Fortunately, the Milk

Fortunately, the Milk

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
Published: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780062305886
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: Young, Skottie


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ylpladults Aug 23, 2018

Be prepared for a wild ride when you listen to this book. The kids need milk for their breakfast cereal and Dad is going to buy some from the corner store and bring it home, no matter what obstacles get in the way. Neil Gaiman is a great reader.

Aug 08, 2018

Gaiman reads his fantastic stories so well. It's a joy to have his voice and tales in the house.

Aug 03, 2017

My son and I love this book. He often wants to listen to it when we are going for even a short stint in the car. Super fun, silly and touching all at once.

JCLAllisonD Jun 06, 2017

Great fun made even better by the author's own reading on the audiobook. The short story - it's only one CD - plus the frenetic yarn make it a great one to listen to, even on short errands.

May 16, 2017

This is funny, in a ridiculous sort of way. Time traveling dinosaurs, pirates, aliens, a sentient volcano, wumpires and milk are play a role in this book.

Feb 24, 2017

Way over the top hilarious and oddly touching. Audiobook well read by the author.

Jan 27, 2016

A fun, quick read. Funny in a silly sort of way. Highly recommend the audiobook which is read by the author, Neil Gaiman. His British accent adds to the fun and quirkiness of it all.

Jun 08, 2015

An inventive story for children involving dinosaurs, aliens, pirates--all the stuff that kids love--plus time-shifting milk. Could use a bit of editing to shorten the story.

JCLChrisK Feb 04, 2015

The book's unnamed Dad tells the most inventive story ever rather than admit he dallied while running out to get milk for his children's breakfast cereal. It's the type of random, convoluted, logic-defying yarn only a child is imaginative enough to invent, and it's excellently, amusingly right up its readers' alleys. Nicely illustrated and perfectly fun.

A quick sample:

"The globby aliens went a very pale green. The pirates, shiny-black-hair-men, and the piranhas looked at them, puzzled, seeking some kind of explanation, as did the wumpires.

" 'If two things that are the same thing touch,' proclaimed the volcano god, 'then the whole Universe shall end. Thus sayeth the great and unutterable Splod.'

" 'How does a volcano know so much about transtemporal metascience?' asked one of the pale green aliens.

" 'Being a geological formation gives you a lot of time to think,' said Splod. 'Also, I subscribe to a number of learned journals.' "

And that doesn't even mention the time travel, hot-air-balloon-flying stegosaurus professor, or intergalactic dinosaur police.

Mar 19, 2014

Great story--something good to get your kids started on audio books. You'll never look at a coconut or hot air balloon in quite the same way ever again. And all of this because Mom was out of town and Dad forgot to get the milk! 7 out of 10

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