The Golden Apples of the Sun: And Other Stories Audiobook, by Ray Bradbury Play Audiobook Sample

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Read By: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781501966156

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

35

Longest Chapter Length:

51:35 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

32 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

22:59 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

47

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Publisher Description

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, presented in a new trade edition, are thirty-two of his most famous tales--prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outre fascination which 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 safary, 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.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, presented in a new trade edition, are thirty-two of his most famous tales--prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outre fascination which spring from the canvas of one of the centurys 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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"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."

— Erik (4 out of 5 stars)

The Golden Apples of the Sun Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Thomas, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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! "

    — Elli, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — scarlettraces, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Anna, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Some body; not very much soul. "

    — Claire, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Kelcey, 12/23/2013
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    " 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. "

    — Saiid, 11/22/2013
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    " There is nothing sadder to me than a sea serpent in love with a light house. Vintage Bradbury. "

    — Melissa, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Erik, 10/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Daniel, 7/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — J.P., 3/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Lauren, 2/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Carolyn, 12/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Christine, 11/12/2012
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    " The best pieces in this collection were by no stretch sci-fi; they're rather sensitive portraits of everyday people living their lives. "

    — Daniel, 6/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Stunning, captivating, inspiring. "

    — Rob, 6/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a great collection of short stories. "

    — Rachel, 4/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — April, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Andrea, 5/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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.. "

    — Justin, 4/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Tanya, 12/22/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Nick, 11/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Lou, 10/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

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

    — Tenaya, 10/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Richard, 9/20/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — apple, 9/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Julia, 9/4/2010

About Ray Bradbury

Eunice Wong is a classically trained actor who works extensively in professional theaters across the United States and in New York City, as well as having appeared on HBO, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, and in various independent films. Eunice is a graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division Actor Training Program and has also studied piano and singing at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. A first-generation Chinese Canadian, born in Toronto to Eric and Eleanor Wong, who immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong, Eunice grew up with her brother Eugene in Toronto and thanks her family for their constant love and support.

About MacLeod Andrews

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who earned the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018. He has starred in a number of independent short and feature films and is a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Company in New York City.