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  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrator: Neil Gaiman
  • Category: Family, Juvenile Fiction, Parents
  • Length: 3 hours 36 minutes
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish date: November 11, 2003
  • Language: English
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Coraline Audiobook Summary

New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman’s modern classic, Coraline–also an Academy Award-nominated film

“Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house….”

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.

But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

Neil Gaiman’s Coraline is a can’t-miss classic that enthralls readers age 8 to 12 but also adults who enjoy a perfect smart spooky read.

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Coraline Audiobook Narrator

Neil Gaiman is the narrator of Coraline audiobook that was written by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

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Neil Gaiman is the author of Coraline

Coraline Full Details

NarratorNeil Gaiman
Length3 hours 36 minutes
AuthorNeil Gaiman
Release dateNovember 11, 2003


The publisher of the Coraline is HarperCollins. includes the following subjects: HarperCollins The BISAC Subject Code is Family, Juvenile Fiction, Parents

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The publisher of the Coraline is HarperCollins. The imprint is HarperCollins. It is supplied by HarperCollins. The ISBN-13 is 9780060735562.

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Goodreads Reviews


December 10, 2020

Halloween is just around the corner and it's time for some spooky books - but which ones are worth your time? Check out this BookTube Video for answers! The Written Review : I was such a cowardly kid that I never managed to read more than the blurb on the backNow that I've finally summoned the courage to give it a try - I wish I read it sooner. I love this novel. Unlike Gaiman's fiction for adults, every sentence, every word has its purpose. And finally, Gaiman does not throw in some weird sex scene. Can I get a hallelujah? One especially dull and rainy day traps young Coraline inside the new house. Her parents are busy and she must entertain herself. She finds a little door in the drawing room and a little key that fits in.he discovers a passageway into the otherworld. In it are her other-mother and her other-father - both of which always have the time for her and adore making her favorite foods. But, there's something... too otherly about the two that raises her hackles. They're perfect. Finally, the other-mother plays her hand. She wants Coraline all to herself. With a growing sense of dread, Coraline finds the way back locked and her chances of escaping becoming ever slimmer...All the while, the other-mother promises how wonderful and lovely living with her will be...forever... I don't want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn't mean anything? What then? Coraline herself is brave and kind and courageous. At her age, I certainly couldn't have done half the things she managed. I love her strength and how there isn't a stich of love-interest - only adventure and escapades.Much better than expected (and I didn't get any nightmares). Audiobook CommentsRead by the author - woohoo! As much as I grumble about some of his books, there's no denying that he's absolutely fabulous to listen to - this man could read a grocery list and I'd give it a listen.Other Booktube videos featuring this one! If you've ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in, wonder no longer, cause there's a BookTube Video to answer that!YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads


November 08, 2022

Does anyone have access to a rooftop? Preferably in a big city, or at least a town of reasonable size. High enough for it to be noticeably a rooftop, but absolutely NO higher than that because I have a mildly-to-seriously debilitating fear of heights. Maybe you’re an electrician, or a building super, or simply a very sneaky person with a skill for discovering high-up places. Whatever. I just need temporary roof access.Because, ahem…I LOVE THIS BOOK AND I NEED TO SCREAM IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS.This is creepy and exciting and beautifully written and filled with wonderful characters and settings and scenes. I love Neil Gaiman, as of recently, and I most especially love Coraline (both book and character). I love it enough to read it multiple times, and also read the graphic novel at least once (possibly more), and also see the movie several times over (including in theaters with my whole family, including my very very small and very very scared brother).I saw the movie before I read the book, and for that I repent.There are so many little things from this that have stuck in my memory: the character voice of the cat; the talking terriers in Miss Spink and Miss Forcible’s apartment; the all-knowing circus mice; the fact that when Coraline had to feed herself, she went to the grocery store and bought herself a bag of apples and a whole chocolate cake (the biggest mood ever).Also, that reminds me that this is the best book ever for talking animals.I just love this story. I love everything about it. It is, for me, a perfect book.Now I want apples and chocolate cake.Bottom line: I love fairytales, and this is my favorite one.-------------rereading updatesnothing in this world brings me comfort and joy like this book--------i have to read 4 books in 4 days to finish my reading challenge and i'm stressed and today is the first day i don't feel sick in 2 weeks and there's so much to do and i have no motivation to do it and yes in conclusion i'm reading coraline for the second time this year.----------pre-reviewthis is a top to bottom perfect book.review to come----------currently-reading updatesi love this book so much i want to absorb it into myself, but that is physically impossible.so i'm rereading it, which is the next best thing.

