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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,505 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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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. The Golden Apples of the Sun is 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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