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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: Unspecified Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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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 Theater 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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis Heermann | 2/20/2014

    " I'm a huge Bradbury fan, but this book didn't do much for me, in spite of the great imagery. The imagery was part of the problem, too much abstract poetical fluff, and not enough cohesive story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raymond Fundora | 2/6/2014

    " Excellent book! It's the reason I love Halloween so much!!!!! A classic!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 2/4/2014

    " An old favorite...a great Halloween story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 2/4/2014

    " Loads of fun for a Halloween junkie like me! Plus, it gives a rough idea of where certain of our Halloween traditions come from... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 1/19/2014

    " A great, fun little novella about the origins of Halloween and the challenges of growing up. The lithographs by Joseph Mugnaini are also spectacular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 1/12/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherrie | 1/11/2014

    " A great story to read for Halloween. A wild adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/29/2013

    " A good history lesson on Halloween, but I couldn't really get into the main story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 11/14/2013

    " A sweet little parable about the true meaning of Halloween. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny Ramirez | 11/12/2013

    " This was an entertaining listen on Halloween - although not quite what I expected. It was like listening to old time radio with sound effects and many voices. (A nice break from the political trash talk we listened to all morning!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 8/2/2013

    " I found this with the adult Ray Bradbury books, but it should have been in the kids section. It could be well enjoyed by approximately 10 year olds, especially boys (there are no girls in the book) and may help them understand some about Halloween and Halloween iconography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 happydog | 5/1/2013

    " Another good one by Ray Bradbury. I find I need to read this every year around Halloween! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 11/29/2012

    " Cute story that tells you all about how Halloween came to be and how it was celebrated from past to present. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nickcole | 9/6/2012

    " This is one of my favorite books from childhood. I loved the movie the made from this also! =D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 6/2/2012

    " Reads more like poetry than prose. I like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 3/11/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/28/2012

    " One of my favourites. I try to read it every October. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 12/14/2011

    " My favorite part was when one of the boys had dropped his sythe as they were flying away on a kite. "It lay on the ground like a lost smile..." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anastasia | 11/22/2011

    " This book is a little hard to follow due to the complex style that the author uses to convey imagery. Still a good story for this time of year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B.J. | 10/15/2011

    " this one is so good. it's like the book version of 'trick 'r' treat' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 7/28/2011

    " Absolutely gorgeous use of language in a childrens' book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kateribella | 2/19/2011

    " Love love love this book, and have ever since i was a kid. Gave me a chance to learn a little about how other cultures and times celebrated All Hallow's Eve. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 2/9/2011

    " I really enjoyed this story about Halloween and other celebrations for the dead around the world. A story of death and dying and celebrations of ghosts and spirits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi | 2/7/2011

    " Reads like poetry. Young boy poetry "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myk | 12/5/2010

    " Good book on Halloween for kids describing how Halloween evolved over time in the form of a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evilynn | 11/14/2010

    " I wish I'd read this when I was 11 or 12, as a grown up it didn't really fly for me, it's not really much of a plot, more a loose overview of various kinds of versions of honouring your dead through the ages. On the other hand it took me a grand total of 2 hours to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 11/1/2010

    " I love Bradbury and thought it would be fun to read this the week of Halloween, but I lost interest. It's probably mainly because I haven't felt like reading anything right now. But I also found his metaphorical writing too obtuse in this book. "

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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.