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Something Wicked This Way Comes Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36,704 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Kevin Foley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.

The carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour of a chill Midwestern October eve. Ushering in Halloween a week before its time, a calliope’s shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. Young boyhood companions James Nightshade and Will Halloway are the first to heed its call. From a place of safety, they watch a midway come to spectral life, their emotions a riot of eagerness, trepidation, bravado, and uncertainty. For they can sense the change that’s in the air; that this is the Autumn in which innocence must vanish in the harsh, acrid smoke of disillusionment … and horror.

Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show’s mazes and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes and the stuff of nightmares.

All those who still dream and remember—and those who have heard the whispering but have yet to experience its dark, poetic power—are welcome. A shadow show like none other is about to begin … again.

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Listener Reviews

  • 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 Christy | 2/15/2014

    " Yeah...weird. Kind of debated between 2 or 3 stars. I liked all the philosophical talk about death & how the carnival uses the fear of it against people. Other than that, it was just ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by meredith ann | 2/10/2014

    " it took a few chapters for this to grow on me but once it did, i couldn't put it down. i'm late to the ray bradbury party but glad to be here now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Barbie | 2/9/2014

    " It was wonderful. How did he know he could put those combinations of words together to make you feel such things. I loved it. This was also one of my first "books on tape". The reader was fantastic, and really brought the book to life. I missed reading Ray Bradbury for some reason so I will be making up for lost time! "

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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

Kevin Foley has more than thirty years of experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded more than 150 audiobooks, including Storm Rising by Gary Naiman, The Last Witness by Joel Goldman, and River Thunder by Gary McCarthy, for which he earned a Spur Award for Best Audiobook from the Western Writers of America. He has also won an Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.