Lisa of Troy

September 05, 2022

Well that hit the spotNeil Gaiman’s Coraline is a novella that features a young girl named Coraline who has just moved into a new house. She is intent on exploring and discovers a mysterious door that has been walled up. However, one day, the door is left ajar. What will Coraline discover on the other side of the door?This short story is perfect for getting out of a reading slump. The book is very short with short paragraphs and sentences to keep the action flowing. This book also had laugh-out-loud moments, and Neil Gaiman is a master of intrigue, piquing the curiosity. He has walled off passages and old keys. His character is told not to go someplace, essentially daring the reader to explore. His prose is delicious, non-pretentious, but subtly brilliant.The adventure is engaging and a pleasant one. It also has depth with symbolism thrown in. There is one moment in the book that will stay with me for a long time.For this story, I utilized a reading technique called immersion reading (listening to the audiobook while following along in a copy of the text). Neil Gaiman himself narrated the audiobook. Listening to him is quite a treat. His enthusiasm is enchanting, and when he reads his own work, it feels like he is in the room with you, your very own personal reading, like the very best campfire story. One of my favorite lines: How often do you get to say a name like “Mr. Bobo” aloud?Plus, there is a cat….I am already looking forward to reading Coraline again. So far, I have read three works by Neil Gaiman, and they have all been stellar. Is it possible for him to write any bad books? I guess I will have to find out. 2022 Reading ScheduleJan Animal FarmFeb Lord of the FliesMar The Da Vinci CodeApr Of Mice and MenMay Memoirs of a GeishaJun Little WomenJul The Lovely BonesAug Charlotte's WebSep Life of PiOct DraculaNov Gone with the WindDec The Secret GardenConnect With Me!Blog Twitter BookTube Facebook Insta

Sean Barrs

April 11, 2020

Has anyone ever said to you “time heals all wounds?”Well for the "villain" of this story that is clearly not the case. It’s easy to pinpoint Coraline’s bravery and talk about her experience, but that’s not what this review is about. I want to consider the “other mother” and her story. I mean what exactly is her story? We can only presume that she has been doing this kind of trickery for years, perhaps even centuries. We don’t really know a great deal about her. She has three victims prior to her attempts on Coraline. Two appear to be fairly normal children. The third speaks in a form of Shakespearean English, which I took for proof of a victim many years previous. We don’t know a great deal about the actual house either or how long it has actually been standing. The descriptions speak of age. But how much age are we talking? It’s all a little bit of a mystery. What drove this woman to such depravity? What happened in her life that she needed to feed upon the love of children? What has she lost? Where did it all begin? I can only speculate. But one thing remains an absolute certainty to my mind; something terrible happened to the “other mother” a long time ago, something awful that drove her into the deepest depths of despair and as a result she clings to the essence of life: love. The movie adaption gives some brief idea of where she came from; she is Wyborn’s Grandma’s sister. But I’m not sure how much of this we can actually consider. Although the movie was written in collaboration with Gaiman neither of the characters actually appear in the book. So I’m left with even more speculation. What do you think?Is the “other mother” a villain or is she simply a misunderstood victim of fate? Postscript- I wish I had a friend like Coraline whilst growing up. She’s one cool kid.Facebook| Twitter| Insta| Academia


