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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,717 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

Ray Bradbury’s evocative prose and imagery 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “There is a great treat in Bradbury’s frenetic imagery.”

    New York Times

  • “If you want to know what Halloween is, or if you simply want an eerie adventure, take this mystery-history trip. You couldn’t have a better guide than Ray Bradbury.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Imaginatively cryptic…skillfully presented.”

    Los Angeles Times

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

    Midwest Book Review

  • An Audible.com Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon | 2/19/2014

    " I first read this about 15 years ago and until recently couldn't remember the title or author. The cover is what I recognized and I wanted to re-read it and see if it was as cool as I remembered it being. It is. Bradbury rocks. This is a real tribute to Halloween and to that childhood love and fascination with the holiday. Bradbury's creative weirdness is so fun to read and picture (I can see Tim Burton being quite inspired by this book. . . Edward Gorey too). There were brief moments when my interest began to drift a bit, but the finish is so interesting and cool that it makes up for virtually any lags that came before it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jo | 2/17/2014

    " Great read for Halloween. Can't believe I never read this before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa B. | 2/17/2014

    " I'm only giving this three stars because I read it soooooo long ago. It might deserve more. I don't remember much about this book, except it made me love Halloween even more than I already do--which is a lot. It is spooky but not gory; great for older elementary schoolers and perfect for October. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Justin | 2/15/2014

    " A Christmas Carolesque journey in time to the origins of Halloween. Not nearly as satisfying as I'd hoped it to be. "

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