Sunday 4 November 2012


Click Clack The Rattlebag by Neil Gaiman
Read by Neil Gaiman
Genre: middlegrade short story freebie for charity
Format: audiobook

About Click Clack The Rattlebag:
"Click-Clack the Rattlebag" is your Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman and Audible, FREE through October 31. It's not available anywhere else, and for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at

A few words from Neil: "Why tell ghost stories? Why read them or listen to them? Why take such pleasure in tales that have no purpose but, comfortably, to scare?

"I don't know. Not really. It goes way back. We have ghost stories from ancient Egypt, after all, ghost stories in the Bible, classical ghost stories from Rome (along with werewolves, cases of demonic possession, and of course, over and over, witches). We have been telling each other tales of otherness, of life beyond the grave, for a long time; stories that prickle the flesh and make the shadows deeper and, most important, remind us that we live, and that there is something special, something unique and remarkable, about the state of being alive. Happy Halloween!"

"'What kind of story would you like me to tell you?' 'Well,' he said, thoughtfully, 'I don't think it should be too scary, because then when I go up to bed, I will just be thinking about monsters the whole time. But if it isn't just a little bit scary, then I won't be interested. And you make up scary stories, don't you?'"

So begins this subtle, witty, deceptive little tale from master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy!

©2012 Neil Gaiman (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Source: Info in the About Click Clack The Rattlebag was taken from on 02/11/2012.

My Thoughts:
First I would like to thank Tales Of Whimsy for giving me the heads-up about this freebie short story for charity! Next I would also like to thank Neil Gaiman for giving away his talent for free for a good cause! And for that alone I would have listened and downloaded this audiobook. And for a freebie it wasn't bad at all! However the biggest merit of this book is the fact that it is for charity! The next bestest thing about it is Neil Gaiman's narration. Heck! If he ever wants to moonlight as a narrator I think he would be raking in the money. He's good! And so I enjoyed listening to this little audiobook and would recommend to everybody to download it too!

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries


  1. Thanks for the shout out.
    Isn't he amazing?
    I first fell in love with his narration with Coraline.
    I adore his voice.
    Were you like me left wondering who was in charge and what was going to happen next?
    By the end I was scared of the kid.

  2. Makes me love Neil Gaiman even more now after hearing about this :)

  3. Juju at Tales of - I found the kid scary too!

    Jenny N. - I am just starting to discover Neil Gaiman and I have to confess I like what I'm discovering thus far! :)

  4. Cool, and something that I totally missed, that's me

  5. Blodeuedd - I don't think you missed it, I think it's still going on and downloadable... Hope you enjoy it if caught up...


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