The mind of Ray Bradbury is a wonder-filled carnival of delight and terror that stretches from the verdant Irish countryside to the coldest reaches of outer space. Yet all his work is united by one common thread: a vivid and profound understanding of the vast set of emotions that bring strength and mythic resonance to our frail species. Bradbury characters may find themselves anywhere and anywhen. A horrified mother may give birth to a strange blue pyramid. A man may take Abraham Lincoln out of the grave-and meet another who puts him back. An amazing Electrical Grandmother may come to live with a grieving family. An old parrot may have learned over long evenings to imitate the voice of Ernest Hemingway, and become the last link to the last link to the great man. A priest on Mars may confront his fondest dream: to meet the Messiah. 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 twenty-eight classic Bradbury stories and one luscious poem. Travel on an unpredictable and unforgettable literary journey, safe in the hands of the century's great man of imagination. Track List for I Sing the Body Electric!: Disc 1 "The Kilimanjaro Device"-Track 1 "The Terrible Conflagration Up at the Place"-Track 9 "Tomorrow's Child"-Track 21 Disc 2 "The Women"-Track 10 "The Inspired Chicken Motel"-Track 17 Disc 3 "Downwind from Gettysburg"-Track 2 "Yes, We'll Gather at the River"-Track 14 "The Cold Wind and the Warm"-Track 21 Disc 4 "Night Call, Collect"-Track 12 "The Haunting of the New"-Track 19 Disc 5 "I Sing the Body Electric!"-Track 12 Disc 6 "The Tombling Day"-Track 12 Disc 7 "Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby's Is a Friend of Mine"-Track 2 Disc 8 "Heavy-Set"-Track 1 "The Man in the Rorschach Shirt"-Track 8 "Henry the Ninth"-Track 18 Disc 9 "The Lost City of Mars"-Track 2 Disc 10 "The Blue Bottle"-Track 5 "One Timeless Spring"-Track 12 "The Parrot Who Met Papa"-Track 18 Disc 11 "The Burning Man"-Track 9 "A Piece of Wood"-Track 15 "The Messiah"-Track 19 Disc 12 "G.B.S.-Mark V"-Track 6 "The Utterly Perfect Murder"-Track 15 "Punishment Without Crime"-Track 21 Disc 13 "Getting Through Sunday Somehow"-Track 4 "Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds"-Track 11 "Christus Apollo"-Track 22
|Publisher:||Tantor Media, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Unabridged 12 CDs, 15 hrs|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Among his best-known works are The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451.
Reader of over 400 audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. AudioFile includes Dick on their prestigious list of "Golden Voices."
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I know that many consider Ray Bradbury a brilliant author but this is the second of his books that I just didn't like. There are 30 short stories and 2 of the first 15 had a sci-fi twist that I found interesting. The rest were simply boring and didn't make much sense. I couldn't finish the book and probably never will. The nook edition had numerous typos which also added to the overall low star rating. If you're a Ray Bradbury fan, you may enjoy this. It simply wasn't for me.
This is one of my all time favorite Bradbury collections.