General Information
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 Title:                   The Martian Chronicles
 Author:                  Ray Bradbury
 Read By:                 Mark Boyett
 Genre:                   Literature & Fiction: Classics
 Copyright:               1945
 Audiobook Copyright:     2014
 Publisher:               Audible Inc.
 Release date:            2014-10-21
 Duration:                7 hrs and 43 mins


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Book Description
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Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in wave.... Each wave
different, and each wave stronger.

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 six decades, he has produced an astonishing
body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something
Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The
Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other
superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast
Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles 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 20th-century
literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's
passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again
enthralls, delights, and challenges us with his vision and his heart - starkly
and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our
folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where
humanity does not belong.