Philip K Dick is fantastic at weaving stories about what is reality, or what is living and what is not. These stories hit so many notes. Autofac - World is ended for humans (or is it?), and now the factories battle for resources. (Repeating why we go to war?) Electric Ant - Wow, are any of us really alive? Or just some experiment? Who knows! He will blow your mind.
The previous individual's review is horribly inaccurate. True, it's written long ago, but the ideas behind these stories each could make an episode of OUTER LIMITS, or even a Blockbuster Movie. Listen to the stories with an open mind, and understand what his reasons for writing them were.
I actually used Autofac as a 1st story read for my High School class.
Ray Bradbury is a Grand Master of Science Fiction; this is a set of 13 of Bradbury's stories adapted to radio. The adaptations and the productions are great.
The selection of 13 stories are pretty diverse; some are hard-core sci-fi, other are more fantastic ("There was an Old Woman," "The Wind"), and some of them aren't necessarily sci-fi (or fantasy) at all ("The Screaming Woman," "The Ravine"). As is often the case with Ray Bradbury, the sci-fi/fantasy elements are often peripheral rather than key to the "real story," namely the psychological examination of the characters.
These were originally 13 28-minute radio shows, which makes for a few production "funnies." Each chapter is it's own radio show, with an opening intro section (which perhaps should have been edited out) and closing credits. Also, one or two of the stories (especially "The Happiness Machine") are clearly being stretched out to fill up 28 minutes.
I enjoyed "Bradbury 13" but didn't outright love it. (I could probably say the same about many of Ray Bradbury's works that I have read.)