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This is a CD for MP3 audio only. It is NOT the book on CD. Be careful when you order this because if you're expecting a series of discs that you can play at home or in the car, you will be massively disappointed. This ONLY works if you have access to MP3 playing ability, which I do not. So I have to return it.
Really upset about this. I know it's partially my fault for not noticing the MP3 logo on the cover image, but Amazon should not be labeling this as the audio CD because that is incorrect. I really wanted the audio discs.
This was amazing. Knowing that Neil Gaiman was involved, I had high hopes that it would do justice to the story and be well done, but it exceeded my hopes. I know there are still efforts to come up with a film or TV version of the story, but I have a hard time imagining any better adaptation than what's been done here.
This volume covers the first three volumes of the comic (Preludes & Nocturnes, The Doll's House, and Dream Country). I've read the comic series multiple times, and this did come across as fully unabridged, and in some cases even added some details in the narration (done wonderfully by Neil Gaiman himself) that aren't specifically mentioned in the comic. They did change the order of some of the stories from how they play out in the books, but not in a way that effected the storytelling.
This may be one of my favorite audiobooks ever, and I can't wait to see how they'll do with the rest of the series.
The Sandman, Master of Dreams. Morpheus as he is sometimes called. Or, if you will, he is also known as Dream. He is the Lord Master of the Dreaming. He is one of the Endless.
Initially appearing in the pages of DC's VERTIGO series written by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman, the world was introduced to The Sandman, Master of Dreams. Beautifully told - It has a beginning. It has a middle. And, it has an ending - of sorts. All tales do.
[PLEASE NOTE: This review is specifically for the physical MP3-CD version of this release. If I were to rate the audio production as a whole, I would give it 4/5.] I purchased the Audible download on the day of release, and was reasonably pleased with a conservative-yet-faithful adaptation of the first 20 issues of Gaiman's Sandman series. However, being the audio-geek that I am, I wasn't happy with the lossy 128-bit download supplied by Audible, so I bought this as an alternative. I was unable to open the disk on a Mac running Catalina, using several different types of external CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray readers. What a disappointment.
Perfect casting for this. This is more of a radio drama than an "audiobook" of the Sandman. I am a huge fan of the series. The dramatization was fantastic, with the addition of a music soundtrack and sound effects. Highly recommend to folks to listen. Personally, I would like to see this ensemble in a video series doing this as well.