The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Someone once described this Newbery Award and Hugo Award winning book to me as The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling) except instead of a boy raised in a jungle by animals, it's a boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts. I have to admit that I'm only familiar with the Disney version of The Jungle Book, but I think it is an accuarte description. That description (despite so many people's glowing reviews) also made me skip over the book since I knew the plot and I'm not much for ghosts.
With limited choices for audio books for a trip, I grabbed The Graveyard Book. My husband and son loved it, so I said I would read it. I'm glad my husband encouraged me to listen to the audio version. I think listening to Neil Gaiman read the book greatly improved the experience. The voices, suspense, and the accent to remind me "we're in England" added a lot.
The book is incredible. Read it, or perhaps even better have Neil Gaiman read it to you.
(My husband's review of the book)