September 02, 2021

Coraline, Neil GaimanCoraline is a dark fantasy children's novella by British author Neil Gaiman, published in 2002 by Bloomsbury and Harper Collins. It was awarded the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella, the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella, and the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers. It has been compared to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and was adapted into a 2009 stop-motion film directed by Henry Selick. Coraline Jones and her parents move into an old house that has been divided into flats. The other tenants include Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, two elderly women retired from the stage, and Mr. Bobo, initially referred to as "the crazy old man upstairs", who claims to be training a mouse circus. The flat beside Coraline's is unoccupied. ...عنوانهای چاپ شده در ایران: «کورالاین»؛ «کرلاین»، «کورالین»؛ نویسنده: نیل گیمن؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز هفتم ماه آوریل سال2012میلادیعنوان: کورالاین؛ نویسنده: نیل گیمن؛ مترجم: پریا آریا؛ تهران، مریم، 1386؛ در 141 ص؛ شابک 9789643059576؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان بریتانیا - سده 21معنوان: کورالین؛ نویسنده: نیل گیمن؛ مترجم: پروین جلوه نژاد؛ تهران، پیدایش، 1388؛ در 325ص؛ شابک 9789643497057؛ عنوان: کورالین؛ نویسنده: نیل گیمن؛ مترجم: آتوسا صالحی؛ تهران، افق، 1389؛ در 210ص؛ شابک 9789643696566؛ چاپ چهارم 1392؛ چاپ دیگر 1395؛ در 168ص؛ شابک 9786003532878؛عنوان: کورالین؛ نویسنده: نیل گیمن؛ مترجم: فرمهر امیردوست؛ تهران، حوض نقره، 1395؛ در 128ص؛ شابک 9786001942358؛ عنوان: کرالاین؛ نویسنده: نیل گیمن؛ مترجم: دنیا بیدار؛ تهران، سوره مهر، 1393؛ در 192ص؛ شابک 9786001757297؛ راوی در داستان «کورالاین»، سوم شخص است، به این معنی که یک قصه‌ گو داستان را بازگو می‌کند؛ معمولا در بیشتر داستان‌های کودک و نوجوان، راوی سوم شخص است؛ انگار که کسی همه‌ ی ماجراها را با فاصله می‌بیند، و سپس آن را برای خوانشگر بازگویی می‌کند؛ راوی سوم شخص داستان را که شرح می‌دهد، رویدادها با چشم‌ انداز گسترده تری برای خوانشگر نمایان می‌شوندکورالاین (کورالین) تنها فرزند پدر و مادری است، که هر دو در خانه کار می‌کنند؛ خانواده­ ی «کورالاین» به خانه‌ ای تازه نقل مکان کرده‌ اند؛ همسایه‌ های آن‌ها دو زن بازیگر، با پیرمردی نیمه‌ دیوانه‌، که ارکستری از موش‌ها را آموزش می‌دهد، هستند؛ «کورالاین» روزها دوروبر خانه می‌گردد، و به همسایه‌ ها سر می‌زند؛ در خانه­ ی آن‌ها دری وجود دارد، که رو به دیوار باز می‌شود؛ روزی «کورالاین» که در خانه تنهاست، در رو به دیوار را باز می‌کند، و با راهرویی روبرو می‌شود؛ در انتهای راهرو وقتی موفق می‌شود در را باز کند، با فضای عجیبی روبرو می‌شود؛ در آن دنیای عجیب، «کورالاین» پدر و مادر دیگری دارد، که تفاوت‌هایی با پدر و مادر اصلی‌اش دارند؛ وقتی که هراسان تصمیم می‌گیرد از راه رفته به خانه‌ ی خود برگردد، متوجه می‌شود پدر و مادرش ناپدید شده‌ اند؛ به نظر می‌رسد مادر قلابی آن‌ها را دزدیده، و به آن دنیای عجیب برده است؛ حالا «کورالاین» چاره‌ ای ندارد که دوباره به آن دنیای عجیب برگردد، تا خانواده‌ اش را نجات دهد؛ سفری پر رمز و راز که «کورالاین» را با ناگواری بسیاری روبرو می‌کند و اگر توان اندیشیدن نداشته باشد، برای همیشه در دنیای فراسوی آن در، به دام می‌افتد، و دیگر هرگزی نمی‌تواند به آن زندگی که پیشتر داشت، برگرددنقل از متن: (سیزده تا از درهایی که پیدا کرد باز و بسته می‌شد؛ آن در دیگر، در بزرگ کنده‌ کاری‌ شده‌ گوشه‌ ی اتاق پذیرایی قفل بود؛ حق با مادرش بود؛ در به هیچ جایی باز نمی‌شد؛ پشت در دیواری آجری بود؛ کورالاین گفت: «قفلش نکردی.» مادرش شانه بالا انداخت و پرسید: «برای چه قفلش کنم؟ اینکه به جایی باز نمی‌شود.»؛ کورالاین چیزی نگفت؛ هوا دیگر تاریک شده بود و هنوز باران روی شیشه‌ ی پنجره‌ ها می‌ریخت و نور چراغ ماشین‌های توی خیابان را محو می‌کرد»)؛ پایان نقلتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 23/09/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ 11/06/1400هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی


