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The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization (Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air)
     

The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization (Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air)

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by Ray Bradbury, The Colonial The Colonial Radio Players (Read by)
 

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—of crystal pillars and fossil seas—where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is

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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—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.

Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is presented here as a full cast audio production with an original music score and thousands of sound effects by the award winning Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air. It marks their fourth collaboration with one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time—Ray Bradbury.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455816361
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 CDs, 5 hrs. 38 min.
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) was the author of more than three dozen books, including Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, as well as hundreds of short stories. He wrote for the theater, cinema, and TV, including the screenplay for John Huston’s Moby Dick and the Emmy Award–winning teleplay The Halloween Tree, and adapted for television sixty-five of his stories for The Ray Bradbury Theater. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and numerous other honors.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
August 22, 1920
Place of Birth:
Waukegan, Illinois
Education:
Attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California
Website:
http://www.raybradbury.com

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Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization (Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
vespa63 More than 1 year ago
Ray Bradburys THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES is with out doubt a world class piece of literature, and this is a world class full cast audio drmamtization! What I really appreciate is that this is the entire book dramatized, not just a few of the best known segments. This story has always been to Big for a movie or TV special to tell, but it appears to be ideal for a dramatization. A Great cast and great music score really make this something spectacular.