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The Head on the High Road

Length: 55 mins

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Editor reviews

The eighteen stories included in this collection vary in length from four minutes to twenty. They were originally published in Scary Stories & Ghost Stories from the Southwest. The stories have an eerie, haunting quality but shouldn't keep youngsters up at night. "It Has No Face" is effectively told and might be a candidate for dramatization if The Twilight Zone is ever revived. The Youngs' experienced storytelling voices effectively contrast with one another: hers clear and strong, his resonant and smooth.

Summary

Former teachers Richard and Judy Dockrey Young bring their frightening performances alive on in audio with 14 ghost stories from the American Southwest: "The Head on the High Road," "You Can't Get Out," "Call from the Grave," "Michael and the Ghost Light," "The Ghostly Battle," "La Llorona," "The Lady of White Rock," "Yellow with Brown Trim," "Killer of Alien Gods," "Pedro de Urdemalas, "Ghost Light Along the Chisos," "The Flying Head," "The Big Thicket Light," "The Haunted House at Howe," Winchester Mansion," "Hell and Its Horrors," "The El Monte Ghost," and "It Has No Face."

For ages 8 and Up

&169;1993 Richard Young and Judy Dockrey Young; (P)1993 August House Publishers, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Richard and Judy Young are remarkable narrators." ( Booklist)

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