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The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates

Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

This audio book was a full-cast radio play by the Colonial Radio Theatre (2 hours). This was my first "full-cast radio play" and it was a different experience. I liked Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and decided to try this book.


Wikipedia:  Two 13-year-old boys, Jim Nightshade and William Halloway, have a harrowing experience with a nightmarish traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one October. The carnival's leader is the mysterious "Mr. Dark" bears a tattoo for each person who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the carnival. Mr. Dark's malevolent presence is countered by that of Will's father, Charles Halloway, who harbors his own secret desire to regain his youth.

Story was good. The characters were good. I liked everything about the book. Now on to the audio book. This was my first experience with radio play so I had no idea what to expect. While listening to it, I felt that I was watching a movie with my eyes closed. The cast did an excellent job but I really needed the visual with it. There were moments when one character said, "Look," and all I head next was different sounds. I was hungry for some description of the events. Because of which, I felt like I was missing bits of the story. I don't think I did. This audio book did make me curious enough to check out the original book soon.

I give this audio book 7/10 and the story gets 10/10, so the average is 8.5/10.

This audio book qualifies for the Audio Book Challenge.

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