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The Golden Apples of the Sun: And Other Stories

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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 are thirty-two of his most famous tales—-prime examples of the poignant and mysterious poetry that Bradbury uniquely uncovers in the depths of the human soul, the otherwordly portraits th

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Published October 26th 2010 by Tantor Media, Inc. (first published November 1st 1997)
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Casey Hampton
Dec 24, 2013 Casey Hampton rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
I was jonesing for some classic SF and Ray Bradbury scratched that itch. Reading short story collections is like watching fireworks. Some flare into the high black and dazzle with showers of glittering color. Others splutter, fizzle, and pitch sideways to gasp their last.

This work consists of two parts, and Michael Prichard narrates the audio version. I found Prichard's reading to be pleasant enough, and only occasionally felt his voice too wizened for some of the younger characters. A few of th
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Sheila Myers
Jun 18, 2017 Sheila Myers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
I enjoyed most of the stories; however, there were a few I just didn't get. Overall, this anthology is a good mix of various genres. My favorite stories were "The Murderer" and "Frost and Fire".
Steven Brandt (Audiobook-Heaven)
There are few names in the science fiction & fantasy genre, or in any genre for that matter, that are more prolific than the name of Ray Bradbury. Since 1938, Bradbury has entertained millions of fans with his imaginative visions of the future and his nightmarish fantasies.

In The Golden Apples of the Sun: and Other Stories , Ray Bradbury shows us the full range of his abilities, covering everything from science fiction to fantasy, horror to psychological thriller, and almost everything in b
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Ash Ryan
This edition actually contains most of the stories from the collection R Is for Rocket as well as those from the original Golden Apples of the Sun collection, and I had already read the former and so was already familiar with quite a few of these stories, but if you haven't this is a good way to enjoy them all at once. The Golden Apples stories are a bit of a mixed bag, most are pretty interesting but there are a few duds, though none are really bad. The R Is for Rocket stories are a bit more co ...more
j_ay
Oct 05, 2012 j_ay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
The Foghorn ****o
The Pedestrian *****
The April Witch ***oo
The Wildnerness ***oo
The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl ***oo
Invisable Boy ***oo
The Flying Machine ***oo
The Murderer ***oo
The Golden Kite, The Silver Wind ***oo
I See You Never ***oo
Embroidery ***oo
The Big Black and White Game ***oo
A Sound of Thunder ****o
The Great Wide World Over There ***oo
Powerhouse ***oo
En la Noche ***oo
Sun and Shadow ***oo
The Meadow ****o
The Garbage Collector ***oo
The Great Fire ***oo
Hail and Farewell ***oo
The Golden
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Maggie
Dec 17, 2013 Maggie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
i had read most if not all these stories decades ago in the home-owned volume twice 22. classic stories. they last. they are still worth reading. this is the type of sci-fi that i enjoy and i'm sure that leaves me out of today's mainstream of science fiction aficionados. that's okay. these are still great stories. recommended.

second reading: may-june 2015
Chuck
Nov 05, 2015 Chuck rated it really liked it
Another great collection of Bradbury's short stories!

Highlights of this collection, I think, are:
The Murderer
The Big Black and White Game
Here There Be Tygers
Frost and Fire
The Time Machine

Others that were good but not great (again, just my opinion) are:
The Fog Horn
The Meadow
R is for Rocket
The Strawberry Window
Byron
Sep 15, 2013 Byron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
Some really great stories. Always a pleasure to read Bradbury. I never realized how much he abused adverbs until this read. Proof that if you have a good story, great insights and interesting characters, worrying about adverbs is secondary.
Alan
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American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life," selling newspapers on L.A. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter. He bec ...more
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