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A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2006

    A Sound of ThUnDeR

    This is one of my most favorite short stories. It has great detail and a whole bunch of other stuff. But my favorite thing is how it ends with a cliffhanger. We never really know what happens, all we know is that 'There was a sound of thunder.'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2005

    The Quintessential Collection of Short Stories by Ray Bradbury

    'A Sound of Thunder & Other Stories' is a collection of Ray Bradbury short stories published between 1943 and 1956. Originally published as 'The Golden Apples of the Sun,' the collection features 32 of Bradbury's best short stories. In 'The Fog Horn,' the inspiration for the 1953 black and white science fiction classic `The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms,¿ the nameless protagonist and his boss are putting in a night's work at a remote lighthouse when the resonating fog horn attracts one of many `mysteries of the sea.¿ In the futuristic tale `The Pedestrian,¿ Bradbury presents an eerie tale that might make you think twice before you step outside for an evening walk. And in `A Sound of Thunder¿ upon which the Peter Hyams film of 2005 is loosely based ¿ very, very loosely ¿ Time Safari, Inc. promises safaris anywhere in time to hunt prehistoric animals. Every precaution is implemented to avoid a time paradox and disturbing history, based on the principle that even the slightest change can cause major changes in the future. Travelers may only shoot animals already predestined for death by natural causes or circumstances at the exact moment and are required to stay on a path that hovers above the ground. Unfortunately for the protagonist, he unintentionally deviates from the path and takes one small errant step¿ Ray Bradbury, perhaps best-known today for his work `Fahrenheit 451¿, had once seized the minds of American readers for decades and inspired many more to follow in his literary footsteps. His stories have been the basis of screenplays for the classic television series `The Twilight Zone¿ and `The Outer Limits,¿ and feature films such as François Truffaut¿s brilliantly visionary film `Fahrenheit 451.¿ His stories are at once imaginatively complex yet simplistic in literary style. If you love science fiction ¿ the imaginative, visionary, thought-provoking, classic form of science fiction ¿ Ray Bradbury is a must for your personal collection.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Don't recommend

    I purchased the book specifically for one story. Having a difficult time with the stories. I have to admit after finishing some of the stories I scratch my head wondering what the message of the story was.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Sound

    Very good author and writer of these srories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    Beware of the butterfly!!!!

    I love, love, love this story! Can not get enough of it. Read it in class and it was awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2005

    A real sound of thunder

    it is a great story about how a simple butterfly was hurt 60 million years ago and how we have to suffer from it now in this time.

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