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Something Wicked This Way Comes Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Something Wicked This Way Comes (Unabridged), by Ray Bradbury
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.75 (36,655 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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This masterpiece of fantastic fiction will stir and stretch your imagination. Legendary storyteller Ray Bradbury weaves together dreams and nightmares, childhood memories and fantasies, to create this darkly poetic, magical tale of two boys encountering evil secrets.

Best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade know there's something odd in the late October air. It all begins when a lightning-rod salesman appears one evening and insists that they take one of his contraptions covered with mystical protection symbols. Later, the boys look on as an eerie carnival rolls into town. Mysterious and sinister events take place, and what they witness on the carousel is enough to send them running.

Generations of readers have been seduced by Ray Bradbury's timeless imagination and fascinating metaphors. The rich prose of this Bradbury classic is enhanced by Paul Hecht's resonant, articulate voice. Hecht's narration evokes the novel's delicious blend of dread and wonder.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Joe | 2/19/2014

    " I really did not care for this one at all. Not only does it recycle old ideas, but it just isn't good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Tim | 2/8/2014

    " This book is much denser than I remember it being. And more Melville-esque, for better and for worse "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Kimberly | 2/7/2014

    " Another of those wonderful childhood reads to revisit near Halloween! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Ryan Splenda | 1/10/2014

    " Ray Bradbury writes with a richness that lacks in most modern science fiction/horror novels. This book is full of delightfully wicked scenes that are described so intensely...truly worth the read. "

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About the Author
Author 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 National Book Award and the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audio books spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Paul’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits.