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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Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
This book is a little out there. Not really my style of book, but did hold my attention enough to finish it. I felt as if the author asked me to take some leaps that just didn't work for me. Some of the dialogue was quite corny, and the protagonist accepted the ridiculous situation that he was in a little too easily. The narrators did a fine job, for the most part, I just couldn't get into the story line.
I'm glad I got this cheap and didn't use a book credit. The story is convoluted. The recording at times is difficult to make out. I can barely remember the plot or the characters. I can't recommend this.
I love Neil Gaiman, even if he tests my comfort zone. I love radio shows. This was a great merging of the two.
Absolutely. The actors bring a dimension to this performance that cannot exist in the print version.
It reminded me of Tolkien's books. The key characters pass into an alternate dimension where they carry out their quest.
James McAvoy gives an outstanding performance. He is so believable.
The narrators did a great job with their characters. I realize this was a radio play and so all the added sound effects made for a different listen from a reading of a book, but those sound effects made it difficult to understand the words. I would have enjoyed being able to understand the words better if some of the sound effects had been toned down.
Fun story to listen to. All the characters did a good job. Just wish the sound effects had been toned down.
Less heavy accents and less background noise.
The actual premise of the story is great and fascinating.
? The accents were too heavy to understand easily with all the background noise.
Goodreads reviewer and blogger... also dentist and wife/mom when I get the time!
Wow, what an awesome listen! The only problem? I have to go back and get the ebook because the BBC cast version was abridged and I feel like I missed huge chunks of the story.
This is my first experience with an audiobook that is more like a theater production. I felt like I was at a play with my eyes closed. There were sound effects, at least 4 or 5 people in each scene talking, and lots of times where there was action and no words. It was strange for me, as an audiobook lover, to hear an author's words interpreted instead of spoken to the letter. However, it was a pretty amazing introduction to this format.
The story itself was awesome. Tons of action, tons of drama, tons of tension... I was totally sucked in. It was borderline horror at times, which I don't tend to like, but I was overall really enamored with it.
I'm going to have to get me some more Gaiman, STAT. And maybe listen to James McAvoy some more...
Feel like I was dropped into the middle of a story right at the beginning. Hard to understand the characters. It needs SOME narration. I decided to stick with it awhile to give it a chance figuring it would become clear to me who these people were and what was going on. Sorry to say it did not happen and so after about 40 minutes into the story I just deleted it from my device. Perhaps I am doing the novel a disservice by not staying with it longer. I am an actor and appreciate the concept of dramatizing a novel. I have to admit that a single narrator with the narration intact appeals to me more than this production did.
It was a very good story, and the narration of the many characters made it more interesting.
Richard Mayhew was a great character and was in the middle of all of the action, so I would have to select him.
Mayhew ... McAvoy did a great job with him.
I really liked the book, but go lost a time or time because I wasn't the story takes a few turns here and there, and it was sometimes hard at first to pick up which (male) actor was speaking. All in all, though, a very enjoyable book.
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