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Something Wicked This Way Comes

著者: Ray Bradbury
ナレーター: Christian Rummel
再生時間: 9 時間 5 分
カテゴリー: 洋書, Classics

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あらすじ・解説

Few American novels written this century have endured in the heart and mind as has this one - Ray Bradbury's incomparable masterwork of the dark fantastic.

A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show's smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes - and the stuff of nightmare.

©1962 Ray Bradbury (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rose
  • 2016/11/20

By the pricking of my thumbs etc

This is essentially a children's adventure fantasy horror book for reading age of twelve and above I'd say. One thing it does show is that it is possible to write a decent horror without it descending in the boring unnecessary pornography which usually does nothing to enhance the quality of the book and might even diminish it. The plot is good no boring bits. It's tense and full of suspense. The natation is good the characters easy to distinguish. I'd share this book with any teenager or even an adult since it is a cross over book. I liked it just because it was all it said it was and nothing more. Not sure about the ending but then it is a children's book.

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  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015/08/05

more for reading visually than in audio

I found the story too meandering to follow well in this form. The narrator didn't particularly help, but he did suit the story.

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • B. Lawrenson
  • 2015/07/31

Not for me

Any additional comments?

Gave the book a try as it is not the usual book I would listen to. I give up on chapter twenty eight. The book never gripped me and I was disappointed with it.
I would listen to another book by this narrator.

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Steve S
  • 2015/07/25

Ok, but dragged a bit at the end

This one goes on the OK pile and for me it was a low-3 rating.

Liked the general concept and it started well, but towards the end I felt that it started to stand on ceremony a bit and the only things missing were violins and French horns. It also started to drag a bit and too many words were used.

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  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2019/03/22

Left something wicked to be desired

While the language is certainly beautiful and dark as expected from Bradbury, and even better in the gifted voice of Rummel, the plot left something to be desired. More fantastical than creepy and no clear character motives. Some of the themes haven't aged well and clash a bit with the plot in my opinion.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jan
  • 2018/11/30

Terrific!!

In more ways than one. The story and his brilliant descriptions throughout the whole of the story are so mesmerising. You can feel as scared as the boys and then smiling with them!! I loved it.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • rasmus
  • 2017/10/11

Got bored

Sorry, I got bored with this one. Probably before the real thing even started but I just couldn't anymore.
I thought the two protagonist boys were boring stereotypes that didn't appeal to me. The setting was also not what I was looking for.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • C Matty
  • 2017/08/31

Narration at it's best.

Great story and wonderfully emersive narration, I could listen to Christian Rummel's voice all day.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Mr
  • 2016/11/17

Promises much... doesn't deliver

I really enjoyed Fahrenheit 451 and thought this would be a sure winner. However, I really struggled to even like this. There's some lovely imagery and I get the allegorical message, but this fell really flat for me, despite really wanting to like it. :(

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Hilary
  • 2015/09/30

Not my cup of tea

Really not enjoying this at all. A bad choice for me not keen on the narrator or the story.

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  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Cassandra
  • 2016/11/21

Intense use of metaphor

The writer creates and imersive story. He encapsulates the feeling of creepy dread. I thought the concepts were fascinating.
However this is a slow paced book and the narrator had a very droaning voice so you will either love it and be transported right into the world or (as I did at times) be transported to sleep.

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