This collection of short stories includes: "A Sound of Thunder," in which hunting enthusiasts get the chance of a lifetime: travel back in time to bag a Tyrannosaurus Rex. "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed": Harry is resigned to living on Mars for a while, until a nuclear war on Earth strands the settlers forever. In "The Happiness Machine" an old man builds a machine meant...more
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This was actually not an audiobook narration but a production, with a full cast, sound effects and music and the stories were abridged. At best, it was like a sophisticated Twilight Zone tour, but if anything, it was over produced.
Still, one cannot beat Bradbury for telling a good story. As I have grown older I have learned to appreciate him more. He does not write "Hard science fiction" but poetic and approa ...more
I enjoyed this collection of thirteen radio plays based on the short stories of Ray Bradbury.
Some of them were eerily prescient like The Veldt, which dealt with the difficulties of parenting in this new world of technology. Others were just plain fun, like The Wind or The Sound of Thunder.
The cast of the radio plays were all different, but all were talented and there wasn't a bad play in the bunch.
Best of all is that I was able to download this from my local library for free! If this ...more
But this collection of audio short stories just wasn't enjoyable to listen to. I can't say if the blame lies in the writing or in the production. But I felt somewhat relieved when I finally pulled the sixth CD from my car radio.
Of course I understand they were written decades ago, but a classic story should feel authentic and timeless (l ...more
The characters lacked depth.
Being an audio, there was no exposition.
In all, a disappointing experience from the author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles.
Caution: They did mix some of the explosive sound effects FAR TOO LOUD, which is a bit overwhelming in the car...