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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 1,893
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756

    Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story, worth getting into...

    • By Mr on 27-02-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • 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 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea

    • By Hilary on 30-09-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Martian Chronicles

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor - of crystal pillars and fossil seas - where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars...and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected... so much more!

    • By Samm on 23-09-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!" 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. Here are practical tips on the art of writing from a master of the craft - everything from finding original ideas to developing your own voice and style.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Dandelion Wine

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • X Minus One

    • Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
    • Narrated by: Old Time Radio
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid stuff from the Golden Age

    • By Angela on 05-06-13

    Regular price: £28.09

    • X Minus One

    • Old Time Radio Shows, Volume 1
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series to ever be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old but entertaining

    • By Alex on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Halloween Tree

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

    On Halloween night, eight trick-or-treaters gather at the haunted house by the edge of town, ready for adventure. But when something whisks their friend Pip away, only one man, the sinister Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud, can help the boys find him. "If you want to know what Halloween is, or if you simply want an eerie adventure, take this mystery history trip. You couldn't ask for better than master fantasizer Ray Bradbury," raves The Boston Globe.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Horrorscopes: Season One

    • By: Rick Hautala, Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, and others
    • Narrated by: Kristina Balbo, William Dufris
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic and modern tales of horror presented for you in wide SCREAM Horrorscope... THE NEPHEWS: There’s a reason why people stay away from The Nephews Islands, and these three fisherman are going to be reminded firsthand as to why! Introduction by the late Rick Hautala. THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO: Poe’s classic tale of the ultimate revenge...

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The October Country

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Haunting, harrowing, and downright horrifying, this classic collection from the modern master of the fantastic features: "The Small Assassin": a fine, healthy baby boy was the new mother's dream come true - or her nightmare.... "The Emissary": the faithful dog was the sick boy's only connection with the world outside - and beyond.... "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone": a most remarkable case of murder - the deceased was delighted! And more!

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Long After Midnight

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bradbury's imaginative field is boundless. In this audiobook, his stories carry us from the cozy familiarity of the small-town America we lived in in Dandelion Wine to the frozen desert and double moon that have been parts of our interior landscape since The Martian Chronicles.  

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Martian Chronicles

    • A Full-Cast BBC Radio 4 Drama
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Richard Kurti, Bev Doyle
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell, Anna Madeley, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Derek Jacobi and Hayley Atwell lead an all-star cast in The Martian Chronicles, a thrilling new dramatisation reimagining Ray Bradbury’s timeless fable of doomed Martian colonisation. When the first expedition to Mars mysteriously disappears, Earth sends a second to find out what happened. But the real mission is classified.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor<br />

    • By sue dobson on 22-02-18

    Regular price: £8.99

    • The Illustrated Man

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The images, ideas, sounds, and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness; the sight of grey dust settling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere; the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father's clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As relevant today as when written

    • By jesjaspers on 23-12-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 - timeless short fiction that ranges from the farthest reaches of space to the innermost stirrings of the heart.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • The Golden Apples of the Sun

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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 - prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry which Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits of outre fascination which spring from the canvas of one of the century's great men of imagination. From a lonely coastal lighthouse to a 60-million-year-old safari, from the pouring rain of Venus to the ominous silence of a murder scene.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Quicker Than the Eye

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The internationally acclaimed author of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is a magician at the height of his powers, displaying his sorcerer's skill with 21 remarkable stories that run the gamut from total reality to light fantastic, from high noon to long after midnight. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Fahrenheit 451 (Dramatised)

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Michael Pennington
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Firefighters in the future no longer stop fires, but start them - by burning books. But one has forbidden doubts. A BBC Radio adaptation of Ray Bradbury's dark futuristic tale, starring Michael Pennington.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: The Colonial Radio Players
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    The people of Earth are preparing for war - a war that could potentially destroy the planet. Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor, where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars... and then is conquered by it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A reminder of how good it is

    • By Dr Caterpillar on 01-05-16

    Regular price: £18.39

    • X Minus One, Season Three

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series ever to be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Rad Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Illustrated Man

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

    Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. For this peerless American storyteller, the most bewitching force in the universe is human nature. In these 18 startling tales unfolding across a canvas of tattooed skin, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and powerful, The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short stories

    • By Matthew Batterham on 27-11-17

    Regular price: £22.99

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