Book at Bedtime: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Beginning 8 July 2013 from 10:45pm – 11pm BST and continuing over five nights
BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 LW
A classic good-vs-evil tale from Neil Gaiman is guaranteed to add something invigorating to the genre. The nameless narrator finds himself at an ancient farmhouse he used to visit when he was seven years old and, from this point on, the story is set in his childhood and the realisation that adults can sometimes be the enemy, not a friend.
Although this tale could be understood just as readily by children as by their parents, it is definitely a book for adult listeners. From the early discovery of a suicide in his father’s car to a chilling sacrifice at the end, the narrator’s journey is to the dark side, with ominous bells on.
Reader: Michael Sheen
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Producer: Heather Larmour
Writer: Neil Gaiman
Via the Radio Times: review by Jane Anderson.