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  • Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sam Weller (Editor), Mort Castle (Editor)
    • Narrated By George Takei, Edward Herrmann, Kate Mulgrew, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Ray Bradbury - peerless storyteller, poet of the impossible, and one of America's most beloved authors - is a literary giant whose remarkable career spanned seven decades. Now 26 of today's most diverse and celebrated authors offer new short works in honor of the master; stories of heart, intelligence, and dark wonder from a remarkable range of creative artists.

    Dave says: "The Heirs to Ray Bradbury"
    "A collection of stories Bradbury would be proud of"
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    What can I say - this is one of the most fantastic collections of short stories I've heard in a few years. Kudos to Mort Castle and Sam Weller for being able to round up this incredible caliber of talent.

    While I bought this title mainly because of names I know (Neil Gaiman, Dave Eggers, Harlan Ellison) - what was most pleasantly surprising were the new writers I discovered who I sure hope have their own books out.

    There are a couple of duds, but the gems in this collection make up for them. There are stories of unrequited love - because the lover is beyond the grave, time-travelling interstellar ghost stories, Hungarian ghost stories (detect a theme?) oh and stories that just revel in the essential being of youth and passion and humanity and the joy of storytelling.

    The narration is also strong throughout, with an eclectic mix of narrators I all found spot-on. Can't recommend this enough, this will spawn many more hours of pleasant listening and discovery of new friends. Bradbury would be proud.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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