Neverwhere: BBC Dramatisation PDF ¸ Neverwhere: BBC

Neverwhere: BBC Dramatisation PDF ¸ Neverwhere: BBC

Neverwhere: BBC Dramatisation ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Neverwhere: BBC Dramatisation Author Neil Gaiman – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk 16 London BelowAn act of kindness catapults Richard from his ordinary life into a subterranean world 26 Earl's CourtTo learn who killed Door's family Richard visits a venerable resident of London Belo London BelowAn act of kindness catapults Richard from his ordinary life into a subterranean world Earl's CourtTo learn who killed Door's family Richard visits a venerable resident of London Below The Angel IslingtonRichard and Door travel to the British Museum to locate the citadel of the legendary Angel The Black FriarsRichard heads to the monastery where he must undergo a terrifying ordeal to obtain the key Market AfloatRichard and Door find Neverwhere: BBC eBook Ñ a guide to lead them through the labyrinth deep beneath London The KeyRichard and Door finally discover who ordered the death of Door's family Can they escape Beneath the streets of London there is another London A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations A somewhere that is NeverwhereAn act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of London Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the strange world of London BelowSo begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath the streets of London a London of shadows where the tube cry of 'Mind the Gap' takes on new meaning; for the inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen through the gaps in society the dispossessed the homeless Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl’s Court Old Bailey and Hammersmith faces a life threatening ordeal at the hands of the Black Friars comes face to face with Great Beast of London and encounters an Angel Called IslingtonJoining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions the Maruis de Carabas and the bodyguard Hunter Richard embarks on an extraordinary uest to escape from the clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to discover who ordered them to murder her family All the while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in London AboveA six part adaption of Neil Gaiman’s novel adapted by Dirk Maggs for Radio and Radio Extra sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast which includes 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 Cheuer Don Gilet and Abdul SalisJames McAvoy Richard MayhewNatalie Dormer Lady DoorDavid Harewood Maruis de CarabasSophie Okonedo HunterBenedict Cumberbatch IslingtonAnthony Head CroupDavid Schofield VandemarBernard Cribbins Old BaileyRomola Garai Jessica BartramChristopher Lee Earl of Earl's CourtAndrew Sachs TooleyGeorge Harris AbbotDon Gilet Fulingous Ruislip BlackfriarAbdul Salis Sable Sump Clarence Homeless ManPaul Cheuer Gary Guard Lucy Cohu LamiaYasmin Paige Anaesthesia Tenant – female Match girlJohnny Vegas Lord RatspeakerStephen Marcus Varney Homeless man Letting agent Guard Karen Archer Sylvia Old Woman Dream Hawker MotherJohn Glover Lord PorticoNeil Gaiman Mr Figgis Fop with no namePaul Stonehouse Iliaster.


10 thoughts on “Neverwhere: BBC Dramatisation

  1. Patrick Patrick says:

    Okay Allow me to take a deep breath here This isn't easy for me I didn't particularly like this production of Neverwhere I feel awful typing that Worse I feel stupid I feel like this is a betrayal I've loved Neverwhere for ages I own right now eight unread copies of the paperback I buy them in bulk and give them away to people who claim they don't like fantasy I use it as a gateway drug What's I've loved all the other productions of Neverwhere I've experienced I enjoyed the old BBC show that I watched ages ago back in 1998 I enjoyed the original audiobook that I listened to back in 2001 narrated by some guy I can't remember And I've profoundly enjoyed the even better audiobook read by Gaiman himself The thing is this BBC production has a thousand things that should make it awesome More than that it should be beloved by me 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 He's the person I'd want doing my radio adaptation if I ever had one I love the fact that the voice talent includes Benedict Cumberbatch Anthony Head and Christopher LeeI love the fact that Gaiman cast himself in the bit parts of The Fop with No Name and the vaguely pervy security guard whose name I can't even remember For these reasons and many others I've been looking forward to listening to this I've been all tingly and afluter with anticipation But I just don't care for it Part of it is probably due to the fact that I have a bit of a discriminatory hearing problem So the dramatic sound effects made it harder for me to hear the dialogue And part of it was probably that I was listening to it on my phone where the audio uality is certainly not THX certified And part of this is probably that we always love best what we love first and I've listened to Neil himself reading the audiobook of Neverwhere at least a half dozen times It's really hard to top that So yes Part of this is just me having a problem and being a curmudgeon But honestly I don't think it's just me The truth is even being a fan of the book I found the action difficult to follow The lack of narration hurt the clarity of the story Also the entire production was only about 3 hours long so the pacing felt off to me There just wasn't enough time for tension to develop properly For example spoiler alert Hunter betrays the group is taken hostage and his fatally wounded in the space of about 5 minutes It felt terribly rushed to me and made her repentance seem oddly false and insincere which is a genuine shame Why am I really writing this? I honestly don't know Part of it is a sense of fair play I am lavish and unsparing of my praise of Gaiman's work I am to put it plainly a huge gushy fanboy So to me it feels dishonest for me to keep uiet when I have a strong opinion on this version of the story Plus I hope to say to any new fans out there if this was your first time hearing the story and you enjoyed it Huzzah I'm delighted Welcome to Neverwhere it's one of my absolute favorite books I just want to say I don't think you've seen it at its absolute shining best If you liked this I beg you check out the audiobook or the novel I'm serious It will blow the top off your head Heretically yours pat


  2. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Audible edition read by full BBC cast Christopher Lee James McAvoy Natalie Dormer David Harewood Sophie Okonedo Benedict Cumberbatch Anthony Head 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 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 enad with it I'm going to have to get me some Gaiman STAT And maybe listen to James McAvoy some


