Ray Bradbury Audio

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Commercially released readings and dramatisations of Bradbury's work

 

Year

  Title/Publication Details Notes/Comments

1958

 

The Martian Chronicles

Read by Milton Mertz

American Printing House for the Blind

8 x LP

 

1962

 

Burgess Meredith Reads Ray Bradbury

Lively Arts

LP

 

1963

 

Sum and Substance

(an interview with Ray Bradbury)

Modern Learning Aids

LP

 

1967

 

The Martian Chronicles

American Foundation for the Blind

5 x LP

 

1969

 

Teaching Guide: "The Smile"

(dramatisation)

LP

 

1975

 

The Illustrated Man (1975) – Read by Ray Bradbury (abridged)

Audio Partners

2 x cassette

This item is not, as might be assumed, a reading of the book The Illustrated Man. In fact, it is a more or less random collection of stories. The first story, "The Illustrated Man", is the short story, as published in The Vintage Bradbury and Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales.

Contents:

The Illustrated Man
The Crowd
There Will Come Soft Rains
The Dwarf
The Veldt
A Sound of Thunder
Marionettes, Inc.
The Pedestrian
The Smile

 

1977

 

The Martian Chronicles

Read by Ray Bradbury (abridged)

Audio Partners

2  x cassette

Contents:

Rocket Summer
Ylla
The Summer Night
The Earth Men
The Third Expedition
The Settlers
The Locusts
Night Meeting
The Silent Towns
The Million-Year Picnic

 

1980(?)

 

Long After Midnight

Books on Tape

ISBN: 5553663679

Cassette

Several online bookstores have the publication date of this recording as 1920!

1980

 

Our lady queen of the angels : a celebrational environment

by Tony Duquette

Narration by Charlton Heston; poem by Ray Bradbury; music by Garth Hudson

Library of Congress shelf number RYA 1953

1 x cassette

 

1984

 

A Sound of Thunder / The Screaming Woman

The Mind's Eye

Cassette

 

1985

Ray Bradbury Himself: Reads 19 Complete Stories

The Audio Partners

ASIN: 0945353707

4 x cassette

Recordings previously issued as The Illustrated Man (1975) and The Martian Chronicles (1977).

Contents:

The Martian Chronicles:
Rocket Summer
Ylla
The Summer Night
The Earth Men
The Third Expedition
The Settlers
The Locusts
Night Meeting
The Silent Towns
The Million-Year Picnic

The Illustrated Man:
The Illustrated Man (the short story as it appears in Vintage Bradbury)
The Crowd
There Will Come Soft Rains
The Dwarf
The Veldt
A Sound of Thunder
Marionettes, Inc.
The Pedestrian
The Smile

1986

The Martian Chronicles

Read by Ray Bradbury (unabridged)

ISBN: 0807229075

Chivers North America

Cassettes

 

1986

 

Fantastic Tales of Ray Bradbury

Read by Ray Bradbury (unabridged)

Listening Library

ISBN: 0807229008

Cassettes

CONTENTS:

Introduction
The Lake
The Smile
The Foghorn
The Veldt
The Crowd
John Huff's Leavetaking (from Dandelion Wine)
Illuminations (from Dandelion Wine)
The Illustrated Man
Marionettes, Inc
The Pedestrian
The Dwarf
There Will Come Soft Rains
A Sound of Thunder
Fever Dream

1986

 

The Stories of Ray Bradbury

Random House

ISBN: 0394555163

Cassette

 

1986

 

Ray Bradbury

Tapes for Readers

ISBN: 9996298558

Cassette

 

1986

 

Night Call, Collect/the Ravine

Soundelux Audio Publishing

ISBN: 0881423122

Cassette

 

1986

 

The Wind/Dark They Were and Golden Eyed

Soundelux Audio Publishing

ISBN: 0881423157

Cassette

 

1987

 

The Martian Chronicles

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: unknown

Cassette

Clip available online

1987

 

Ray Bradbury

Publisher unknown

ISBN: 0394557506

Cassette

 

1987

Dandelion Wine

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: 0736605002

Cassette

Clip available online

1988

Fahrenheit 451

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: unknown

Cassette/CD

Clip available online

1988

The Illustrated Man

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: 0736612912

Cassette/CD

Clip available online

1988

 

Omni Audio Experience I

Bonneville Media Communications

ISBN: 0944305008

Cassette

 

1988

 

The Golden Apples Of The Sun

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: 0736613277

Cassette/CD

Clip available online

1989

 

Death and the Compass and the Playground

by Jorge Luis Borges, Ray Bradbury

Audio Forum

ISBN: 0945353456

Cassette

 

199?

 

The Toynbee Convector

Read by Ray Bradbury

 

1990

I Sing The Body Electric

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: 073661737X

Cassette/CD

Clip available online

1990

 

The October Country

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: 0736617450

Cassette/CD

Clip available online

1990

Death Is A Lonely Business

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: 0736617906

Cassette/CD

Clip available online

1990

 

Long After Midnight & the Halloween Tree

Read by Michael Prichard

Books on Tape

ISBN: 0736622012

ISBN (1996 reissue): 5557096744

Cassette/CD

Clip available online

1991

Ray Bradbury Tales of Fantasy

Read by Ray Bradbury

Listening Library

ISBN: 0807234214

ISBN: 9993551694

ISBN: 5552969219

2 x cassette

Contents:

The Illustrated Man
The Veldt
The Fog Horn
The Smile
There Will Come Soft Rains
The Pedestrian

1991

 

Fahrenheit 451

Read by William Roberts

Chivers Audio Books

ISBN: 1560549599

Cassette

 

1991

 

The Martian Chronicles

Dercum Audio

ISBN: 1556565011

Cassette

 

1991

 

Nathaniel Hawthorne (?)

