About the Author
R.L. Stine's books have sold more than 300 million copies, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine has written series including: Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, and his King Charles spaniel, Minnie. www.RLStine.com.
[EDITORS' NOTE: This is a combined review with GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND #1, #2, #5, #8, #9, #11, #12]--Undead sea captains, mummies, monsters, mad doctors, and other frights await young listeners in this twelve-part series. While any of the episodes stand alone, cumulatively they tell the story of a group of kids who are suckered into entering a terrifying theme park--HorrorLand--and its even scarier twin--Panic Park. There, the children must learn to stand together, forging unlikely allies, if they're ever to make it out alive. The narrators in each episode deliver convincing accounts of children caught in the spookiest situations, and appropriate sound effects and music ratchet up the experience. Particularly effective is the final episode, in which Suzy Jackson narrates a face-off with the children's nemesis, played by Marc Thompson. Stine's skill at fiction that is both scary and child-friendly makes this series an exhilarating ride. F.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine