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5.0 out of 5 starsCaptures the Tone of the Story & Great for Fans!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 28, 2021
The Audible adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” covers the events of Gaiman, Sam Keith, and Mike Dringenberg’s series through “The Dream Country,” the third collected volume of the comic. It’s lovely to hear Gaiman himself provide his dulcet tones as the narrator while James McAvoy brings a brilliantly brooding presence to Morpheus. Riz Ahmed is perfect as The Corinthian and Kat Dennings perfectly captures Death’s optimism. Taron Egerton, Andy Serkis, Michael Sheen, Arthur Darvill, Reginald D. Hunter, Joanna Lumley, and Miriam Margolyes further lend their considerable talents to the story.
It helps if readers are familiar with the work. While Gaiman narrates each chapter and provides descriptions as necessary, the stories began in the comic book medium with its blend of text and visual storytelling so some details are lost in translation. The theme also overwhelms at times, with chapters structured like a television series featuring a “teaser” prior to the main titles. That being said, the adaptation gets the story beats right and captures the tone of the original comics perfectly. It’s a great adaptation for fans looking to rediscover the series.