Read by Ray Bradbury (?)

Dercum Audio

ISBN: 1556565003

Cassette

Several online bookstores have garbled information on this item (which they list as “Ray Bradbury by Nathaniel Hawthorne” – but since Hawthorne pre-dates Bradbury by a few years, this cannot be correct). If anyone has any details on this item, please contact me.

1992

 

Green Shadows, White Whale

Read by Ray Bradbury (abridged by Lynn Lauber)

Random House Audio Books

2 x cassette

 

1992

A Sound of Thunder / Night Call Collect

(dramatisations)

Dh Audio

ISBN: 0886466687

Cassette

Episodes from the radio series Bradbury 13.

1992

Kaleidoscope / There Was an Old Woman

(dramatisations)

Dh Audio

ISBN: 0886466644

Cassette

Episodes from the radio series Bradbury 13.

1993

 

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy Read Four Science Fiction Classics

Caedmon

ISBN: 1559948841

Cassette

Contents:

Foundation: The Psychohistorians by Isaac Asimov

Mimsy Were the Borogoves by Lewis Padgett

August 2026 There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury

Marionettes, Inc. by Ray Bradbury

1994

 

The Illustrated Man

Read by William Roberts

Chivers Audio Books

ISBN: 1560548614

Cassette

 

1994

The Man / The Happiness Machine

(dramatisations)

Dh Audio

ISBN: 0886466806

Cassette

Episodes from the radio series Bradbury 13.

1994

The Ravine / Here There Be Tygers

(dramatisations)

Dh Audio

ISBN: 088646675X

Cassette

Episodes from the radio series Bradbury 13.

1994

 

Vanishing Point: Radio Dramas from the Fourth Dimension

by Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Raymond Carver, Jorge Luis Borges

Listening Library

ASIN: 0807235423

Cassette

 

1994

Dark They Were and Golden Eyed/Fox and the Forest

(dramatisations)

Dh Audio

ISBN: 0886466636

Cassette

Episodes from the radio series Bradbury 13.

1994

The Wind / The Veldt

(dramatisations)

Dh Audio

ISBN: 0886466849

Cassette

Episodes from the radio series Bradbury 13.

1995

We Hold These Truths – 1991

(updated re-performance of classic 1941 Norwin Corwin production)

Cast includes Richard Dysart, Jill Eikenberry, James Earl Jones, Fess Parker, Ray Bradbury, Esther Rolle, Norman Lear

Directed by David Ossman in conjunction with American Public Radio and WETA

LodeStone Media

ISBN: 1576770761

CD

Clip available online

1997

The Martian Chronicles

Read by Peter Marinker

Chivers Audio Books

ISBN: 0745173667

Cassette

 

1996

Kaleidoscope / the Human Operators

Stories by Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, A.E Van Vogt

Read by Harlan Ellison and one other (unnamed)

Brilliance Audio

ISBN: 156740958X

Cassette

 

1998

 

Ray Bradbury: Science Fiction

Dh Audio

ISBN: 1552049930

Cassette

 

1999

 

The Ray Bradbury Theater

Thomas T. Beeler

ISBN: 1552047148

Cassette

 

1999

 

Science Fiction Theater

by Ray Bradbury, John Graham, Bruce Campbell

Thomas T. Beeler

ISBN: 1552047156

Cassette

 

2000

Science Fiction on Old Time Radio

Radio Spirits

ISBN: 1570190216 (cassette)

ISBN: 1570190224 (CD)

Cassette/CD

 

2001

Fahrenheit 451

Read by Ray Bradbury (unabridged)

HarperCollins

ISBN: 0694526266 (cassette)

ISBN: 0694526274 (CD)

Cassette/CD

 

2001

From The Dust Returned

read by Michael Prichard (unabridged)

Books on Tape

ISBN unknown

Clip available online

2001

From The Dust Returned

Read by John Glover (unabridged)

HarperCollins

ISBN: 0694526282

Cassette

 

2001

Greatest Science Fiction Shows Selected by Ray Bradbury

Radio Spirits

ISBN: 1570192863 (cassette)

ISBN: 1570193770 (CD)

Includes:

Dimension X - The Martian Chronicles 08-18-50

X Minus One - And the Moon Be Still As Bright 09-22-55

X Minus One - The Veldt 08-04-55

CBS Radio Workshop - Season of Disbelief & Hail and Farewell 02-17-56

X Minus One - Marionettes, Inc. 12-21-55

Escape - Mars Is Heaven 06-02-50

Mysterious Traveler - Zero Hour 06-22-48

Escape - Zero Hour 10-04-53

2002

One More for the Road

Read by Campbell Scott (Unabridged)

William Morrow

ISBN: 0060081171

Cassette

 

2002

2000X: Tales of the Next Millennia

Audio Literature/Fantastic Audio

ISBN: 1574535307 (cassette)

ISBN: 1574535560 (CD)

Cassette/CD

Includes:

Pillar of Fire

2007

Dandelion Wine

Colonial Radio Theatre

CD, available from 1 Jan 2007

Award-winning full cast dramatisation, scripted by Bradbury himself.

Clips and ordering information online.

2007

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Colonial Radio Theatre

CD, available from 1 Oct 2007

Full cast dramatisation, scripted by Bradbury himself.

Clips and ordering information online.

2008

The Halloween Tree

Colonial Radio Theatre

CD and MP3 downloads, available from 1 Oct 2008

Full cast dramatisation, dramatised by Jerry Robbins.

Clips and ordering information online.

2011

The Martian Chronicles

Colonial Radio Theatre

CD and MP3 downloads, available from 7 June 2011

 

 

Full cast dramatisation, dramatised by Jerry Robbins.

Clips and ordering information online.

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