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4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: The Colonial Radio Players Publisher: The Colonial Radio Theatre on Brilliance Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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The people of Earth are preparing for war - a war that could potentially destroy the planet. Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor - of crystal pillars and fossil seas - where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.

The Martian Chronicles is presented here as a full-cast audio production with an original music score and thousands of sound effects by the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air. It marks their fourth collaboration with one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time: Ray Bradbury.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aldrin | 6/21/2011

    " This is the perfect book for everybody that wants begin to read SF, good pace and interesting enough, with a solid argument.
    A good novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin | 6/9/2011

    " this is one of my favorites by Bradbury. Mostly because a lot of his stuff can get a little tiresome, and is rarely worth a second read. This book is different. I have read it several times and the enjoyment level never decreases. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 6/8/2011

    " One of my top five favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 6/7/2011

    " Whether the ultimate planet referenced in the book is Mars or somewhere else, the novelist's vision remains consistent throughout as to what may be expected there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 6/5/2011

    " An excellent book with many thought provoking concepts. A nice easy but highly recommended read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 6/5/2011

    " Really good even if you don't like science fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ctazelaar | 5/31/2011

    " I enjoyed many of the vignettes, especially toward the end, and watching the progression of time/civilization from so many different viewpoints. On the other hand, everyone in the book seemed very emotional--but I did listen to it as an audio book, so maybe that was ramped up by the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/23/2011

    " Ray Bradbury is one of the best authors at description. Every aspect of the book made me feel like I was on Mars. I like how the book did not have a set main character and that every chapter was it's own story. I just wish there were a few more chapters that were from a Martian's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Comedian999 | 5/17/2011

    " I read this when I was nine years old, and "Way in the Middle of the Air" sticks with me to this day. Really good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tomie | 5/16/2011

    "
    One of my favorite books, and my favorite author of all time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/11/2011

    " A haunting vision of colonizing Mars that, like all the best science fiction, reveals much more interesting about humanity than about aliens in space. See also Rock Hudson in an interesting role. "

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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

The Colonial Radio Players is a radio drama production company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Officially established in 1995 by Jerry Robbins and Mark Vander Berg, they have won numerous awards, including Parents’ Choice Awards, Ogle Award, Mark Time Award, and Audie Award finalist. They have collaborated with such authors as Ray Bradbury, William Luce, and Walter Koenig.