Neil Gaiman’s Bedtime Stories

Neil Gaiman is a master of the adult bedtime story.

He writes in a tenor that feels like its lulling you with a twinge of horror. When he reads his books aloud, this soothing-yet-haunting feeling resonates from his lilt.

So, it is truly a joyful experience to hear him read a true bedtime story, Goodnight Moon, in this recording from Austin Public Library.

I’d be remiss if I did not mention that Amanda Palmer, who is sneaking behind him on stage, also reads this in person at her indomitable shows.

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