Ghostly Tales of Japan

  • by Rafe Martin
  • Narrated by Rafe Martin
  • 1 hrs and 14 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Full of eerie elegance and the underlying mysterious spirit of Japanese culture, these four Japanese ghost stories are performed by award-winning author and storyteller Rafe Martin in his engaging and inimitable style. The collection begins with "The Boy Who Drew Cats", a tale about the power of faith in one's own creativity, and continues with "Kogi", a dream vision in which the listener becomes a whale. The other two stories are "Urashima Taro", a story about a character we might know better as Rip Van Winkle, and "Ho-ichi the Earless", a truly classic hero's adventure story.


What the Critics Say

Winner of 1990 Parents' Choice Gold Award.
"Rafe Martin's convincing delivery and excellent timing cast listeners under the spell of Japan in these four unusual tales." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great stories...

The stories are great, and even his way of telling it is fine (perfect for very young children, humorous for the rest of us). Sadly, the music in the background gets way too loud at points, and I had to listen again to try to make out the words of the tale over the sounds. Much as I love the tales, I wouldn't recommend this audiobook.
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- Melinda

OK, but...

...I think Rafe Martin's way of performing is too exagerrated, even for his target audience children. Wouldn't really recommend it.
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- Matthias

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Yellow Moon Press