Ray Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th Century American writers. Many of his works have been adapted into comic books, television shows and films. He wrote science fiction, fantasy, horror and mystery stories. Among his most celebrated works are Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man.
The Concrete Mixer is one of his earlier stories. It was first published in Thrilling Wonder Stories in April 1949. In the story, a warlike race of Martians plans their glorious conquest of Earth but one of them, Ettil Vrye, foresaw defeat. He was given his choice of joining the Legion of War - or burning! The story contains quite a bit of humor and irony, things not often found in Bradbury stories.
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A Great Bradbury Tale, Greatly Read
Yes, because it offers a unique perspective and turns the typical invasion story on its head. It's a perfect example of how Bradbury writes to make us examine and discover things about ourselves.
The main character, of course, because it is through his truly alien eyes that we see ourselves. It is neat to witness the difference between what he expects and what he observes.
All of them really. Rish Outfield is a dynamic narrator. I did particularly like his portrayal of Mic, the Hollywood hipster, at the end. Perfect characterization
Just how the main character stuck to his beliefs before the invasion, all based on what he had read/seen from Earth media.
A great story and a great narrator
the narration was amazing. Rish does one hell of a job bringing to life this story that feels like a surreal twilight zone episode.
When the martian meets the movie producer
Great voices that bring out the emotions and the comedy
more from Rish!