Hoodoo

CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD26956
Released: Nov 22, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520032160
Narrator/s: Ron Butler
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Description

Twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family with a rich tradition of practicing folk magic: hoodoo, as most people call it. But even though his name is Hoodoo, he can't seem to cast a simple spell. Then a mysterious man called the Stranger comes to town, and Hoodoo starts dreaming of the dead rising from their graves. Even worse, he soon learns the Stranger is looking for a boy. Not just any boy. A boy named Hoodoo. The entire town is at risk from the Stranger's black magic, and only Hoodoo can defeat him. He'll just need to learn how to conjure first. Set amid the swamps, red soil, and sweltering heat of small town Alabama in the 1930s, Hoodoo is infused with a big dose of creepiness leavened with gentle humor.

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Author(s): Ronald L. Smith
Narrator(s): Ron Butler
Product Number Z100105518
Released: Dec 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520032184
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Author(s): Ronald L. Smith
Product Number EB00590337
Released: Sep 01, 2015
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Publisher: Clarion Books
ISBN: #9780544445277

Professional reviews

"Narrator Ron Butler conveys the na•ve playfulness of 12-year-old Hoodoo, who was born into a magical family--seemingly, without any magic himself. Butler amplifies the humor of Hoodoo's oft-repeated refrain--"if you didn't know"--with just the right throw-away quality. Butler is also frighteningly believable as the deep-voiced Stranger, a demon who must be vanquished by Hoodoo in order to save his family and community. Elements of life in a small, African-American enclave in 1930s Alabama are brought forth through the delicious text and the immersive narration, with Jim Crow problems integrally woven into the story. Spooky and comical by turns, Ronald L. Smith's atmospheric winner of a 2016 Coretta Scott King Award is terrific family listening. S.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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