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    • Fahrenheit 451

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
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    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

    • Zen in the Art of Writing

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "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

    • The Illustrated Man

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

    • 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 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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 Martian Chronicles

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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 Golden Apples of the Sun

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • A Medicine for Melancholy and Other Stories

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 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

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • I Sing the Body Electric!

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Travel on an unpredictable and unforgettable literary journey. Find a horrified mother who gives birth to a strange blue pyramid. Encounter an amazing Electrical Grandmother who comes to live with a grieving family. Meet an old parrot who learned over long evenings to imitate the voice of Ernest Hemingway, and becomes the last link to the last link to the great man. Each of these magnificent creations has something to tell us about our own humanity - and all of their fates await you in this collection of 28 classic Bradbury stories and one luscious poem. 

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Driving Blind

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The incomparable Ray Bradbury is in the driver's seat, off on 21 unforgettable excursions through fantasy, time, and memory, and there are surprises waiting around every curve and behind each mile marker. The journey promises to be a memorable one. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    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

    • X Minus One: There Will Come Soft Rains - Zero Hour (December 5, 1956)

    • By: Ray Bradbury, George Lefferts - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Let's All Kill Constance

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a dismal evening in the previous century, an unnamed writer in Venice, California, answers a furious pounding at his beachfront bungalow door and again admits Constance Rattigan into his life. An aging, once-glamorous Hollywood star, Constance is running in fear from something she dares not acknowledge - and vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, leaving the narrator two macabre books: twin listings of the Tinseltown dead and soon to be dead, with Constance's name included among them. And so begins an odyssey as dark as it is wondrous.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Classic Tales of Horror

    • By: Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, David Drake, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Robert Forster, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Halloween Tree

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

    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

    • The October Country

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

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