[Audiobook] The Sandman $0 for Subscribers @ Audible AU

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This came up as $0 for me, and looks to be a promotion leading up to the release of the second audiobook.

At over 1,200 5* reviews it's worth checking out if you have an Audible subscription.

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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.

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.

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Comments

  • +4 votes

    I looked at this on audible about 24h ago ….. Now it's free?! +1 OP.

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    Free for members until 22 October 2021, 11.59pm AEDT

    I listened to this a few months ago, it's not bad.

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      Yes, I'm not clear if that means you'll lose it from your library on that date, or if that is the latest it can be claimed.

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        I think you'll keep it, that's the usual way with Audible.

  • +4 votes

    Search for “free” in audible and tons of stuff will come up.

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      Thank you. I've added around 80 more audio books now :)

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    Says "Offer available to U.S. listeners only. Ends Oct. 22, 2021."

    Worked for me but might disappear soon

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    Thanks! Was about to use a credit on this

  • +1 vote

    Listened to this a few months ago, really well read and enjoyed it

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      Recommended any others, where do people go to check out reviews on audiobooks?

      • +1 vote

        Wind up in a relationship with an author who has audiobooks, not sure how other people do it. I stopped reading her books (except helping on drafts) since she got an excellent actress to do it (probably not allowed to plug it, but does a few TVs and movies, recently got a voice role in Rainbow Six Siege).

        Generally my audiobooks fall into a few categories, famous books with high production values (like this, World War Z, Dracula, Heads Will Roll, Artemis. Jesse Eisenberg did an audible original that's apparently good), autobiographies read by the author (they tend to put the right emotion into it), anything read by Yahtzee Croshaw (does a series called Zero Punctuation reviewing videogames, also writes fantasy books that aren't great writing but very well read) and anything read by British comedians (especially if it's their autobiography). There's the Audie awards too.

        There's also a handful of excellent audiobook voice actors, Frank Muller, Simon Vance, Jim Dale, Elizabeth Evans, David Thorpe, even Stephen Fry (although I have the full works of Sherlock Holmes, never gotten through them all yet). If any of them do a book that looks interesting I have a listen. Evans in particular is such a great voice actor, it's just a shame all the books she voices are generally garbage.

        Problem with audiobooks is it has to be a really good book to save bad audio, or really amazing audio to save a bad book. At least if they put someone famous on it you can assume it'll turn out pretty well, they paid a lot of money to get there.

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          Michael Kramer is also an excellent narrator imo

      • +1 vote

        Stephen Fry's Mythos series is excellent. Gaiman's Norse book is great too. The Martian is fun aswell, right now I'm on the Happiest Man Alive and it's very good (if not sad). One thing to mention is that it's worth checking your local library Audiobook apps as they have a lot to borrow for free.

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      It’s really, really well done. Kat Dennings kills it (heh) as Death.

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    Never heard of the comic. I thought this was the droll comedian from 90s triple j.

  • +1 vote

    Man, I'm really looking forward to the Netflix series.

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    It shows up as available to me.

    BTW - It looks like they have made quite a few others free, including the cyber war series by Aussie author John Birmingham.

    I am close to finishing book 3 after buying them. They are not bad - and scaringly plausible:
    https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Zero-Day-Code-Audiobook/B07T23...

    They are now showing up as free to me…. check them out.

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      I read this as “Billy Birmingham” and got excited.

  • +3 votes

    Anything from Flacco?

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    'I thought this was the line for Metallica'.

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    There is quite a bit of free content on Audible (for members) at the moment. Just go to Browse - Most Popular and check out the titles available for $0.00 .

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    Came here hoping this would be an autobiographical audiobook about the life of an ECW wrestler.