  3. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    I have consumed this previously in novel form and the 1996 television series I have loved it in all its forms and that includes this excellent full cast recordingRichard Mayhew a Scotsman living in London performs a random act of compassion for a stranger and is plunged into the world of London Below and exiled from the surface world Now he must help the Lady Door in her mission to find out why her family were murdered and avoid the brutal killers Mr Croup and Mr VandemarThe cast in this is star studded and all do an excellent job James Mcavoy in particular plays Richard Mayhew perfectly and Benedict Cumberbatch does a terrific job as the Angel Islington as well Even small roles such as the Black Friars bring to those characters than is immediately obvious from the novel and as such I think this may well be my favorite rendition of one of my favorite urban fantasies


  4. Mario Mario says:

    I enjoyed listening to this so much It was so good to be back in this world once I don't think that they could've found a better cast for this I mean James McAvoy and Natalie Dormer What's not to love? If you're a fan of the book I would recommend giving this a try I guarantee you won't be disappointed


  5. Cathy Cathy says:

    I tried one audiobook five years ago and didn't like it Afterward I always said that I didn't like audiobooks because it was too hard for me to concentrate on them falling asleep getting distracted but I caved for this BBC dramatization after listening to a snippet with McAvoy and getting three months of free AudibleMcAvoy as Richard and Dormer as Door were pretty good The other cast members did great jobs as well Cumbersnatch and Christopher Lee being the ones I looked forward to the mostThis was fun I find it difficult to review the story though Listening to a full cast enacting it was such a different experience from reading a book I wonder what I missed only listening to dialogue with background noises Surely there must have been descriptions of characters buildings the marketsHaving places of London come to life below as persons was a great bit of world building I loved it The story was fairly straight forward and not terribly complicated I didn't guess the bad guy but I was always bad at that Other than that nothing really took me by surprise The ending was pretty predictable Nonetheless I liked the plot and found it entertaining London Below was again a fantastic bit of world buildingI am now looking forward to the comic book version of Neverwhere sitting on my book shelf Who knows I might even get the print edition of the book afterwards5 full cast stars with wings and teeth


  6. Jessica Jessica says:

    I don't like audiobooks but this with a full cast was amazing So fantastic to be able to hear London Below and of course the voices were just delicious


  7. Laura Laura says:

    From BBC Radio 4 Extra Beneath the streets of London there is another London A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations A somewhere that is NeverwhereAn act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of London Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the strange world of London BelowSo begins a curious and mysterious adventure deep beneath the streets of London a London of shadows where the tube cry of 'Mind the Gap' takes on new meaning; for the inhabitants of this murky domain are those who have fallen through the gaps in society the dispossessed the homeless Here Richard meets the Earl of Earl's Court Old Bailey and Hammersmith faces a life threatening ordeal at the hands of the Black Friars comes face to face with Great Beast of London and encounters an Angel Called IslingtonJoining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions the Maruis de Carabas and the bodyguard Hunter Richard embarks on an extraordinary uest to escape from the clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to discover who ordered them to murder her family All the while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in London Above16 London BelowAn act of kindness catapults Richard from his ordinary life into a subterranean world26 Earls' CourtTo learn who kill the Door's family Richard visits a venerable resident of London Below36 The Angel IslingtonRichard and Door travel to the British Museum to locate the citadel of the legendary angel46 The Black FriarsRichard heads to the monastery where he must undergo a terrifying ordeal to obtain the key56 Market AfloatRichard and Door find a guide to led them through the labyrinth beneath London66 The KeyRichard and Door finally discover who ordered the death of the Door's family Can they escape?A six part adaption of Neil Gaiman's novel adapted by Dirk Maggs sees James McAvoy as Richard lead a stellar cast which includes Natalie Dormer David Harewood Sophie Okonedo Benedict Cumberbatch Christopher Lee Anthony Head David Schofield Bernard Cribbins Romola Garai George Harris Andrew Sachs Lucy Cohu Johnny Vegas Paul Cheuer Don Gilet and Abdul Salishttpwwwbbccoukprogrammesb01r527b


  8. Trish Trish says:

    Again heard not readI read the book in January this year so I knew what the story was about and already had a mental picture of everything However after the wonderful dramatization of Good Omens which I listened to around Christmas January 2015 I got curious when author Neil Gaiman tweeted about Neverwhere getting a make over too This is not the first dramatization of the story but definitely the first with this sort of cast I mean look at the namesAs I said before I'm usually not into audiobooks the old falling asleep or not being focused problem but since this has Benedict jaguar in a cello Cumberbatch sigh well that voice you get my point And just as hoped I was not disappointd by ANY of the voices Maybe it wasn't always 100% as I had imagined it while reading the book but it was still great Perhaps the fact that I've read the book first and then listened to the audiobook helped Anyway the BBC did a marvellous job again by not just using a great cast but also paying attention to all the details in Gaiman's story making London Below come to life


  9. ✨Susan✨ ✨Susan✨ says:

    I thought that this production was a bit of a Steampunkfantasy done masterfully by the narrators 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 This was by far my favorite Neil Gaiman book to date it is full of great strange places and wonderfully rich characters A fantastically dangerous adventure that incorporates two parallel worlds is great for Tweens on up and has no bad language so it easy to recommend This would be perfect for a car ride as it is done like a radio show Buckle up have fun and enjoy the ride


  10. Vavita Vavita says:

    I am really not into audiobooks I tend to dream away and at some point completely stop paying attention to the story at allMy daydreaming only took place twice with this book The story was really interesting and the character of Richard James McAvoy was super funny I had some issues with McAvoy's accent but I don't complain It was still understandable


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