I decided to listen to the audio book for the actual book and loved that, Neil Gaiman himself narrates it. I didn't think this book could get any better. The story itself was awesome. Part of it is probably due to the fact that I have a bit of a discriminatory hearing problem. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the strange world of London Below. I just want to say, I don't think you've seen it at its absolute, shining best. Just one thing bothered me, and that was a preponderance of dangling participles and grammar slips.
If you're a fan of the book, I would recommend giving this a try. Other cast members include: David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Anthony Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbins, Lucy Cohu, George Harris, Sir Christopher Lee, and Romola Garai. I really also liked Door and the Marquis. The cast in this I have consumed this previously in novel form and the 1996 television series. More than that, it should be beloved by me.
I read the book in January this year so I knew what the story was about and already had a mental picture of everything. I listened to this while I was at work doing the mindless stuff like filing out spreadsheets. It was a fun way to pass the time and made it go back way more quickly. Las actuaciones son destacables , y junto con la historia me mantuvieron prendida todos los episodios. This isn't easy for me. I mean, look at the names! The lack of narration hurt the clarity of the story.
I tend to dream away and at some point completely stop paying attention to the story at all. El elenco es destacable, especialmente Richard, y Angel Islington del cual me hubiera gustado más participación pero no estoy siendo objetiva jaja. I found myself wondering how someone who didn't know much about the story would be able to envision what was occurring. I felt like I was at a play with my eyes closed. I could see myself in a little theatre in London, watching this play unfold in front of me - so it was a true theatrical experience - different from other books I've listened to. To find out more or to opt-out, please read our.
The six episodes were very short less than 30 minutes, except for the first one, which was longer and the pacing just felt off to me. The ending was pretty predictable. I love the fact that it's produced by Dirk Maggs, who did the Brilliant Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio dramatizations, not to mention Sexton Blake. First and foremost, their obvious joy at participating in such an experience is palpable. An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of London. However, it was a pretty amazing introduction to this format. I'm not very familiar with radio-shows but I did feel that if you had never read Neverwhere, that there would be a lot of confusion.
I find it difficult to review the story though. A great story about a group of people that are thrown together unexpectedly and realize right away that it is imperative that they work together if they are to survive the perils at hand. Part of this is just me having a problem and being a curmudgeon. Part of it is a sense of fair play. I'd recommend it to all appreciators of speculative fiction. So this Neverwhere is a spoken dramatization, complete with sound effects and meritorious actors.
It was actually the first book I ever read from Neil Gaiman. I enjoyed listening to this so much. Honestly, I have to physically restrain myself from listing to the first episode right away stuff need to be done, before I am free to do that. It took me yesterday and this morning, while driving, to get through the whole thing. This story has so many twists and turns.