Die unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story)

The radioplay by WDR

Fantastica is in danger. The eerie nothing threatens to swallow all that exists. In order to save the kingdom of the Childlike Empress, Bastian must embark on a dangerous journey ...

In an elaborate production lasting more than five hours, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), in cooperation with Silberfisch / Hörbuch Hamburg, has re-produced Michael Ende's world bestseller as a powerfully voiced radio play. The world-famous characters are brought to life in a clever dramatization that is close to the text and features more than forty narrators, as well as specially composed music and sophisticated sound installations. An adventure for the whole family!

Awarded the German Audio Book Prize 2016 in the category Best Children's Audio Book.


  • The radioplay by WDR
  • Narrators: Anna Thalbach, Hans Kremer, Jürgen Thormann, Mechthild Großmann, Jens Wawrczeck and others
  • Music: Felix Rösch
  • Length: 286 min.
  • Year of publication: 2014
  • Publisher: Silberfisch