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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (25,525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. A peerless American storyteller, his oeuvre has been celebrated for decades—from The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 to Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury—a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions as keen as the tattooist’s needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body.

The images, ideas, sounds, and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness; the sight of grey dust settling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere; and the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father’s clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets.

Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the grandmaster’s premier accomplishments. The stories contained in this collection are

  • “Prologue: The Illustrated Man,”
  • “The Veldt,”
  • “Kaleidoscope,”
  • “The Other Foot,”
  • “The Highway,”
  • “The Man,”
  • “The Long Rain,”
  • “The Rocket Man,”
  • “The Last Night of the World,”
  • “The Exiles,”
  • “No Particular Night or Morning,”
  • “The Fox and the Forest,”
  • “The Visitor,”
  • “The Concrete Mixer,”
  • “Marionettes, Inc.,”
  • “The City,”
  • “Zero Hour,”
  • “The Rocket,”
  • and “The Illustrated Man.”
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Talkingleaf99 | 2/19/2014

    " I remember reading this in high school and i remember loving it so much. Will definately be a re-read in the future "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nathan Avery | 2/18/2014

    " Bradbury's stories can be provocative at times and touching at others, but many of them rehash the same concepts he seems hell-bent on pursuing, and show an extreme lack of vision and foresight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Loran | 2/15/2014

    " Decided to revisit this one on audio. It was one of my favorites back in the 60's. It's funny how even science fiction can be "dated" but still it has universal themes that continue to resonate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mike Fitzgerald | 2/10/2014

    " One of my all time faves! "

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