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Download The Veldt (Dramatized): Bradbury Thirteen: Episode 11 Audiobook

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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A wealthy couple builds the ultimate virtual playroom for their spoiled children. This electronic nursery comes complete with an African savanna and man-eating lions. It is so real, you can even smell the lions last meal. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Banana | 1/28/2014

    " One of my absolute favorite stories of all-time. Wonderfully crafted. It is chilling and honest, and warns and remembers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Weinstein | 1/16/2014

    " I'm pretty sure there is a short film based on this. If not, then there is in my mind. Maybe I should produce it. I can't remember how many times I've read this story, in one collection or another, and each time I read it, it was better and better then the last. Another detail stood out, another reason for a character to do what they did. If I ever teach English again, or if I could ever teach psychology, this would be a story I'd like to use. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arin | 1/5/2014

    " My all-time favorite short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 12/15/2013

    " It's surprising to me that as much as I dislike Sci-Fi, there are many Ray Bradbury books I actually like. This is one of them. I realize his lit is not exactly light reading, but I particularly liked the magic and adventure of the children in the veldt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liam Bradley | 12/15/2013

    " Ray Bradbury presents a stark warning relating to the all-pervasive influence of technology in this particular short story: envisioning a supposedly "ideal" household where trivialities such as cooking, cleaning and keeping your own children amused are literally a thing of the past. Parents George and Lydia attempt to lead a normal existence away from the house, but their children are more emotionally attached to it then they thought.... A wonderful parable which we all (I type this on an iPhone 4S) could do well with acknowledging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 11/29/2013

    " I read this in high school, one of the few Bradbury stories I remember vividly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Bee | 11/21/2013

    " How did he know where technology was going? How did he know that children would lose all sense of humanity because they have little to no physical contact during the formative years of life? Every time I read this, I am awestruck and saddened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 10/12/2013

    " We read this in SAIL and I probably haven't been the same since. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann? | 9/9/2013

    " other than this story, i hate ray bradbury....i loved this story though...idk what i like about it, but i would definitely recommend it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 6/20/2013

    " This is my favorite short story of all time, and I think I read it like 12 years ago. The final line of "A shadow flickered. Many shadows flickered." has stuck with me to this day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S. Marie | 3/6/2013

    " A very effective short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 10/17/2012

    " This story saved me during my days as a substitute teacher. There was a movie made in the late 60's or early 70's with Jason Bateman that was hilarious. The story is appealing to people of all ages; a mild version of a Twilight Zone episode. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 7/25/2012

    " This story was creepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea Decker | 11/19/2011

    " Typical Ray Bradbury. Futuristic and thought provoking. I like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Binh Nguyen | 11/15/2011

    " Amazing story with strange yet moving approach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 10/21/2011

    " Read it years ago, and just listened to an audio version a few days ago. So good, so creepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nessíma Tavariel | 10/8/2011

    " A tremendously well-written story, but I'm not sure whether the word to describe the actual story would be interesting, terrifying, or just plain old disturbing. Wow. As for rating... Definitely worthy of 4 or 5 stars, but I feel more like giving it more of a 3. Hmph. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 I AM SHER LOCKED | 6/21/2011

    " i wish i could give this two and a half stars, i feel 50/50 about this short story, cleary Ray Bradbury was a master of words,but it made me feel uneasy, how kids could become so immeresed in technology, to the point of basicly murder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/8/2011

    " Classic Bradbury. It seems that most of what I've read of him has to deal less with science and/or fiction than believably human figures struggling with technology. There are likely lessons here for all of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 5/5/2011

    " Ray Bradbury <3 I love you "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vy | 1/14/2011

    " I feel so scarred. But it was so awesome!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curlygirly | 10/23/2010

    " I had to read this for English class and wow in one word to some this book up I would say:CREEPY!!! Haha I get scared so easily and this book kind of freaked me out a little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 4/26/2010

    " As always, Bradbury was ahead of his time with this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Kissel | 2/4/2010

    " Wow! This was so well-written. The rich sensory language makes it impossible not to get completely transported into the story... while the ending was *slightly* predictable, I really liked it! Creepy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/10/2009

    " Read this in high school for an interdisciplinary English/Physical Science course. Frightening. Handsome Boyfriend is egging me to get an 80" flat screen but I may make him read this first. "

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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.