After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - a BBC Radio Dramatization

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I just finished listening to BBC Radio's production of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, and it was a wonderful thing. It took me a little bit to get used to the way the production was handled, but eventually I was swept up in the story and had no problems following along. The narrators are fantastic, including James McAvoy (LOVE), Natalie Dormer, David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch (LOVE, AGAIN), Christopher Lee, Anthony Head, David Schofield, Bernard Cribbens, Romola Garai, George Harris, Andrew Sachs, Lucy Cohu, Johnny Vegas, Paul Chequer, Don Gilet, Abdul Salis, and Neil Gaiman.

I've never read Neverwhere before, and when I heard that they released the BBC production on Audible, I jumped at the chance to download it. While I had part of the story figured out rather early on, I still enjoyed it. Gaiman has such a way of making something that shouldn't feel real at all seem absolutely ordinary and matter of fact. I've got a copy of the novel at home, and I think I'm going to pick that up sooner than later to see how the book plays out and to see if they kept honest to the book or made any drastic changes.

If you enjoy audiobooks or audio dramatizations, I'd highly recommend this! It was a topnotch production.

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