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Download A Sound of Thunder (Dramatized): Bradbury Thirteen: Episode 1 Audiobook

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,875 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cura | 2/20/2014

    " This book pulled me in from the start of The Fog. Every story peeked my interest, and even the not so noticeable one's left me thirsty. Each 50 pages left me thinking I had found the best story of all time. After the author made his short cameo within the middle of the book explaining how and why he wrote A Sound of Thunder, the stories he previously wrote in the book dropped dead to the stories that were to come. After Bradbury's short note, the stories started becoming more Science Fiction like, and the fantasy was encapsulated within each word. It was at this time that each story left me thinking that was the best, a feast too big to digest properly. No fantasy left short of the excitement that you may have experienced at the peek of your childhood, and the visuals that surrounded me were almost that of euphoria. The most prominent story of all, and sadly one of the most underrated of them all, was Frost and Fire. The longest story of the book (around 45 pages), the feeling that it left upon me was excruciating. My body had began to react physically to the excitement upon each page, my mind spinning wildly. What's more, the emotional attachment I shared between each character, the little boy, the little girl, and even the parents held on to me like the moon to the glistering night sky. I had felt this way in previous stories such as R is for Rocket and The Rocket, but the difference here was that I had time to understand each character from the longer story telling. There were more characters for me to observe, more characters that had tugged vigorously at my heart. Obviously, Frost and Fire was the largest of the flags in the book, the mightiest of envisaging. Even if you hadn't enjoyed the story Frost and Fire as much as I had, the remainder of the stories held pikes almost as high in terms of story telling. Like the book cover exclaims, the imagery and artistic lash of words is mysterious and apprehending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss Parr | 2/16/2014

    " A story focused around time travel, A Sound of Thunder can bring a very realistic sense of fantasy into a classroom. Bradbury writes this short story about a group of hunters travelling back in time, and when they return to the future they realize everything has changed. In wondering why, they realize that one of the hunters had stepped on and killed a poor innocent butterfly. This butterfly represents the huge spiral in the change of events that results in a completely different future. This book is useful in teaching students that just as all actions have consequences, so do all decisions they make alter the path they will follow forever. These ideas are extremely beneficial for high school students to realize, as they will soon be deciding what they want to do for the rest of their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Woolsey | 2/15/2014

    " Great short story...about how one little thing can truly make a big difference. Excellent detail and vivid imagery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/2/2014

    " Everything Bradbury is Divine! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 1/18/2014

    " Just stumbled upon the concept of the butterfly effect! I had no idea that Ray Bradbury was the source until I listened to A Sound of Thunder. Excellent story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 1/14/2014

    " One of my favorite stories in this collection is 'Frost and Fire' - it's a bit longer than most, but well worth it. People on this strange planet live their entire life in the span of 8 days. Can the main character grow and reach the strange original spaceship in time? Why don't people want him to? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Talisman | 1/12/2014

    " I remember being read this story at school in Yr. 7 & it's had a resonating effect on me and the way I've viewed life ever since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/9/2014

    " This was the first science fiction book I ever read and it got me hooked! I'm amused that the message in the title story keeps cropping up in newer sci-fi stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Yell | 1/9/2014

    " An absolutely incredible writer of fantasy! Love Ray Bradbury! I often read his short stories to my students in advisory. Sound of Thunder...The Dragon...The Witch's Door...too many great stories to list! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/7/2013

    " I have only read some of the stories in this collection, but everytime I pick it up, I find a new one to love. Each one has a unique message that somehow ties into something I am doing in class. I just love Bradbury's far reaching themes and almost obvious symbolism. Definitely a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 11/24/2013

    " really not a huge fan of most of bradbury's stories, but A Sound of Thunder is one of my favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg Smith | 11/21/2013

    " I think it was my fault I didn't like it. I picked a book full of short stories that could not keep my attention. The stories were interesting but not amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liesmith loki | 11/14/2013

    " Ray Bradbury is such a beautiful writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesli | 11/1/2013

    " The Sound of Thunder was one of the few stories from 8th grade that opened my eyes to literature. I love this story so much I could burst just thinking about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo | 10/17/2013

    " Great collection of stories from Bradbury. If you think he only wrote sci-fi, read this collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 10/16/2013

    " My favorite collection of Bradbury short stories by far... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 10/9/2013

    " Fascinating reading, featuring some of the first sci-fi looks at the consequences of time travel. Couple that with a terrifying vision of the dinosaur, and you've got a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dilyana Vlaeva | 4/5/2013

    " one of the most isnpiring stories "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 9/23/2012

    " As with most books of short stories, some resonated with me more than others, but more than a few of the stories are really amazing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 4/24/2012

    " Lyrical prose. A short story composed of 80% descriptions of the setting. Seemed a quick play on the butterfly theory, but considering the setting was before the Chicxulub asteroid impact it just didn't make sense. In the end, I just couldn't consider it time well spent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lin | 1/7/2012

    " The basis of our understanding of time travel. Sorry Einstein "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Azariphale | 11/27/2011

    " I had to read "A sound of Thunder" for a sci-fi class I took in college. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry Strome | 7/4/2010

    " I have _A Sound of Thunder_ in various formats - one of my favorites "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald | 12/3/2009

    " I loved the title story, "A Sound of Thunder"! A classic! Poor lil' butterfly... "

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About the Author
Author Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012), one of the most popular science fiction writers in the world, wrote more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, and poems. He won many awards, including the National Book Award and the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.