The Sleeper and the Spindle

  • by Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, Michael Maloney
  • 1 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories.This story was originally published in Rags & Bones.


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Customer Reviews

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Fairyland turns dark...

One thing I know for sure... Neil Gaiman can write. His wonderful imaginative mind creeps out of this short story like crimson roses growing round the castle...

Don't be mistaken by the book description, this is an adult story and if you are not expecting a fairy tale, and know how to laugh, you will enjoy it.

Not sure if it is a good value for money, as the story is very short, however if you are a Gaiman then addict you will love it.

The narration is very dramatic and of high standard. I could easily imagine it as a theatre piece. Perfectly enjoyable.
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- Nina


I really enjoyed this twist on sleeping beauty, a fairy tale for adults. A thoroughly good listen
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- Elayne Donaldson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury