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Neverwhere [Adaptation] Radio/TV Program

Neverwhere [Adaptation]

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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    Zati 09-28-13
    Zati 09-28-13
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    "Yummy"

    One of my favorite books ever, read and performed by some of my favorite people. I do think you have to read or listen to an unabridged version first to fully appreciate the story but this was very entertaining.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Lansing, MI, United States 02-12-15
    Brian Lansing, MI, United States 02-12-15 Member Since 2016

    I love to read books; and now just recently I've discovered that audio books are very cool!! I'm also an author. You can find the SciFi book "The Curse of Europa" here on Audible or on Amazon.

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    "Radio production missing what's best about a book"

    The voice acting and sound production was great and it was a good story but it took a lot of work to visualize it sometimes. It reminded me of driving my SUV with the kids in the back watching a DVD. I could hear the movie but not see it. So I got a sense of the story but sometimes didn't really know what was going on as I couldn't see what was happening.

    I was assuming it was just different voices speaking the parts but that all the narration would be there - it was not. I guess I didn't notice "Adaption" in the title. If you were already familiar with the story that would help, but I was not, so there were times where I just didn't know what was happening.

    After this I moved on to American Gods and gasped when I noticed that it was "a full cast production." I feared the same issue with a 20 hour book. Much to my delight that one had the full narration with the different voices. That was awesome and is what I was expecting here.

    So - I liked the story but I would probably steer clear of a similar production in the future.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Whittier, CA 08-20-14
    Dave Whittier, CA 08-20-14 Member Since 2011

    I'm a big fan of SF/F/Horror, and all things in between and out.

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    "This Cast Needs to Make This Movie NOW"

    I'm a huge Neverwhere fan - the kind that is always pining for any kind of hint or glimmer of the Seven Sisters (ONE DAY WE SHALL HAVE OUR SEQUEL) or film adaptation. This radioplay is nothing short of superb, and a must for Neverwhere fans.

    This cast brings London Below to life way better than any I could've fancasted. McAvoy makes Richard not only good and sweet and earnest, but someone you can't help but love. Dormer is the perfect Door to this bizarre land. Harewood and Okonedo lend delicious edges to the Marquis de Carabas and Hunter. Chirstopher Lee's hysterical and a little sad as the Earl. Head is wicked, terrifying fun as Mr. Croup. Cumberbatch is, of course, awesome as Islington.

    I could listen to it over and over again.

    If you are a Neverwhere fan, you need this adaptation. It's as sweet as the last drop of wine from an extinct Atlantean vineyard.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    D.R. 03-19-15
    D.R. 03-19-15
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    "No idea what is happeneing."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The performances are unbelievably well done. Very natural, lively, and crisp.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    N/A


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Unfortunately, no. You have no idea what's going on. It seems as if though this production is purely catering to those already familiar with the story. With was wholly disappointing.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    There is no Narrator.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I would only recommend this for those of you who have already read the book. Long time fans [of Neverwhere] will cherish its dramatization; there's absolutely no doubt in my mind about that. <br/><br/>I was drawn in by this because of its wonderfully realized score, the litany of SFX, award winning cast, and just the highly impressive production/qualitative-value overall. <br/><br/>However, with this abridgement being driven solely by the dialogue, the characters provide the audience no apparent point of reference for the narrative. I've tried to listen to section 1/7 several times by now, but I'm still at a loss regarding the actual "story". <br/><br/>It's like driving a luxury car with no windows: <br/>It doesn't matter how nice the vehicle is -- if you won't know where you're going, then what's the point? Or, I don't know, like going snorkeling without goggles. <br/>Maybe those aren't the best examples, but I hope you understand the sentiment.<br/><br/>I mean, if we'd had any sort of narration, at all, this would be a perfect audio-drama. Pluperfect. However the dialogue is unable to carry its narrative.<br/> <br/>Apart from that, though, I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's more or less closer to listening to an actual* play: meant for the eyes. <br/>As opposed to experiencing an audio-play (operative word being AUDIO): meant for the ears. <br/><br/>The problem here is just that without a point of reference, you're kept from being immersed in the world of Neverwhere. Not worth it unless you've already read the book (or listen to Gaiman's unabridged version that he performed himself). <br/><br/>Sorry for the length, guys. I really did try to keep it concise (lol). Hope this helped nonetheless. Happy listening :=c)<br/><br/>

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Irenehope Gold Canyon, AZ , USA 02-28-14
    Irenehope Gold Canyon, AZ , USA 02-28-14
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    "My Favorite Book by Neil Gaiman"
    What did you love best about Neverwhere?

    This is my favorite book by Neil Gaiman. I've always hoped for a follow-up, but Mr Gaiman is busy with other things. It was originally a TV series, so as a radio show it worked very well. The actors are first rate; Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, David Harewood and Natalie Dormer, Sophie Okonedo, Christopher Lee and others. My favorites are David Harewood of the incredibly smooth voice as the Marquise and James McAvoy's beautiful Scots accent as Richard. <br/><br/>Richard, an office drone with a bitchy fiancee, saves Door, a girl he finds injured on the street. She inadvertently leads him into London Below, an alternative London beneath the streets where people who fall through the cracks end up. Together they embark on a quest to find out who killed Door's family and to return Richard to London Above.


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    jb Plano, TX United States 02-20-14
    jb Plano, TX United States 02-20-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Oh, it's definitely All-Star"

    This is way better than the BBC TV mini-series. But still not quite as good as reading the book. The cast is a Brit actor hit squad, but I think I would have been happier with just James McAvoy narrating. Though casting Benedict Cumberbatch as the Angel Islington is scary brilliant.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Colorado, USA 11-11-13
    Thomas Colorado, USA 11-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story, Wonderful Performances"

    This dramatization of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere features many wonderful performances, the very best being that of James McAvoy. If you are a fan of Gaiman and/or McAvoy, don't miss this! One caution, some of the characters, especially the lead played by James McAvoy have heavier Scottish and English accents which may challenge American listeners.

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    Tiffany 11-19-16
    Tiffany 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best as a companion to the novel."

    I loved the voice acting, and the book is among my favorites, but I'm not certain I would recommend this to someone who isn't already familiar with the book; Neil Gaiman is a master storyteller, and the richness of the worlds he creates can be convoluted and difficult to follow without narration to accompany dialogue.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Amazing Experience"

    This was the first audio book I ever downloaded and I truly am better for it. I am afraid that other books will pale in comparison after this experience. Firstly, I did not read the book but did not feel lost in the story. Well done. In fact, closing my eyes, the imagery was incredible. Second, the cast was incredible. Third James McAvoy.

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    Wil CONYERS, GA, US 11-24-15
    Wil CONYERS, GA, US 11-24-15 Member Since 2017
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    "great listen"

    I loved the performance and the full cast production. first class all the way. amazing

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Susan Clark
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    12/13/16
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    "Incredible dramatisation"

    An outstanding cast performs this first-class performance. Whilst each member is known for other works, they bring Neil Gaiman's tale alive.
    I've found myself observing the folk around me in a different way, almost looking for people from London Below.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    12/3/16
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    "Incredible adaptation of an incredible book."

    I wish more books had many voice actors. The voices made it so immersive, it absolutely flew through the story. Fantastic actors made this a very enjoyable listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bruce
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    11/8/16
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    "Why only four stars?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Neverwhere [Adaptation] to be better than the print version?

    Not read the book but this radio play was outstanding.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Every character brilliantly brought to life


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but read several of his books including collaborations with Sir Terry


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Enthralled from start to finish


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed that act seven consisted entirely of outtakes and cut scenes. Felt short changed hence the slightly lower rating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maxine
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    11/4/16
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    "What a corker!!"

    Great story. Performances really brought this to life. Enjoyed the out takes at the end too - very funny.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/20/16
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    "awesome"

    just magically wonderful, I listen to it constantly and it remains totally amazing every time

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    9/22/16
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    "Really enjoyed, James mcavoy was brilliant!"

    The cast was great even if the story wasn't the best. Reminded me of a children's story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eva
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    8/29/16
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    "excellent story"

    Well read and excellent story to enjoy. Lots of famous voices brings it alive - i wish there were more like this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • barry
    8/24/16
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    "good cast"

    good cast performance, you have to listen carefully to keep up with progress of the story

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Damo
    8/7/16
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    "Alright"

    This was the first radio drama I have bought and I only really got it because I like the author and was interested in the big names in the cast. I was sceptical about being able to get through a whole story in three and a half hours (and really it's only just over three hours as the last chapter is bloopers and cut scenes). I felt that story was rushed along so very quickly that I struggled to get into it.

    I haven't read the book but I think Gaiman usually presents the fantastic and magical in a way that is very easy to accept and go along with, whereas I felt myself struggling with the concept of London Below the whole way through, and I feel part of this may be down to the speed at which it clips along.

    I wasn't disappointed with the cast performance, though, although McAvoy's shocked and/or surprised wheezing noises irked me a bit in places.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    5/26/16
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    "Review"

    Very entertaining and read extremely well.
    I will definitely be recommending to friends and family.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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