Trade Ed. Scholastic Audiobooks 2007
CD ISBN 9780545005241 $34.95 Six CDs
Simon Vance brings Matt Haig's magical tale to life, employing his vast vocal talents to immerse the listener in an eerie world populated by a fearful aunt, a faithful dog, a fanatical hermit, and fantastical Norse creatures. Vance's skill with accents gives each character a unique voice and breathes life into all. Orphans Samuel and Martha are sent to Norway to live with Aunt Eda at the edge of Shadow Forest. She has rules for everything, and the most important is: Never--under any circumstances--go into the forest. Strange creatures and occurrences abound in the place where Uncle Henrik disappeared 10 years earlier. When Samuel sees Martha wander into the forest, he follows to rescue her . . . and the magical adventure begins. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]
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