I Sing the Body Electric!

  • by Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 new edition of 28 classic Bradbury stories and one luscious poem. Travel on an unpredictable and unforgettable literary journey, safe in the hands of one of the great men of imagination.
The stories included are "The Kilimanjaro Device", "The Terrible Conflagration Up at the Place", "Tomorrow's Child", "The Women", "The Inspired Chicken Motel", "Downwind from Gettysburg", "Yes, We'll Gather at the River", "The Cold Wind and the Warm", "Night Call, Collect", "The Haunting of the New", "I Sing the Body Electric!" "The Tombling Day", "Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby's Is a Friend of Mine", "Heavy-Set", "The Man in the Rorschach Shirt", "Henry the Ninth", "The Lost City of Mars", "The Blue Bottle", "One Timeless Spring", "The Parrot Who Met Papa", "The Burning Man", "A Piece of Wood", "The Messiah", "G.B.S.---Mark V", "The Utterly Perfect Murder", "Punishment Without Crime", "Getting Through Sunday Somehow", "Drink Entire: Against the Madness of Crowds", and "Christus Apollo".

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more bradbury than you can shake a stick at

this was a bit more badbury than i could confortably handle, but thats a matter of taste. presentationwise it featured two pet peeves. first, i wish producers would reality check the accents done by actors, the audience is international and the british isle accents in this audiobook bordered on offensive. second, when a story finished the gap before the next was edited down to less time than one would normally expect for a full stop. personally i like to pause when a story ends, not spend the next minute working out that we've moved on. there are some fab stories here but its a mix
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- dot_stockport

Electric !

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Fantastically narrated. The delivery and enthusiasm of the performance brings out all the warmth, humour and vision of Ray Bradbury' s stories. Haven't read this since I was twelve. Revisiting the collection now and listening to it read out loud gives a whole new perspective. Ray Bradbury gives us back that eternal summer of childhood. Happy Sci-fi!!

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- Nicola Mayne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio