The Captain’s Log – fortunately, the milk (Neil Gaiman)

Ahoy there me mateys!  So the last experiment of me listenin’ to an audiobook while doin’ mundane tasks worked.  But could the results be repeated?  I decided to test the experience a second time.  The twist this time?  To listen to a book I had never read before ::GASP!!::.  But what to pick . . .

Well scrolling through me list of choices, I realized that ’twas no choice at all.  Neil Gaiman’s shiny title stood out.  I have a wee bit of an obsession (for details click here) and so I gleefully began the tale.  When suddenly . . .

I realized that Mr. Neil Gaiman hisself was narratin’.  The intensity of the experience escalated.  I had no inkling until that exact moment that he was goin’ to read me his own story.  Blimey!

The story.  The narration.  The experience.  Absolutely perfect.  Hearin’ about a dad’s trip to the store to get milk has never been so fun.  In fact one of me crew actually dared to ask what me satisfied smirking grin be about.  I just continued to grin like a cheshire cat.  Heave Ho and get yerself a copy!

Side note:  I will certainly give a gander to this story again.  I am slightly curious about both the English and American illustrations.  But I likely will just listen to it again.  So perfect.

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened.”

To visit the author’s website go to:

Neil Gaiman – Author

To buy the book go to:

fortunately, the milk – Book

To add to Goodreads go to:

Yer Ports for Plunder List

Previous Log Entries for this Author

Broadside No. 11

26 thoughts on “The Captain’s Log – fortunately, the milk (Neil Gaiman)

      1. I will have to add that one to me list! I wasn’t planning on re-reading that anytime soon but if he narrates it then I will listen to it sometime in the near future!
        x The Captain


  1. Great that your audiobook + mundane task experiments have worked out so far! I’m a huge audiobook fan but I think it’s important to find good, well-narrated ones and also to do tasks or go for walks while listening. I find just doing nothing either makes me impatient or puts me to sleep. Oh, and btw I’ve also been caught grinning while listening to particularly good or amusing books 🙂 Anyway, it sounds like you picked a pretty perfect audiobook!

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    1. Since that glorious audio book I have listened to several others. I have to be doing something else or it is too slow and makes me grumpy. I can read so much faster! Also the narrator does matter. If ye haven’t listened to this one, give it a shot!
      x The Captain

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  2. Well I made it about 4/5s through it. I had it lent to me by a friend at a wedding who said I just had to read it. I can never decide if I want to finish it or not. Though the thought does occur to me every single time someone brings it up.
    x The Captain


  3. I absolutely love Neil Gaiman – and, unbelievably I went to hear him perform a reading of this very book. He is such a genuinely lovely guy it’s no wonder that he has such a strong fan base. And I think he reads quite a few (maybe even all but I don’t know) of his books. I did listen to American Gods – it was fantastic, a special edition and whilst NG didn’t narrate it it had a varied cast and he added extra material that he did narrate himself. I loved it.
    Lynn 😀

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    1. Ah you got to hear it read in person!!! I don’t normally care about things like that but for this one I make an exception. He does seem to be a really caring loving person. The American Gods audiobook had to be crazy long! Tempting to reread that book in audio form. I will have to think about it. What do you think about the tv series?
      x The Captain


      1. I didn’t ever get through that book. It rather bored me. I think it is the Pratchett parts as I have only sort of enjoyed the one other book I tried by him. I know I am in the minority about book Good Omens and one-half of it’s authors. I be looking forward to yer review.
        x The Captain

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