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The Sandman: Act II

Written by: Neil Gaiman,Dirk Maggs
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman,James McAvoy,Emma Corrin,Brian Cox,Kat Dennings,John Lithgow,Bill Nighy
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Publisher's Summary

Please note: This content is not for kids. It is for mature audiences only. Just like the original graphic novels, this audio adaptation contains explicit language and graphic violence, as well as strong sexual content and themes. Discretion is advised.

Enter the Dreaming again as the blockbuster audio adaptation of “the greatest epic in the history of comic books” continues in The Sandman: Act II. James McAvoy returns to voice Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, in this sequel to the number-one New York Times audio best seller. Journey into a world of myths, imagination, and terror based on the best-selling DC comic books and graphic novels written by Neil Gaiman (returning as the Narrator), and lose yourself in another groundbreaking, immersive drama adapted and directed by the award-winning audio master Dirk Maggs.

In the absolutely packed Act II, the dark fantasy resumes and the Sandman expands into the French Revolution, ancient Rome, 19th-century San Francisco, eighth-century Baghdad, and beyond. New and familiar characters abound, voiced by a bright mix of performers, including Kat Dennings, Regé-Jean Page, Emma Corrin, Michael Sheen, Kristen Schaal, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Wright, and so many more, including fan-favorite narrators Simon Vance and Ray Porter.

Just close your eyes and listen again as the greatest epic continues.

Act II of the audio series The Sandman adapts collected volumes four (Season of Mists) and five (A Game of You) of the comics in their entirety, and most of volume six (Fables & Reflections).

©2021 DC. All Rights Reserved. The Sandman and all related elements are trademarks of DC Comics. (P)2021 DC Comics and Audible

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patchy but interesting

Unlike the 1st book, this one is more of an anthology, not truly centered around a central plot. Not really what I enjoy in a NG tale.

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Will not disappoint. Just as good as the first.

Overall the cast is amazing again. The story is lacking a little compared to the first story. But that doesn’t take away from the solid overall production here. No other Ensemble audiobook stands up to this quality it’s just beautiful.

There is a review on here that gave this audiobook one star across the board. I can’t understand why that review has not been deleted. It’s clearly a troll trying to bring down the rating on this great audiobook.

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A second masterpiece

What can I say? In audio entertainment, I don't think I've encountered a production equal to this one, except perhaps volume 1. The brilliance continues, and I can't wait for more!

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Curious to call it an Act 2

I like the stories well enough and there's some story arc through early chapters, but I can't find a reason for this to be called an Act 2. where Act 1 told side stories which would become relevant, this sort of had a major story to tell, had a modest ending to that arc and then continued to tell other stories for what felt sort of like space filler.
Well performed, and the short stories are mostly pretty good. I just don't think as a whole that this rises beyond average.
That said, by all means listen to this if you are a fan of Gaiman or the performers.

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More sandman. Of course it’s great.

The same standard as part one. Splendid performances, production, and story.
If you are a fan of part one this is a no brainer. If you haven’t listened to part one, well go and do that, part 2 will wait. If you’ve read the comics you know these are some of the best stories ever told. Amazing.

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Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs are Gods

I didn't think it would be possible to surpass Sandman 1, but this did. It's amazing in every possible way. Well acted, perfectly narrated and told in a way both visceral and ethereal and everything in between.
I am Amazed and in love with this production.

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Act 1 was soooo much better

I was really excited to get this because of how much I enjoyed Act 1, but I was incredibly disappointed. The storylines are random and barely include the lord of dreams. It felt disjointed and meandered.

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Brilliant!

l laughed
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I am starting them both again

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Awesome twist

I loved the story was delivered as it gives real act as if I was watching a detailed movie.

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orpheus' song

oh sweet lord!!!! Not even finished this and, I'm in love with this production

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