In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, Bastian Balthazar Bux who is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill. Bastian embarks on a wild adventure when he enters the magical world of Fantastica, a doomed land filled with dragons, giants, and monsters, and risks his life to save Fantastica by going on a very dangerous quest.
"Gerard Doyle's performance grounds this new production of Ende's enduring fantasy about Bastian, a grieving boy whose life is changed by a stolen book." —AudioFile
About the Author - Michael Ende
Michael Ende (1929-1995) was a German author of fantasy and children's literature. His best-known works include Momo, Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver, and Mirror in the Mirror. His The Neverending Story has been translated into more than 30 languages, was made into a hit movie in 1984, and remains a much-loved international bestseller.
About the Narrator - Gerard Doyle
Gerard Doyle is an award-winning audiobook narrator. He was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theatre and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audio books, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.