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The Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge

Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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What is it about the old Wilder Creek Bridge that makes Lewis Barnavelt so curious - and so afraid? When Lewis and his best friend Rose Rita Pottinger set out to explore the bridge and the deserted farm nearby, they discover shocking secrets - and a horrifying monster. Even Lewis's Uncle Jonathan and the magical Mrs. Zimmermann may not be able to vanquish this ferocious creature!

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Pleasant reading, nostalgic feel

Pleasant haunting mystyry - solved by real kids, surrounded by nostalgic details of the 1950s. Like Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew as if told by Susan Cooper. No pretend beast here - real fantastic; nor are the kids imaginary super-sleuths. In fact, the main characters ride bikes and go to church - well, maybe that is unreal. Anyway, the story is not freighted with mega-social messages of societal prejudice and the like. Just plain fun listening.

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Lewis Barnavelt meets H. P. Lovecraft

This is an unusual series entry with Lewis and company going up against Lovecraft's Old Ones. Personally, I don't think it works as we might hope.

In my opinion, one of the series weaker entries.