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Download Something Wicked This Way Comes & A Sound of Thunder Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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In Bradbury's unforgettable modern Gothic masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes, something evil arrives in a small Midwestern town on the crest of the wind one autumn night. A dark carnival with frightening attractions and supernatural characters sets up stakes. It is up to two 13-year-old boys, James Nightshade and William Holloway, to figure out a way to save the souls of the town.

In A Sound of Thunder, a safari company promises to transport adventurers back in time, to hunt any animal that ever existed. The animals are selected according to their natural time of death: nothing else may be altered, because it might change the course of the future. When one foolish hunter comes face to face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the carefully constructed safari goes awry, and the future is up for grabs. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon Mcgee | 2/15/2014

    " Great story. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/29/2014

    " So captivating, and descriptively written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/16/2014

    " Even after the "good guys" won, this book left me feeling creeped out. Very scary and very evil - I'm not letting my kids read this one until they are in high school at least. I also didn't appreciate Bradbury's choice of vocabulary - do the characters really need to use profanity to express their fright? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karissa | 1/12/2014

    " Loved this audio version but Bradbury's language is so poetic, I found myself wanting a book so I could re-read many of the descriptions. A scary read, recommended for fall/Halloween. The audio also comes with a short story "Sound of Thunder" on the last disc. Jurassic Park...Bradbury was way ahead of his time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Swanson | 12/30/2013

    " Incredible use of the english language. Great story telling lets you experience the events! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/28/2013

    " Four stars for the story, but two stars for the narration. Average 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Salyards | 12/24/2013

    " I've always been curious about these famous titles. The novel was very creepy, but a bit verbose at times. Still, I can see why it's considered a classic. The short story left me wondering. It's a great idea, but I felt the result lacked imagination. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nick | 11/19/2013

    " odd, eccentric in ways. tough to get into the story. I only got about 1/4 the way through it and gave up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brent | 11/13/2013

    " listening to this audiobook and totally falling in love with Bradbury all over again. Haven't been this juiced about him since I first read 'illustrated man' 20 years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 4/23/2013

    " I loved how this story flowed. It is so lyrical. The imagery is really creepy. I saw the movie ages ago and thought it was quite lame, but what do you expect when Disney gets their hands on a truley freaky story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 2/26/2013

    " I have honostly read this book 5 times. Bradbury is at his finest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaq Greenspon | 2/6/2013

    " What a beautiful writer. the language is exquisite and the story is wonderful, especially if read in the autumn, as the chill creeps into the air and the sound of carnivals lingers on the wind... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 10/2/2012

    " I thought both stories were good. The one thing that I didn't like was Bradbury's over description of events or settings. What could have been said in one sentence was done in like five. Too much if you ask me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 andalucy | 7/25/2012

    " Amazing. I listened to the audio version on my morning walks and I didn't want it to end! If I were teaching high school English, this would be our October read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katharine Hawkinson | 6/8/2012

    " Listened to on CD, but probably would have liked it better on paper. Just not into the story or characters at all. I should probably try again. Now that I think about it though, I usually am not that interested in books that set around a Carnival or Circus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bebe | 4/6/2012

    " Book on CD - still like it a lot, however my lower score is due to the fact that it was presented as a play instead of a straight read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelli | 2/18/2012

    " Too many words. The rambling got in the way of the suspense. Even the shorter story at the end had a fairly long and repetitive rant. Edit it down and I think it'd be much better and spookier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 7/15/2011

    " This is one of my all-time favorites. It's a beautifully written story about two best friends and what happens to them when a carnival comes to their small town. It was an intense, moving, frightening read. Ray Bradbury is at the top of his game here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 6/3/2011

    " The book isn't as scary as the movie. Extra wordy in places. Foul language. Though i liked the story, i wouldn't read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 5/17/2011

    " Probably my 15th time or more to read this book. It is a staple in my classroom - the only book I taught this year. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meha | 5/17/2011

    " Boring. Too much description. Hated it. Didn't even finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/16/2011

    " My favorite book of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caryn | 5/13/2011

    " This book scared the hell out of me as a kid, and I think it's the reason I've never really trusted those carnivals that seem to spring up overnight in the parking lots of shopping malls... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/9/2011

    " An eerie carnival rolls into town after midnight, a small town is mesmerised by the stories. Not a book to be read alone on a dark and stormy night. Bradbury is a master of the short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/3/2011

    " Ray Bradbury is a genius. Sometimes I would read a sentence in this book and re-read it five times because it was so well-written. He chooses words so carefully and describes his characters and emotions in the book better than any author I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 4/27/2011

    " I read this in 8th or 9th grade and absolutely LOVED it (I only rate it four stars, because I haven't read it recently). It was one of the first dark stories that captured my attention and held me until the last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pingdi | 4/24/2011

    " Quite the horrifying gruesome story. Best read around Halloween ;) "

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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.