November 01, 2022

‘When you are scared, but you do it anyway, that's brave.’There are few villains that still frighten me to this day quite like the button-eyed Other Mother of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline. While, sure, this is a book for younger readers, but Coraline is a terrifying little tale that even adults can take to heart and feel inspired by 9year old Coraline as she learns that being ‘being brave didn’t mean you weren’t scared,’ as Gaiman explains in his forward, ‘being brave meant you were scared, really scared, badly scared, and you did the right thing anyway.’ This twisted coming-of-age story examines finding oneself as well as a sense of home, made all the more sinister when evil seeks to seduce you into their grasps by playing off of your loneliness and frustrations during periods of upheaval. Gaiman has crafted a delightfully spooky modern fairy tale that is sure to charm readers of any age with his whimsical imagination, foreboding vibes and empowering moral messages, and, best of all, his sharp and witty heroine, Coraline Jones. I don’t care who you are, Other Mother/Bedlam is terrifying.I recently reread Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House with my book club and spent a lot of time thinking about how the novel discusses fear as being something that isolates us from the not-afraid parts of us, and can isolate our minds from reality. In this way, the house isolates Eleanor and plays off her feelings of lacking a home and even a solid identity in order to take hold of her, writing ‘come home’ in blood on the walls to tell her the haunted house was her real home. This made me think of Coraline and how the Other Mother baits her by being a warm and welcoming mother during a time when her family is in the chaos of a move and the usual family frictions children have as they seek more independence from their parents. I don’t know if Gaiman was inspired by Hill House at all, but the symmetry is there, and in both books to fall into the snare means to have your soul consumed. Fun stuff! This novel, however, is about how a young girl and a sassy cat are able to overcome the psychological traps, entering into the fairy tale are returning wiser and with a better idea of the self.‘Coraline wondered why so few of the adults she met made any sense,’ Gaiman writes, and much of the troubles arise because Coraline feels the adults in her life are failing her. This is a common theme in children’s fiction, and Gaiman embodies the trope masterfully with goofy neighbors and hijinks that make the adult world seem pretty lame and off putting. There is a great message at play in this book that even when relationships are rocky or stressed, people still love each other and the memories of this love can sustain you in your darkest hours. It is a beautiful sentiment, though when a demon is chasing you to devour your soul perhaps its better to take strength from it than bask in the mushy-goodness of it. Gaiman also interrogates the idea of ‘home’ in Coraline, an apt discussion for a child who has just been uprooted from Michigan (in the amazing film version by Henry Selick, the Jones family owns a snowglobe of the Holland Lighthouse where I live, so that's cool). Through the novel we seem the concept of ‘home’ less as a physical space, and more an emotional one made up of good relationships with those around you. This is a good lesson to impart, and it is amusing to see Coraline connect with the strange neighbors living around her, though we see her impression of home become less welcoming each time she argues with her mother, pushing her closer and closer to the clutches of evil.‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’ - G.K. ChestertonI love the way Gaiman takes on fairy tale attributes here. Keys and mirrors are frequent in the book, and Coraline literally enters a mirror world at the risk of being trapped there forever. She also has three neighbors who she visits on both sides of the mirror, and cycles of 3 is a common motif in fairy tale narratives. He toys around with tropes in humorous ways to fit his themes of self-identity, such as in the mirror world where her neighbor can actually call her by the correct name but she is then told by the cat that names are meaningless. ‘Now you people have names,’ he tells her, ‘that's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names.’ The idea of naming something in a fairy tale often means taking power over it, but here we see names as a placeholder until we can have power over ourselves. Clever riffing on fairy tale logic is part of what makes Coraline such a sheer delight.This is a scary book though, Other Mother for real creeps me out, but Gaiman needed a creepy villain in order to bestow his biggest message: be brave. Life is scary, he tells us, and sometimes the only way to get through is to truly be brave. ‘It wasn’t brave because he wasn’t scared: it was the only thing he could do,’ he writes as an example, ‘but going back again..when he was really scared. That was brave.’ It is a lovely reminder that doing the right thing often means facing hardships and fears, but we should do it anyways. Coraline is a stunning little book and a perfect spooky season read.4.5/5/‘Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.’


