Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre.
There's a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining.... And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city.
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Neil GAIMAN'S narration keeps you riveted to his fabulous storytelling. Was sorry when it ended
"A great introduction into the mind of Neil Gaiman."
The concept of a whole different world underneath London intrigued me from the start. But honestly, the characters of Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar were amazing. I was made uneasy every time they were involved. They were evil, slimy characters but brilliant. Gaiman's performance of them was incredible and really made the characters.
When Mr Croup & Mr Vandemar turn up at Richard's flat. It is the first time the two worlds merge together, and you can't help but feel uneasy at Mr Vandemar barging past Richard and smelling the air like a bloodhound looking for Door.
Richard, just an average, clumsy lad who is just dropped into this strange world and expected to be a hero. The best bit about this is he acts as any normal person would in that situation... Useless. He treats it as a bit of a joke giving him some great one liners, and just no help to anyone till later in the book. Just a nice change to your everyday hero in my opinion.
I also enjoyed the cockiness and arrogance of The Marquis de Carabas.
"Mind The Gap"
it's not often I feel the need to fill one of these reviews in but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story.. I was always a fan of the Sandman graphic novels and this doesn't disappoint in any way whatsoever!
a merry stroll of a book that happily leads you along, gaimans voice is melodious and enjoyable lending real personality to each of his characters in a way that only there creator could know how. perfection.
"Fantastic story, imaginatively read. "
Love Neil Gaiman's work, this was made even better by being read by him. A great story of the streets below our feet, sad and funny.
Brilliant story and narration - I could not pit it down. I have previously listened to American God and I enjoyed this even more.
"Wow! So bad!"
I apologise to the writer for criticising his work but my word that was painful to get through. Weak story, and the characters seemed hollow with not substance to them. The ending... Oh dear... Such a non event.
Well, that 10+ hours I'll never get back. 😒
"a Great Story "
This is one of my favourite listens in a long time. It was very well read and kept a strong pace. bravo!
Great book. Well read. Never go on the tube in quite the same way again!
Fantastic book couldn't stop listening to it...Hopefully the next Neil Gaiman book I read will be equally as good....I don't think I'll be disappointed xx
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