Cast and Creative Team

Writer: Alan Moore
Director: Jack McNamara
Sound Designer: Adam P McCready
Vocalist: Sharon Cal
Voiceover: Grace Cordell
Audiobook read by: Tom Edward-Kane, Maxine Peake, Jason Williamson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Pamela Nomvete, Toby Jones, Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Slinger, Aisling Loftus and Alan Moore


★★★★★ "Fantastic! Flawless work by Alan Moore - read "Jerusalem" once you've cleansed the pallet after this!" Greg Walker

★★★★★ "Superb. Blown away by this, brilliant book, brilliant performances. Hard to think of another audiobook which I have enjoyed so much" Audible Listener

★★★★★ "A fantastic audiobook with a great cast of readers. Also the ambient background sounds really do help bring the prose to life. I have read this book twice before listening to this audiobook version and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience" Mr D K Rudd

★★★★★ "Fascinating! Unusual and compelling. Some of the performances are captivating, emphasized by the haunting soundscapes" Amazon Customer

★★★★★ "What a sense of place. Hard to put into words how this made me feel. It's terrifying, funny, brutal, whimsical. It ties you to a place like no book I've ever consumed before. Just deeply fascinating storytelling - I was completely gutted when it finished. Magical" Alastair Benham

★★★★★ "Complete success. The text and the performances are remarkable. I have immediately started the whole thing again!" Tim Buescher

★★★★★ "An absolute treat. That rare thing: a literary experiement which really pulls it off and is also fiercely enjoyable. Moore writes eloquently - inhabiting diverse characters and epochs - which show the most profound understanding of the human condition in all its beauty and vulnerability. The narrators' performances are truly wonderful and surely represent actors at the top of their game. Please don't miss this!" Audible listener

★★★★★ "A fascinating series of tales. I bought the novel when it was first released and only read the first chapter. This was my first foray into audiobooks and what a treat. I feel as though I have listened to a series of radio plays, stretching back over 4000 years. The tales are dark and ominous, horrifying and fantastic. I'm a fan of Alan Moore's comics, so I had an idea of what to expect. My advice is to persevere, this is a very unique book, maybe a masterpiece" Audible listener

About the project

Northampton. The centre of England. Twelve extraordinary characters transport you through six thousand years of astonishing history.

As Alan Moore's place-writing masterpiece reaches its 25th anniversary, New Perspectives brings this expansive work to life through twelve immersive audio journeys. Violence, madness, lust and ecstasy all weave together in patterns of recurring visions, restless apparitions, and gut-wrenching narrative that offer an unprecedented voice to one of the country's most enigmatic regions.

A prehistoric-boy learns a deadly lesson, a murderess dresses up as her victim, a Roman emissary confronts an unbearable truth about the empire, two lovers burn at the stake for witchcraft and a poet begins his doomed walk from one incarceration to another.

Blending history with wild imagination this collection of remarkable tales submerge you in the power of language and unveil the deepest secrets hidden in the land. Spoken by an exceptional cast, from Maxine Peake to Sleaford Mods vocalist Jason Williamson, this is epic cinema for the ears, firmly rooted in the author's home town of Northampton.

How to listen

Available to purchase on a wide selection of audio platforms including AudibleAmazonApple BooksGoogle Play and AnyplayBeekBokus Play, BooktopiaChirpestoriesKoboLibro.FMScribd

PLUS Limited edition vinyl release: two chapters The Drownings and The Sun Looks Pale Upon the Wall, spoken by Jason Williamson of Nottingham electro-punk duo Sleaford Mods from the 25th anniversary audiobook Voice of the Fire. 250 copies only including 15 highly collectable special edition copies. Order the limited edition vinyl here.