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Kathleen D.

Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
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  • The Hanging Hill

  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: J. J. Myers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

How serious is stage fright? At the Hanging Hill Playhouse, it can kill you. After narrowly escaping a malevolent spirit in The Crossroads, Zack and Judy are hoping to relax during the rehearsals for a show based on Judy's best-selling children's books. Little do they know that the director is planning to raise a horde of evil specters from the dead, and to accomplish this, he needs a human sacrifice...and Zack fits the bill perfectly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story, Terrific Narrator!

  • By Kathleen D. on 01-18-10

Wonderful Story, Terrific Narrator!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-18-10

I bought this because my family loved the first book in this series (THE CROSSROADS) by the same author/narrator team. We all LOVED it! I think my kids (boy 9, girl 11) liked this one even more because it was so action packed. It takes place in a haunted theatre and it is full of great surprises. The narrator did an amazing job bringing these characters to life! There are many characters in the story & several of them are men (JJ Myers is female) and each character was very clear and different from the others which really helped us follow the story. This is a great listen for the whole family. I hope there will be more from this author/narrator team.

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  • The Crossroads

  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: J. J. Myers
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father's hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since..

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story for listeners of all ages!

  • By JohnB on 02-15-09

Great Story, Wonderful Narrator!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-10

A librarian friend told me this audiobook had won an award, so I got it for some long family drives over the Holidays. It was a big hit! My kids (boy 9 & girl 11) loved it, but my husband & I did too! It's a wonderful story and this narrator really brought the characters to life! I just bought the sequel (THE HANGING HILL) by the same author/narrator team. We all agreed not to wait for our next long drive -- we want to hear it right away!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful