by Ray Bradbury
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Ray Bradbury's endearing, lyrical tale of boyhood and an idyllic Midwestern summer is presented here as a full-cast audio dramatization by The Colonial Theatre on the Air, complete with sound effects and a brilliant musical score. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole world that lies beyond. It is a pair of new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley bell on a hazy afternoon. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals that hold time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.
this isn't an audio book. its just some guys dramatizing the story. it's like listening to a movie but you can't watch it. laaaaammmme
Of the play, though, NOT the book. There are some extreme differences. So if you're gonna try to listen to this for a school project instead of reading...don't.
Great for those who want to use their imagination
Like the great, though sadly unavailable radio series from the 80's, "Bradbury 13", this is a dramatization of Bradbury's famous novel of vignettes from the Tom Sawyer'ish childhood of his fictional alter ego Douglas Spaulding. The sound quality is great, and it does an excellent job of creating a nostalgic atmosphere, complete with satisfying performances and a terrific music score. Its not an audiobook, but a radio drama. And for those inclined, it's a great way to flex your imagination and visualize the drama.