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Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization

Durée : 5 h et 34 min
Prix : 17,95 €
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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.

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.

©1946 Ray Bradbury (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Maliboo
  • 05/05/2013

Adaptation of the Revised Edition

This is a complete adaptation of the revised 1990's edition of The Martian Chronicles, which means that it does not include the story Way in the Middle of the Air, but adds The Wilderness and The Fire Balloons. Way in the Middle of the Air was removed from the 90's editions of the book most likely because it examines racial prejudice in America around the time the story was written (1950) and uses the "N" word. It was replaced with The Wilderness in the revised editions. The Fire Balloons was added to the British edition of The Martian Chronicles known as The Silver Locusts, and is also included in The Illustrated Man.

This is an extremely faithful dramatization taken directly from the book. Its probably as faithful an adaptation as could possibly be performed, hence the long running time. The performances are very Bradbury-esque, meaning a little over the top but wonderfully alive.

There are neat sound effects and some occasional music on the soundtrack. The Martian Chronicles itself is a very musical book, mentioning music in a number of its chapters, the music in this dramatization fits right in and compliments those parts of the stories.

Altogether, this is a great buy and a perfect companion to the unabridged reading of the original edition narrated by Ray Bradbury that's also available on Audible.

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  • Dante
  • 04/12/2011

Wonderful, Absolutley Wonderful

The Colonial Radio Players are a remarkable group that dramatizes various works and does it with such finesse. The Martian Chronicles is no exception; I have read this classic by Ray Bradbury many times but this dramatization makes the book come alive in a way that I have never experienced before. I highly recommend this or any other dramatization by The Colonial Radio Players. Especially at the price they are asking for such works. I promise, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Michele Fitzgerald
  • 10/06/2011

Exciting Story

If you love Bradbury this is the audio book for you. This production is a professional production that surpasses anything from the golden age of radio.
Sound effects, voices and script are right on! The best!

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  • SHELDON
  • 09/07/2012

At $2.95 you can't go wrong...

I've read the book many times. I found this performance very true to the book, and enjoyable. I listened to it almost straight through one evening while puttering about. It was easy to follow, and the performance was believable. Well worth the money.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 14/11/2015

THE REASON FOR LIFE IS LIFE

IF YOU CAN'T HAVE REALITY, A DREAM IS JUST AS GOOD
I have read the hardback a couple of times and listen to the book a couple of times. I have to say, I truly got more out of it this way. When reading, I always loved the expedition stories and the telephone story. Rock Hudson and Bernadette Peters played in the TV mini series. I always had trouble with the metaphysical parts of the stories and did not truly understand the time traveler until this performance. I am a literate type person and I always have problems with beings without bodies, etc... This performance made all that more understandable to me. I got so much more out of it performed then in reading and listening to a reading. I highly recommend this performance.

Bradbury has written a lot of great books, including Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man and others, but this has always been my favorite. The wonder of traveling to a different planet and not only our reaction, but their reaction to our visit (invasion). I love it even more now.

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  • Sir M of K
  • 06/01/2018

The Gold Standard of Bradbury's Tale...

Jerry Robbins and the Colonial Radio Theater have created the finest audio production bar none of this Bradbury classic. Not to be missed and highly recommend!

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  • Jim Kunkle
  • 02/03/2016

The CRP Best Performance Ever

This adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic collection "The Martian Chronicles" is one of my favorite readings.

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  • BassTrombone1979
  • 21/04/2014

It isn't a terrible mash-up / conglomeration

What disappointed you about The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization?

Nothing really disappointed me. But at the same time, it didn't captivate me or entertain me like the individual stories did. Having listened to many of these segments on X-Minus-1, suspense, etc. or having read the original short stories I was familiar with most of what went on. But tying them together into one story, was choppy and broken up. It just didn't captivate me, that's what disappointed me.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

As with the previous comment, nothing. It simply was there; no aspect of the story was overly memorable or not. It would have been better as separate short stories.

Which character – as performed by The Colonial Radio Players – was your favorite?

None, nothing was that memorable

What character would you cut from The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization?

None, this question seems rather inappropriate for here. The author wrote what he wrote and I would not feel right telling him so-and-so should not have been in the book(s).

Any additional comments?

Like I said, it isn't bad; it also isn't great. I would set up bookmarks to mark the changes from one story to another and treat it as such. I series of short stories strung together. The pre-defined chapters are a good starting place to find the starts of the stories.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20/01/2019

very slow-moving story

not even an amazing cast of narrators could save the story just not a compelling listen

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  • Numba1mommy03
  • 19/01/2019

Audio Drama at it's best! classically done!

Great job, the Colonial Radio Theatre did an excellent job bringing this classic sci fi story to life in a new(ish) yet classical way. Audio Dramas (done right) transport me to another time and place and ultimately consume mind. This was a very entertaining listen. It kept me captivated. If you enjoy old time radio dramas I recommend you give this a try. I'm now going to read the source material to compare.