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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.