Behind the Mic: On The Sandman by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs [Adapt.], Read by James McAvoy and a Full Cast
Jo Reed and Robin Whitten Discuss the Audio Adaptation of Gaiman’s Iconic Graphic Novels
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On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss this AudioFile Earphones winner, which is full of dark humor, horror, fantasy, satire, and mythology. It’s a total tour de force with a cinematic score, fitting for the epic story. McAvoy, who portrays Morpheus, the King of Dreams, leans hard on his polished English accent, and Neil Gaiman takes the role as the narrator with his storyteller’s voice. Listeners are swept up in a saga in which cats talk and nightmares walk, and won’t be able to hit pause once they begin.
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