cover image The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

Neil Gaiman, read by the author. HarperAudio, unabridged, 13 CDs, 15.5 hrs., $44.99 ISBN 978-0-06-241719-0

Pooling together his various nonfiction works over the decades, including articles, reviews, book introductions, speeches, and more, Gaiman gives listeners a fascinating exploration into his own mind and artistic influences. Whether he’s discussing classic literature, comics, film, or other works, Gaiman draws out subtle considerations that often can change how listeners think about the topic. He narrates the book effectively with his deep, slightly nasal voice and a conversational manner that will make listeners feel as he is talking to them directly. His voice reflects his own emotions—often excitement and enthusiasm—as he discusses the ideas, people, and experiences that have had a lasting impact on him. Rarely is an author as charismatic in speaking as he is in writing. A Morrow hardcover. (May)