Harold and Howie are thrilled, but Chester the cat is suspicious. Why does Graves dress all in black? Why doesn't the beady-eyed crow perched on his shoulder say anything? Why has a threatening flock of crows invaded the backyard? And most worrisome of all: In each of the FleshCrawlers books, why does something bad always happen to the pets? Suddenly, Graves' interest in all of the animals, especially Bunnicula, looks far from innocent. It's up to Chester, Harold, and Howie to find out if M.T. Graves and Edgar Allan Crow are really devising a plot to make their beloved bunny...NEVERMORE!
©2006 James Howe; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Bunnicula is the kind of story that does not age, and in all probability, will never die. Or stay dead, anyway." (Neil Gaiman)
I'm familiar with only the first three Bunnicula audio books and this one. The first thing to strike me as I listened to this recording was how much I wanted to hear Victor Garber's narration. I must admit that Patrick Mulvahill does a fine job as well, but it's very easy to get attached to Garber's characterizations. The recording is top-notch, of course. It seems that readers of Bunnicula have commented on the decline in the quality of the stories of Howe's latter books in the series. If this book is exemplary of the last several, I would have to agree. Though this story lacks the mastery of the first three, it is still entertaining and worth a listen.
Yes, his Bunnicula books are either great or at least cute.
Honestly, the only real problem is that he's not Victor Garber (the gentleman who performed the other 6 Bunnicula books). I came to love VG's portrayals and Mr. Mulvahill's performance is his own, but not to my liking for these characters.
No, and it shouldn't have been done. Bunnicula Strikes Again ended the series nicely and this was a sub-par addition to the series.
If you've read the other 6 read this one, but I'd avoid the audio if you listened to the other six; the change in narrator's is too jarring.
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