Something Wicked This Way Comes
[Library Edition Audio CD in vinyl case] ''By the pricking of my thumbs . . . something wicked this way comes.'' Ray Bradbury has dramatized his literary classic, ''Something Wicked This Way Comes'', into this first-class audio drama, produced by The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, complete... show more
[Library Edition Audio CD in vinyl case] ''By the pricking of my thumbs . . . something wicked this way comes.'' Ray Bradbury has dramatized his literary classic, ''Something Wicked This Way Comes'', into this first-class audio drama, produced by The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, complete with a full cast, sound effects, and original music. ''Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show'' comes to Greentown, Illinois, one week before Halloween. Two boys, Jim Nightshade and Will Halloway, soon discover the evil of this carnival, which promises to make your every wish and dream come true. But with those wishes and dreams comes a price that must be paid. Behind the mirrors and the mazes is the nightmare of a lifetime. Few American novels written in the twentieth century have endured in the heart and memory as has Ray Bradbury's unparalleled literary classic ''Something Wicked This Way Comes.'' For those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry, step inside. The show is about to begin.
Publish date: October 1st 2007
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
Series: Green Town (#2)
The prologue begins with an opening line reminiscent of A Christmas Carol: "First of all, it was October, a rare time for boys." Forty or so years ago I read this and identified with the boys, of course I did. This time I couldn't. So it was just a bunch of wordplay and monologuing and there was n...
Re-read by Audiobook. I read this when I was in high school - I think around 1978 - and thought it was such a scary, fantastic story. If there would have been goth in the 70's, I would have been one. Everything scary, occult, horrific I read. Just a bundle of sunshine!This reading I liked it (thank ...
Over fifty years later and people are still trying to match this book. I grew up in a small town in America, and had a childhood very unlike the one Will and Jim were enjoying before it was interrupted, but Bradbury writes in such a way that his nostalgia becomes your own. I felt it. The narration f...
The circus is coming! The circus is coming! The boys discover the flyer swirling in the yard, a circus coming this late in the year is just unheard of. Alone in their rooms, the two boys hear a noise in the distance, it’s a train and the call of the calliope. It’s three a.m. and the circus is pullin...
I found this book to be just okay. I picked it up during a circus / carnival phase and it took me quite some time to even get into it. I was bored during the majority of the book.