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Listen To A Clip Of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Beautifully Haunting Singing Voice From Neverwhere

And All Was Right With the World

This audio clip autostarts so we’re putting it after the jump. But really, would anyone mind a little surprise Benedict Cumberbatch?

Cumberbatch plays Islington in the audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s TV series/novel Neverwhere and acts alongside James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, Anthony Head and Christopher Lee (check out a cast photo!). It will have its premiere on BBC’s Radio 4 this Saturday and continue on Radio 4 Extra Monday-Friday.

If only listen isn’t enough, and I’m sure it won’t be, take a tip from the Radio Times: “For an extra-eerie effect, open this page in two (or more) windows and start the clip playing for a second time, say 15/20 seconds after the first one has started (the more windows you open, the weirder it gets…)”

(via Radio Times)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."