The Sandman

The Sandman

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times Magazine as “the greatest epic in the history of comic books”, The Sandman changed the game with its dark, literary world of fantasy and horror - creating a global, cultural phenomenon in the process. At long last, Audible and DC present the first-ever audio production of the New York Times best-selling series written by acclaimed storyteller Neil Gaiman (who also serves as co-executive producer). Adapted and directed by multi-award-winner (and frequent Gaiman collaborator) Dirk Maggs, and performed by an ensemble cast with James McAvoy (It, Parts One and Two, X-Men: First Class, Split) in the title role, this first installment of a multi-part original audio series will transport you to a world that re-writes the rules of audio entertainment the way that The Sandman originally re-defined the graphic novel.

When The Sandman, also known as Lord Morpheus - the immortal king of dreams, stories and the imagination - is pulled from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a nefarious cult, he languishes for decades before finally escaping. Once free, he must retrieve the three “tools” that will restore his power and help him to rebuild his dominion, which has deteriorated in his absence. As the multi-threaded story unspools, The Sandman descends into Hell to confront Lucifer (Michael Sheen), chases rogue nightmares who have escaped his realm, and crosses paths with an array of characters from DC comic books, ancient myths, and real-world history, including: Inmates of Gotham City's Arkham Asylum, Doctor Destiny, the muse Calliope, the three Fates, William Shakespeare (Arthur Darvill), and many more. 

A powerhouse supporting cast helps translate this masterwork into a sonic experience worthy of its legacy, including Riz Ahmed, Kat Dennings, Taron Egerton, Samantha Morton, Bebe Neuwirth, Andy Serkis, and more. Setting the stage for their performance is an unprecedented cinematic soundscape featuring an original musical score by British Academy Award winner James Hannigan. Fans will especially revel in a new twist for the audio adaptation: Neil Gaiman himself serves as the narrator. Follow him as he leads listeners along a winding path of myths, imagination and, often, terror. Even in your wildest dreams, you’ve never heard anything like this.

Title:The Sandman
Edition Language:English
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    The Sandman Reviews

  • Lyn

    So much fun!I’m a huge fan of audiobooks, I listen to them all the time – more than music or podcasts, but not so much a full cast production. So I was a little hesitant to start this Audible orig...

  • Choko

    *** 4.35 *** "...“What power would hell have if those imprisoned here would not be able to dream of heaven?”― Neil Gaiman, Preludes & Nocturnes..." This is a very moody read for sure. It has t...

  • Dawn C

    Uuuuggg, four or five stars? How to judge! This masterfully rewritten, directed and crafted full cast audio version of the first Sandman comics (I’ve lent my first four to a friend so I can’t actu...

  • Tony

    There are simply not enough adjectives to describe how fantastic this is.I hope more are coming....

  • Trish

    When I'm a fan, I'm a FAN (meaning I can read the same story several times and enjoy reading it in different formats). And Gaiman's The Sandman certainly is a series to gush over. Sure, the art of the...

  • Char

    This audio was so much fun!It's done in episodes with a full cast production. There is music and sound effects here and there. I would recommend reading the graphic novels first, but even if you didn'...

  • Bradley

    Very satisfying.Mind you, I've read the comics several times through, so I was apprehensive about how well it would have transformed into an audiobook format.Fortunately, it worked brilliantly. I'm su...

  • Jillian

    This audio book was amazeballs. It was like watching a movie without pictures it’s so much fun. I give it 5 stars and 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up. I love that Neil Gaiman narrates all his own book...

  • 🍁 Antonella 🍁

    A masterpiece in audio form!This was truly a spectacular adaptation of the graphic novel (only covers volume 1-3 of the series, though). The sound effects were amazeball, it felt like you were in a mo...

  • Inkish Kingdoms

    I am shivering every time Neil Gaima talks... Yes... yes all you want... yes yes... I am not paying attention just... keep talking mmmm...