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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (986 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In twenty-two stories of amazing range and variety, Ray Bradbury once again works his special magic, sounding out life’s mysteries in the past, present, and future.

Two drifters caught in the backwash of space wander from city to dead city, sifting the rubble for the fabled Blue Bottle of Mars—and find in it two different, equally entrancing dooms.

A young boy in Green Town, Illinois, does not marry—yet marries—his beloved eighth-grade teacher.

In the hell of a Manhattan July night, Will Morgan is offered a possibly Mephistophelean proposal by which he might gain a perfect love and a magical immunity.

A jealous husband who orders an exact replica of his unfaithful wife from an android manufacturing company (purpose: murder) runs afoul of the compassionate new “live robot” law.

At forty-eight, seized with an overwhelming desire to settle an old score, a man journeys back into the past under the spell of his “utterly perfect, incredibly delightful idea,” only to recoil in stunned disbelief when he confronts, at last, his former tormentor.

Bradbury’s imaginative field is boundless. In this book, his stories carry us from the cozy familiarity of the small-town America we lived in in Dandelion Wine to the frozen desert and double moon that have been part of our interior landscape since The Martian Chronicles. His characters range from the “ordinary”—a rookie cop, an unhappy wife on vacation in Mexico, and an old parish priest hearing confession—to the quite extraordinary: the parrot to whom Ernest Hemingway confided the plot of his last, greatest, never-put-down-on-paper novel, and a woman who, in New York City in the summer of 1974, hangs out a sign reading “Melissa Toad, Witch.”

Fantastic or conventional, chillingly suspenseful or hauntingly nostalgic, each of these stories has that aura of the unexpected combined with the special ring of absolute rightness that is brilliantly, uniquely Bradbury.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alex Shahan | 2/12/2014

    " i read this a long time ago. need to get re-acquainted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hilary | 1/29/2014

    " "The October Game" makes for excellent story-telling with older teens and adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/26/2014

    " Ray Bradbury published over 500 short stories. And they're all great. I love you, Ray Bradbury. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Breena | 1/23/2014

    " Most of the short stores I enjoyed. The Perfect Murder is really thought provoking. Can you imagine a world where you could murder a robot who is a replica of the person you hate? The emotions described are very good. Some of the stories I wanted more and some didn't strike my fancy as much. "

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