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Author: Yuri Rasovsky Narrator: a full cast Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781481536257
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Inspired by the classic silent film of 1919, this original audio play won the Independent Publishers Award in 1998 for best direct-to-audio production. John de Lancie stars as a young poet who visits a fair one night with his friend and girlfriend. Entering Dr. Caligari’s tent, they meet the mysterious Cesare, a kind of zombie, who is neither alive nor dead—and who forecasts doom for our high-strung protagonist and his friends.

Combining the directness of an old-time radio play and the language and themes of high psychological drama, this unique production was written, produced and directed by Peabody and Audie Award–winner Yuri Rasovsky and features a superb cast.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This superb audio is eerily atmospheric and entertaining.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “A hair-raising romp faithful to old-style radio, a 3-D aural experience stuffed with clopping horses, weird carnival music, creaking doors, and a solid cast headlined by Star Trek alumnus John de Lancie. Among the best moments are the weird sotto voice mutterings of Cesare, the pale, undead creature at the heart of the drama, falling from faintly vibrating powder-blue lips.”

    Austin American Statesman 

  • “The plot shook me. I choose not to give away one blessed word of this incredible experience. It was very nearly orgasmic.”


  • “The easily frightened should not listen to this alone, especially on a dark and stormy night. Rasovsky has done a terrific job writing, producing and directing…An excellent cast with many familiar voices brings to life a tale reminiscent of Poe and Ray Bradbury.”


  • “The writing and performances are reminiscent of the classics. The often witty, intelligent dialogue is delivered with precision from these talented actors.”

  • Winner of the 1998Independent Publisher Award for best direct-to-audio production

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About the Author

Yuri Rasovsky (1944–2012) won wide critical acclaim during his forty-year career as an audio dramatist, writer, producer, and director. His numerous honors included two Peabody Awards, nine Audie Awards, and a Grammy. In 2011, his production for Blackstone, The Mark of Zorro, was nominated for a Grammy. His final production for Blackstone before his death was Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You! He has left behind an incredible legacy.

About the Narrator

David Birney is an American actor and director whose career performances include both contemporary and classical roles in theater, film and television. He has recorded numerous audiobook bestsellers, including works by Dean Koontz, Paul Theroux, Annie Dillard, Thomas Kenneally, and Orson Scott Card. His reading of Julie Salomon’s The Christmas Tree was honored with the prestigious Audie Award and has also been the recipient of several AudioFile Earphone Awards.