AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by William Dufris

Horror • 19.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1980

This is a good example of how a fine book might not necessarily adapt well to the audiobook format. Straub's novel of magic and mystery, in which two boys come to maturity in the mysterious setting of Shadowland, seems like it would adapt well. It's structured as a series of told stories. Individual lines are easy on the ear, and William Dufris does a good job with them, delivering them in a leisurely, resonant fashion. However, there are dozens characters, and each character shifts back and forth between an adult self, a re-experienced childhood, and altered states of consciousness. In the end, it's more work to keep track of the story than it's worth. G.T.B.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library • 2003

CS ISBN 0792728211 $110.95 • Fourteen cassettes

CD ISBN 0792728203 $119.95 • Sixteen CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×