The Halloween Tree

Ray Bradbury and Jerry Robbins

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10-01-08

2hrs 1min

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Audio Theater

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Fiction/Fantasy

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10-01-08

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Audio Theater

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Fiction/Fantasy

Description

“Imaginatively cryptic…skillfully presented.” Los Angeles Times

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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.

Praise

“Imaginatively cryptic…skillfully presented.” Los Angeles Times

“At last someone has written a book about Halloween that is tricky and scary, ghostly and windy, deathly and clammy.”  Boston Globe

“A haunting, unforgettable night of trick-or-treating…Satisfyingly spooky.” Midwest Book Review

“An illuminating look into the origins of Halloween as well as an honest exploration of our own cultural view of death…Death may be our greatest mystery, but Bradbury is not afraid to look into its cold, impenetrable depths in search for meaning. The Halloween Tree illuminates the subject with a ghostly pumpkin candle whose light remained with me long after the tale was over, which is one sure mark of a good book.” SFFAudio.com

“The right mix of high spirits and subtle mystery to please both adults and children…the [listener] is carried along by its sheer exuberance.” Amazon.com

“The voice talent for this production matches well with the predominant characters of young boys, and Jerry Robbins plays Moundshroud with a good eccentric and maniacal tone…A wealth of music complements the story and gives the listener a sense of plot progression.” Publishers Weekly

“[A] pure radio dramatic experience: a free-wheeling adventure that can in an instant convince us that we are flying with a kite, building Notre Dame, or visiting the catacombs where Mexican mummies pass eternity. What makes it work is the extravagant musical score…the elegance of Jeffrey Gage’s music.” Phil Nichols, Bradbury Media, England

“A fast-moving, eerie…tale set on Halloween night.” Booklist

“A spectacular guide to the nether regions.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2008
Release Date October 1, 2008
Release Date Machine 1222819200
Imprint Colonial Radio Theater
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children/YA
Author Bio
Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012), one of the most popular science fiction writers in the world, wrote more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, and poems. He won many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the O. Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000, he was the recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Jerry Robbins

Jerry Robbins is an American actor and singer who has performed in more than one hundred stage productions, including an acclaimed portrayal of John Barrymore in William Luces’ play, Barrymore. He has also written and produced forty radio plays with his company, the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, winning the Parents Choice Award for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 2001 and an Audio Worlds Golden Headset Award for Little Big Horn in 1999.

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An Insider.com Pick of the Best Horror Audiobooks

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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