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.