest several years ago. He and his family now live in a renovated Victorian farmhouse where (he says) his hobbies are writing things down, hiding, and talking about himself in the third person. More about him and his books below.

A professional writer for more than twenty years, Neil Gaiman has been one of the top writers in modern comics, and is now a bestselling novelist. His work has appeared in translation in more than nineteen countries, and nearly all of his novels, graphic and otherwise, have been optioned for films. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers.

Gaiman was the creator/writer of the monthly cult DC Comics series, "Sandman," which won him nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including the award for best writer four times, and three Harvey Awards. "Sandman #19" took the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to be awarded a literary award.

His six-part fantastical TV series for the BBC, "Neverwhere," was broadcast in 1996. His novel, also called "Neverwhere," and set in the same strange underground world as the television series, was released in 1997; it appeared on a number of bestseller lists, including those of the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Locus.

Stardust, an illustrated prose novel in four parts, began to appear from DC Comics in 1997. In 1999 Avon released the all-prose unillustrated version, which appeared on a number of bestseller lists, was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of the year, and was awarded the prestigious Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults.

American Gods, a novel for adults, was published in 2001 and appeared on many best-of- the-year lists, was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, and won the Hugo, Nebula, SFX, Bram Stoker, and Locus Awards.

Coraline (2002), his first novel for children, was a New York Times and international bestseller, was nominated for the Prix Tam Tam, and won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, the BSFA Award, the HUgo, the Nebula and the Bram Stoker Award.

2003 saw the publication of bestseller The Wolves in the Walls, a children's picture book, illustrated by Gaiman's longtime collaborator Dave McKean, which the New York Times named as one of the best illustrated books of the year; and the first Sandman graphic novel in seven years, Endless Nights, the first graphic novel to make the New York Times bestseller list.

In 2004, Gaiman published the a new graphic novel for Marvel called 1602, which was the best-selling comic of 2004, and 2005 saw the Sundance Film Festival premiere of "MirrorMask," a Jim Henson Company Production written by Gaiman and directed by McKean. A lavishly designed book containing the complete script, black and white storyboards, and full-color art from the film will be published by William Morrow in early 2005; a picture book for younger readers, also written by Gaiman and illustrated with art from the movie, will be published by HarperCollins Children's Books at a later date.

In Fall 2005, Anansi Boys, the follow-up to American Gods, was published.