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by | Read by Steven Crossley

Fiction • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Steven Crossley's soothing, precise voice leads us gently into the life of young David, whose dying mother tells him that stories are alive. David remembers this after her death when his father remarries and they move into his stepmother's home. There the strange books in his room begin to murmur, and he's lured into a dark fairy tale world by his dead mother's voice. Crossley's characterizations provide the believability needed to convey us into this frightening fantasy. The Woodsman, whom David meets first, has a voice that's gruff and rough--but, like David, we trust him. Crossley's ferocious reading makes us fear the evil half-human half-wolf, Leroi Loup. We hope that David learns enough to escape the gruesome story he's somehow helped to create. S.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]



Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 9781428120426 $56.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781428120402 $34.99 • Ten CDs


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 9781428120419 $92.75 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781428120471 $123.75 • Ten CDs

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