Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4056-5460-9 $59.95 Six CDs
Move over, Edgar Allan Poe, Lemony Snicket, and even Neil Gaiman—let Chris Priestley sit in the inner circle of storytellers of spine-tingling tales. Bill Wallis's brilliant performance brings this work to American listeners with enduring shivers. You'll not soon forget the stories within the story—told to young Edgar at his Uncle Montague's house, where it's always cold, inside and out, and the leaves along the forest walk always seem dead. Wallis has total control of the silence of a pause, the sudden sound of a knock, or Uncle Montague's terrifying chuckle. His deep rumbling baritone can also be amazingly light and convincing. Brave listeners young and old will fully appreciate this listening treasure. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2009]
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