The Halloween Tree

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.02 hours)
Product Number: Z100095337
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481539968
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Description

On a Halloween night, eight boys are led on an incredible journey into the past by the mysterious "spirit" Moundshroud. Riding a dark autumn wind from ancient Egypt to the land of the Celtic druids, from Mexico to a cathedral in Paris, they will witness the haunting beginnings of the holiday called Halloween. Featuring the evocative prose and imagery of Ray Bradbury, the fine acting of the Colonial Radio Theatre players, and atmospheric music and sound effects, this story will send shivers of delight (and spine-chilling terror) through listeners young and old, long after the last candle has died in your jack-o'-lantern.

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Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2008

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Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number C05080
Released: May 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501980954
eAudio
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Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number Z13773
Released: Apr 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501981111
eBook
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Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Product Number EB00588325
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780553512724

Professional reviews

"One of America's foremost storytellers, Ray Bradbury, spins this fairy-tale story of Halloween night and all the mystery it entails. Bronson Pinchot invests this short novel with a dignified air. Some boys who are out trick-or-treating lose one of their number and enlist a friendly spirit to help retrieve him from the land of the dead. The spirit transports them across the centuries to learn how fear of death has influenced the history of Halloween. Pinchot often whispers his narration to the point of inaudibility--this is not a book to listen to on a noisy commute. The spirit, Moundshroud, is the chief offender here, almost sighing his dialogue. While the boys are loud enough, they all sound similar. However, they're usually named in the text, so lack of character differentiation isn't a problem. A.Z.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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