"The joy for me is knowing that somebody can have this strange audio experience. They're getting something as good as you get from radio." - Neil Gaimen
Produced by the Sci-Fi Channel and Seeing Ear Theatre - these two plays are adapted for voice by Neil Gaiman from two of his short stories (both stories can be found in Smoke & Mirrors).
SNOW GLASS APPLES: Once upon a time there lived a young princess with skin as white as snow, with hair as black as coal, with lips redder than blood. Most people think they know what happens to this young unfortunate girl. Most people are wrong. Tony-award winning actress Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, and TV's Cheers) stars as a wise Queen who wants nothing more than to reign over her kingdom peacefully but is forced to match wits with an inhuman child who has an unnatural taste for blood.
Full Cast List:
Bebe Neuwirth as the Queen ; Martin Carey as the Huntsman; Mark Evans as the Prince; Merwin Goldsmith as the Lord of the Fair; J.R. Horne as the Archbishop & Friar; Alissa Hunnicutt as the Maidservant; Randy Maggiore as a Soldier; Kate Simses as the Princess; Nick Wyman as the King
MURDER MYSTERIES: In this mystery noir set in heaven's City of Angels before the fall, the first crime has been committed. It is an awful one. While the angelic hosts labor to create the world and its workings, one of their number is mysteriously slain by one of their own. Raguel, Angel of Vengeance, is mandated by Lucifer to discover both motive and murderer in this holy dominion that had so recently known no sin.
Full Cast List:
Brian Dennehy as Raguel ; Anne Bobby as Tink's Friend ; Christopher Burns as Saraquael ; Thom Christopher as Lucifer ; Ed Dennehy as Zephkiel ; Michael Emerson as Narrator ; Traci Godfrey as Tinkerbell Richmond ; Evan Pappas as Phanuel
|Edition description:||Abridged, 2 Cassettes|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.
Bebe Neuwirth is a veteran of stage and screen, won a Tony® Award for her part in Sweet Charity and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Lilith Crane on Cheers. She can also be seen in the feature film version of Le Divorce.
Date of Birth:November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:Portchester, England
Education:Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Neil Gaiman's Snow Glass Apples was a fantastically chilling retelling of the Snow White story. Murder Mysteries was not as good as Snow Glass Apples, but was still a short, enjoyable story involving angels, murder, and Lucifer.
I love "Snow, Glass, Apples" and "Murder Mysteries" in their written forms, but oh, not in this audio form. Audio books in general can be a bit hit or miss for me, and this multiple-voice, music added format was a big, big miss. I felt like I was back college attending an overly dramatic experimental performance.
This is an audio recording of two plays for voices written by Neil Gaiman, adapted (by Gaiman himself) from his short stories Snow Glass Apples and Murder Mysteries. Each CD has its own case within the main packaging, and I put labels with the same BCID on both. I hope that doesn't confuse anyone.Snow Glass Apples is a creepy retelling of a very familiar story. I don't want to say which one and spoil the surprise. It's unquestionably disturbing, but very well done.Murder Mysteries was well acted but, to me at least, not as well written. I'm still unclear about the ending, and I wonder if that was because I didn't hear something important along the way. I'm still just a budding Gaiman fan, but I hope to read both these stories in their original form at some point in the future.
I like Neil Gaiman and loved Snow, Glass, Apples when I read it so I decided to order Two Plays for Voices. Of course Snow, Glass, Apples did not disappoint! I thought it was acted out brilliantly and the story is amazing. I listened to it on a long car ride during a snowy day and I felt as if I was living in that world for a short time. Excellent! Murder Mysteries was good as well. I was a little confused about the storyline until the end, but it has an impressive twist at the end worth waiting for. Well done!!