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 13,275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,090
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,078

    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

    • 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 3,042
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,834

    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

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    • The Martian Chronicles

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054

    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

    • The Illustrated Man

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • The Halloween Tree

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • Zen in the Art of Writing

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The October Country

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Haunting, harrowing, and downright horrifying, this classic collection from the modern master of the fantastic features "The Small Assassin", "The Emissary",  "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone", and more....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Halloween Tree (Dramatized)

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    On a Halloween night, eight boys are led on an incredible journey into the past by the mysterious "spirit" Moundshroud....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well told story of frightful adventure.

    • By Bryce (Frodo) Wilson on 10-30-12

    Regular price: $9.07

    • The Golden Apples of the Sun

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    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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. And here, presented in a new trade edition, are 32 of his most famous tales....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Golden delicious

    • By Angela D on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $31.49

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