The Halloween Tree

Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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On Halloween night, eight trick-or-treaters gather at the haunted house by the edge of town, ready for adventure. But when something whisks their friend Pip away, only one man, the sinister Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, can help the boys find him. "If you want to know what Halloween is, or if you simply want an eerie adventure, take this mystery history trip. You couldn't ask for better than master fantasizer Ray Bradbury," raves The Boston Globe.

© 1972, 2000  Ray Bradbury (P) 2017 Recorded Books 
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Great, Fun Read!

I Love Ray Bradbury and love Kirby Heyborne, so this was a no brainer to pick up. I wish would have read this when I was a child, I probably would have appreciated it more, but it was still good nonetheless.

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This has just become one of my favorites

This has just become one of my all time favorite audiobooks. The performance was energetic and the voice talent made a variety of voices. And it is a great story. Everything about this recording is well done.

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fun for halloween

This is a fun book for Halloween. I think I will be adding it to my collection of great Halloween books to read during the fall season. I recommend it!

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Perfect

I already loved the novel, but Kirby Heyborne’s narration brings the story to a whole new level. I used the novel for a unit of study in my English class. We listened to the Audible version for the last half of the novel. My students absolutely loved Heyborne’s performance, and his voices and accents led to interesting class discussions.

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A delightful scare for all ages

Ray Bradbury's love of poetry was always on full display in his fiction writing. Using lush, wonderful language to spin a tale that all ages would enjoy, give it a listen — especially if you've never read the story.

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Amazing Halloween Adventure !

Learning about the Halloween tree at Disneyland inspired my curiosity for this story. I truly enjoyed learning about other countries Halloween traditions.

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A Halloween Classic , a Remarkable Performance

A review of Ray Bradbury's classic "The Halloween Tree" is probably unnecessary, as everybody already knows how great it is. Five stars! This is the first audiobook I've listened to narrated by Kirby Heyborne, though, and it's definitely worth taking a moment to tell the world about his remarkable talent as a voice actor. Mr. Heyborne so thoroughly brings "The Halloween Tree" to life that, if I didn't know better, I'd have assumed the book was being performed by an ensemble cast. Talk about talent! Treat yourself this Halloween!

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I truly love Ray Bradbury

I've always enjoyed Ray Bradbury's work.

This one in particular helped fuel my interest in what made Halloween, Halloween.

The only complaint I have is the... misunderstanding of some of the mythologies and history and religions it talks about. I know, I know, it's a fantasy book... it doesn't have to get it perfectly right. Liberties will always be taken. And back when the book was written... I'm pretty sure he did the best he could with the available knowledge to weave together things that often SEEM different but aren't.

It might be a petty complaint, but if no one chooses to read further in the histories and beliefs The Halloween Tree depicts... they're missing out.

The book is a glorious jumping off place to delve into world mythologies. I just recommend that you also stretch beyond this book to get a fuller understanding.

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