Neil Gaiman was the WINNER of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Outstanding Contribution to Radio Drama
A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door.
Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....
An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his ordinary life into the strange world of London Below. There he meets the Earl of Earl's Court, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of the Black Friars, comes face to face with the Great Beast of London, and encounters an Angel called Islington.
Adapted for radio by the award-winning Dirk Maggs, this captivating dramatisation features a stellar cast including David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony Head and David Schofield.
Contains over 25 minutes of additional unbroadcast material, including extended scenes, bloopers and outtakes.
The full list of narrators includes: James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbens, Romola Garai, George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul Chequer, Don Gilet, and Abdul Salis.
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I've never read this book and I thought the adaptation did an excellent portrayal. I was able to visualize the surrounding without the intricate descriptions books normally have to get you into the world. I liked it a lot.
I wish I had seen one of the reviews that said you really need to be familiar with the story to understand this. Right from the beginning I could not understand half the words they were saying, and had no idea what they were talking about. It was like listening to garbledy-gook. I listened for about 10 minutes and gave up. Wish I could return it but I waited too long before I listened to it. If you don't know the story ahead of time, don't buy this!
This was the first time listening to a radio play and it's incredibly amazing. Really enjoy it.
Such a brilliantly crafted story. The fantasy is clever and exceptionally well thought out. I would love to hear more
The element of kindness, so often ignored in modern stories.
I don't usually like Audible books that are acted out by a whole cast. I tend to prefer to have a story read to me. But this was great. All the characters were superb. Clear diction and well articulated
Too many to list. Hunter's betrayal. Richard's panic when he realised that no one knew him. There are many more
I am searching for a longer version or another story with these same characters. Thoroughly enjoyed it
"An excellent performance"
It's a fantastic story read by brilliant actors.
The Marquis de Carabas.
Mind the Gap.
"Sorry. Wrong London"
It would have been nice for there to be some sort of division between the end of the story and the beginning of the best quotes/bloopers/etc - having already listened to the unabridged version, I got massively confused when it just seemed to continue on after the ending. It took a few sentences for me to realise that I was listening to an assortment of great quotes.
I read never where a few years ago and loved it and when I discovered there was an all star cast radio play I couldn't resist. The performance by Benedict Cumberbatch alone is worth listening for.
"Great story. Skip annoying end of chapter credits"
Great story. Great performance. However very Annoying that audible didn't edit end of each chapter and had repeat of all actors and producers.
"Who needs to grow up"
It's like a children's book for adults, it's a good story and really fun to listen to the tale as it pulls Richard into another world.
The main character Richard is a nice chap who I'll like to have a pint with.
What a great bunch of voices to guide you along the road.
Look out below
"Enjoyable and engaging"
Great to be transported into another world. Likeable characters, nothing too sinister! I will be looking out for more Neil Gaimen dramatisations.
This is my first Neil Gaiman solo, I have enjoyed his collaboration with Terry Pratchett and this didn't disappoint. A good story, excellent production and a pleasant introduction to this author.
James mcavoy is great, as are all the cast. This was a really fun adventure through London with an eye on the fantastical.
"This is brilliant!"
Drawn into a parallel world existing in underground modern day London, Gaiman's clever imagining of a subterranean society charts Richard Mayhew's embroilment in 'London Below'. He encounters the Black Friars, Night's Bridge and discovers that there is an Angel in Islington... To anyone familiar with London's tube maps, this quirky interpretation is amusing and inspired. Neverwhere is one of my favourite books, and this reimagining in drama was just outstanding. Although it was originally a television series before it was a novel, I haven't seen it so my comparison is purely based on the novel adaptation. All of the characters were fantastically interpreted by some very talented actors, and it was brilliant hearing some very well known voices give life to a darkly humorous yarn. Really worth a listen!
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