The Sandman: Act II

4.8/5

Critic Rating


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Sep 25, 2021

"Gaiman himself provides the narration, and the thoughtful, enveloping sound design is thrilling. No matter who you are, the amount of narration makes this drama more of an audio book, though as ever our mind-pictures surpass even the original drawings. Be warned: everything takes a lot longer than reading any comic ever did. Set aside 13 hours for this one. …"

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Score: 4.5

Michael Bergonzi • Audio Drama Reviews Sep 28, 2020

"Gaiman’s warm storyteller voice narrating the caption boxes of the comic book might feel out of place in the beginning but its what keeps the story from getting too dark. The delivery and cadence of the two-word lines are so visceral that you feel sweaty and gross for listening to what comes after. James McAvoy is an interesting choice to play the Dream Lord, not because he’s bad or not a good fit. This is unlike any role he’s done and if it wasn’t for the accompanying PDF with cast and crew information, I would’ve never known he was the voice. "

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