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.
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One of the Best
This is without doubt on of the BEST modern full cast audio dramas ever produced. Ray Bradburys marvelous book is magically transformed by The Colonial Radio team. This is well worth your time.
Superior voice acting and sound effects make these classic Bradbury stories alive and relevant. The 'green planet' described by the characters feels quaint and a little endearing. We didn't know that the earth looks blue from space back then. Now our robots are crawling around Mars, a nice tribute to people who dreamed about life on the red planet.
Colonial radio theatre did a great job, they set the bar for others to be measured by. I enjoyed it from beginning to end, thank you CRT
And Ray Bradbury!