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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781400188215
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Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller. And here are thirty-two of his most famous tales-prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry that Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits that spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a sixty-million-year-old safari, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene, Ray Bradbury is our sure-handed guide not only to surprising and outrageous manifestations of the future but also to the wonders of the present that we could never have imagined on our own. Track List for The Golden Apples of the Sun: Disc 1 "The Fog Horn"-Track 1 "The April Witch"-Track 8 "The Wilderness"-Track 16 "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl"-Track 23 Disc 2 "The Flying Machine"-Track 6 "The Murderer"-Track 10 "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"-Track 17 "I See You Never"-Track 21 "Embroidery"-Track 24 Disc 3 "The Big Black and White Game"-Track 1 "The Great Wide World Over There"-Track 9 "Powerhouse"-Track 18 Disc 4 "En La Noche"-Track 1 "Sun and Shadow"-Track 4 "The Meadow"-Track 10 "The Garbage Collector"-Track 22 Disc 5 "The Great Fire"-Track 1 "The Golden Apples of the Sun"-Track 6 "R Is for Rocket"-Track 12 "The End of the Beginning"-Track 24 Disc 6 "The Rocket"-Track 1 "The Rocket Man"-Track 9 "A Sound of Thunder"-Track 18 Disc 7 "The Long Rain"-Track 3 "The Exiles"-Track 13 "Here There Be Tygers"-Track 24 Disc 8 "The Strawberry Window"-Track 10 "The Dragon"-Track 18 "Frost and Fire"-Track 20 Disc 10 "Uncle Einar"-Track 7 "The Time Machine"-Track 14 "The Sound of Summer Running"-Track 21 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 Thomas Tsuneta | 2/19/2014

    " Wonderfully written short stories, some creepy, some science fiction and some incredibly poignant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elli | 2/6/2014

    " You know that desert island that we all hope to be deserted upon (upon which??)...well this is the one book I would tuck into that plastic bag for safekeeping! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 scarlettraces | 2/3/2014

    " i think this is the first collection of Bradbury stories i've read. it's an interesting experience reading them en masse. on balance, i liked the contemporary pieces more - in a way the world they depict is just as fantastical to me as the overt sf and fantasy stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik Graff | 1/24/2014

    " The most memorable story in this collection, read during high school, is "A Sound of Thunder". I had actually read it in Michigan years before, sitting in the living room at night on the wicker couch across from the fireplace. Although I can find no reference to its publication in such, I am pretty certain that it appeared in a science fiction pulp magazine and had an illustration accompanying it. The night in question may have been around 1964 because I associated the political reference of the tale to the Goldwater wing of the Republican Party, the youth movement of which, The Teenage Republicans, was run in my home town of Park Ridge, Illinois by Hillary Rodham. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Serra i Vidal | 1/2/2014

    " Reworking some of the stories, and trying to descifer Bradbury's style. As a need and a crave for really good writing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claire | 12/30/2013

    " Some body; not very much soul. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelcey | 12/23/2013

    " Bradbury proves yet again that he is a sci-fi master. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saiid Abdul Baqi | 11/22/2013

    " This has to be one of Ray Bradbury's epic books, for it addresses and dwells in the interior world of man through short stories that seem at first glance alien to the typical one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/1/2013

    " There is nothing sadder to me than a sea serpent in love with a light house. Vintage Bradbury. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 10/31/2013

    " So many great stories. "The Fog Horn." "A Sound of Thunder," one of the great time travel and dinosaur stories (the description of the T-Rex is sublime and awesome). "The Murderer," a great prediction of our always in touch world. And so many more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Moskowitz | 7/17/2013

    " Not the best collection of his works. There are a few gems in there "Hail and Farewell" and "The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl" come to mind as being particularly memorable but before I read this one again I'll pick up Long after Midnight or I Sing The Body Electric first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.P. | 3/13/2013

    " Great science fiction. Great speculative fiction. Great American fiction, period. Bradbury wrote a slew of classic stories; this is the cream of the crop. GOLDEN APPLES is another reason I'm a writer today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/26/2013

    " Apparently I read a lot of these stories before, but I really like Bradbury so I was fine with that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/25/2012

    " I picked up this volume of Bradbury's short stories as a kid, and still find myself thumbing through it. Over breakfast, on the train, a transportative bite of sublime fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 11/12/2012

    " Fantasy stories- some are busy, some are quiet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Burton-Rose | 6/17/2012

    " The best pieces in this collection were by no stretch sci-fi; they're rather sensitive portraits of everyday people living their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob Tripp | 6/2/2012

    " Stunning, captivating, inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/21/2012

    " This is a great collection of short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 11/3/2011

    " Not my favorite collection of short stories by Bradbury, but I still enjoyed most of them. I especially loved "A Sound of Thunder," which I first read when I was 13 years old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 5/8/2011

    " Unfortunately, I think I just wasn't in the right mood when I had the chance to read this book! Mostly character sketches, loosely tied together. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Justin | 4/2/2011

    " Couldn't get into it. 57 pages, 9 chapters in and had no clue what was going on. Plot was not coming together and it was very hard to follow from the beginning. Confusing and I felt I was reading just to get threw waiting for something to tie everything together.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 12/22/2010

    " One of the best tales and mystic novels I've read. It makes you feel every line of the book, the language and metaphors are perfect. It leaves the mysterious weightless feeling of the other world's presence in our life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 11/29/2010

    " It's a book about spirits, ghosts, nebulous and barely existing creatures, and their love, loss, identity, family. And it's actually rather sweet, and gentle. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lou | 10/27/2010

    " Great Later Bradbury. A return to the Family and a perfect tale for Halloween. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tenaya | 10/5/2010

    " Bradbury's short stories are much better than his full length novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 9/20/2010

    " I know this is more or less a fix-up novel, but I find it impossible to be objective where Bradbury is concerned. If you like Bradbury, you'll like this. If you don't, this won't change your mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 apple | 9/18/2010

    " Ray Bradbury's word is worth a thousand pictures. I found myself crying at the most unlikely and unexpected moment in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 9/4/2010

    " Confusing at times, but filled with beautiful prose. "

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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

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.