The Martian Chronicles (MP3 CD)

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Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much-celebrated literary career that has spanned seven decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays, and numerous superb short-story collections, including "The Martian Chronicles" masterfully rendered stories of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun.

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 a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, the grandmaster of science fiction enthralls, challenges, and delights us, exposing in stark and stunning spacelight our strengths, our weaknesses, our follies, and our poignant humanity, on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1491584599
ISBN-13: 9781491584590
Published: Brilliance Audio, 12/01/2014
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 12
Maximum Age: 18
Minimum Grade Level: 7th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: College Freshman