Ray Bradbury
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Ray Bradbury

In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.

Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, "Live forever!" Bradbury later said, "I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped."

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    • Fahrenheit 451

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,099
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,843
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,831

    Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of 20th-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future, narrated here by Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm Burnin', I'm Burnin' for You

    • By W Perry Hall on 10-22-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Martian Chronicles

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125

    Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of 20th-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Original. Great Stories, Great Narrator.

    • By Troy on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,917
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,930

    A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, Frightfully Fun

    • By Andre on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Zen in the Art of Writing

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Zest. Gusto. Curiosity. These are the qualities every writer must have, as well as a spirit of adventure. In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Evocative fuel for any Muse!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Illustrated Man

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359

    The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury - a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A haunting performance of a Bradbury classic

    • By M. Stephenson on 10-30-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dandelion Wine

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my all time favorite books!

    • By koriemax on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic

    • By: Andrew Lam, Ray Bradbury, Haruki Murakami, and others
    • Narrated by: James Naughton, Stephen Colbert, John Lithgow, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    By turns funny, moving, romantic and surreal, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, each of the tales on this lineup has a magical element....

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Halloween Tree

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    On Halloween night, eight trick-or-treaters gather at the haunted house by the edge of town, ready for adventure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, Fun Read!

    • By Jake LaFrance on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sinister mushrooms growing in a dank cellar. A family's first glimpse at Martians. A wonderful white vanilla ice-cream summer suit that changes everyone who wears it. All those images and many more are inside this book, 31 of Bradbury's most arresting tales....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some gems, some slow, all good writing

    • By JA on 08-05-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Golden Apples of the Sun

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Ray Bradbury is a modern cultural treasure. His disarming simplicity of style underlies a towering body of work unmatched in metaphorical power by any other American storyteller....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 2 Books in 1

    • By Maliboo on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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