October 22, 2016

This is the perfect Halloween read! It's creepy, eerie, and beautifully written. Now I want to rewatch the movie! I loved it :D


May 14, 2018

“Because,’ she said, ‘when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave,” I thoroughly enjoyed this! A quick read that I blitzed through in a couple of hours, but of course it being Gaiman it left behind chills and the fears so prominent in childhood. Coraline Jones and her parents have moved to a new flat. One with two elderly ladies next door and a crazy old man upstairs, not to mention the black cat who seems to belong to no one. Having explored everywhere in the surrounding land of the house, Coraline grows bored. What’s with the door that opens to a brick wall? Does it really go nowhere? What Coraline discovers behind the door is the worst of nightmares for a child. And when this villain threatens her family Coraline must act to protect those she loves. Creepy and imaginative, I’m glad I didn’t read this as a child!


August 13, 2017

Edit : I'm sorry guys, I won't be able to post the review today because it's already midnight and I was busy :( REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW. 'She left us here' said one of the voices. 'she stole our hearts, and she stole our souls, and she took our lives away, and she left us here, and she forgot about us in the dark.' This is a story about a girl named Coraline Jones, She and her parents move to a new house but they don't own all of the house. They just own part of it and they also have neighbors who live in this big house. They are Miss Spink, Miss Forcible and an old man with big moustache but one day the old man says he has a message for Coraline from the mice. The message is Don't go through the door and when Coraline visites Miss Spink and Miss Forcible's house, they read Coraline's tea leaves and they say she is in danger. what does the old man mean when he says he has a message from the mice that says Don't go through the door? and what do Miss Spink and Miss Forcible mean when they say she is in danger when they see her tea leaves? what kind of danger is this? you have to read the book to know all the answers. you won't regret it once you start reading it. just go, buy the book and read it. I have always loved watching horror or creepy movies since I was a kid so when I was a kid I watched Coraline movie. I wasn't born as a reader, so I didn't read the book first before watching the movie :( and I loved it so much! I still remember those days when I watched the movie and I felt my heart pounded so hard inside my chest and it was actually one of my favorite movies. I watched it all over again and again and I even watched it again with my best friend and she totally loved it too. So months ago I decided to read the book because I loved the movie when I was a kid and I liked the book so much! it was my first book in 2017. when I started reading this book, I felt so excited because I was in reading slump ( and I'm probably still am) but I got a little bit bored when I was in the beginning maybe I felt a little bit bored because I already knew about the story but it was just a little bit. and Coraline was so cute and she was brave, clever and she also loved adventure! I mean, she was just a kid but she was SO brave. what could I do when I was around her age? possibly nothing important. you'll know what I mean if you've read this book, if you haven't then you have to read it. IT WAS SO GOOD! the story was really interesting and I should have read this book sooner! the illustrations in this book are so amazing and they're cute but some of them are scary too, which are SOO AMAZING. I almost always read this book at night and that was the perfect time to read this book. I love that feeling when I feel scared, my eyes barely wink, my breath become fast or when I clutch my hair with one hand and turn the pages very fast ( sometimes I think I'll tear my book when I turn the pages so fast. but I just can't control my emotion). So I suggest you to read this book at night. it's just the perfect time to read this book. I just don't know what to say about this book. this book was great and I enjoyed it even though I got a little bit bored at the beginning. Basically this book was great and If you want a creepy book with interesting story then I recommend you to read this book. thank you so much for reading and liking this review. Hope you all have an amazing day!❤❤❤

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