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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (568 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sheri Holman Narrator: Dick Hill and Christina Traister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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By the best-selling author of The Dress Lodger, Sheri Holman's new and most ambitious novel to date, Witches on the Road Tonight, uncovers the secrets and lies that echo through three generations of one Appalachian family. It is a deeply human, urgent exploration of America's doomed love affair with fear.

On the eve of World War II, eight-year-old Eddie Alley lies in bed watching his first horror movie, hand-cranked and flickering on the bare wall of a backwoods cabin. In 2011, Eddie's daughter, Wallis, an anchorwoman for a 24-hour news channel, lies in bed with a stranger, spinning ghost stories. Between these two nights winds the story of the Alley family - Eddie's mother, Cora, an Appalachian mountain witch who slips out of her skin after nightfall; Captain Casket, Eddie's alter ego, a campy 1970's TV horror-movie host; and Jasper, the orphaned boy Eddie brings home, who is determined to destroy Eddie's illusions even if it means destroying himself. Deftly moving from the rural, Depression-era South to modern New York City, Holman teases out the dark compulsions and desperate longings that can blur the line between love and betrayal. Witches on the Road Tonight is an unflinching story that digs at the roots of myth - both familial and societal - and beautifully renders our perpetual yearning to make sense of the past in our present.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Shapiro | 1/24/2014

    " This was an airplane book for me. I like witches, herbalism, the Appalachians, and the WPA. In fact, I liked all of the components of the book. I just wasn't crazy about the book itself. It's a good enough book to pass the hours of flying across the country but it falls short on greatness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Bilbao | 1/16/2014

    " Very intriguing book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 1/13/2014

    " I gave up reading this one. It was okay but I have too many other books that I'm eager to read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/5/2014

    " actually, I would give it 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/2/2014

    " A great yarn! Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marya | 11/23/2013

    " Beautifully written, but the story did not engage me. I struggled with staying interested in the characters while loving the flow of the language. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dinah | 11/19/2013

    " I kept waiting for something interesting to happen, but it never did. The endings to the stories were implied but never really ended. The book just left me flat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 9/9/2013

    " A very drawn out and complicated mystery with little pay off. I left feeling a little cheated. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thea | 6/1/2013

    " I'm really not quite sure what I thought of this book. The characters were well-developed, but the storyline was hard to follow, and I'm not sure what the author was trying to communicate with both the witch theme and the way she told the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 5/6/2013

    " I could NOT get into this book. It took me forever to finish- I just never did get invested in the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/19/2012

    " Didn't completely knock my socks off, but certainly sticking in my head. Unique themes, lovely incisive writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merry | 12/16/2012

    " Very interesting writer. Good job of creating wonder, spookiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Waters | 8/14/2012

    " Thoroughly emjoyable tale. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shaley | 7/5/2012

    " I love reading and am open to try anything... But every once in a while I read a book and when im finished realize it was a total waste of time... Reading this book was one of those times. I cant even think of anything I enjoyed about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Keating | 4/29/2012

    " Really goog "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie Grande | 1/15/2012

    " Edgy - not for everyone but I really enjoyed it. Good writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianah | 12/6/2011

    " This book had interesting characters and several unique story lines going, but it all fell apart in the end. So disappointing, because I love Sheri Holman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 5/10/2011

    " Ugh! I struggled to get through this one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janell | 4/25/2011

    " Creative and weird, it took some time for me to get into, but it was worth it. Dark and ugly, just like real life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 4/11/2011

    " One of my favorite novels of the year "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyndsay | 3/30/2011

    " one of the strangest books i've ever read, hard to figure out what's going on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mia | 3/22/2011

    " I really liked the 1940's story, but I hated the rest. Just not for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/17/2011

    " The story of three generations of family--possibly "witches" is told in a very intricate manner. I just wish things would have been tied up better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 3/16/2011

    " It was alright - not a favorite but I enjoyed it enough. "

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About the Author
Author Sheri Holman

Sheri Holman grew up in rural Virginia and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of A Stolen Tongue, which was published in nine countries.