The Illustrated Man

  • by Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the grand master's premier accomplishments. Collected here are eighteen tales, startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin, visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body.
The Chapters Include:
Dancing, So As Not To be Dead
Prologue: The Illustrated Man
The Veldt
The Other Foot
The Highway
The Man
The Long Rain
The Rocket Man
The Last Night of the World
The Exiles
No Particular Night or Morning
The Fox and the Forest
The Visitor
The Concrete Mixer
Marionettes, Inc.
The City
Zero Hour
The Rocket
The Illustrated Man


What the Critics Say

"Here is an open circuit on ideas, which range from religion, to racial questions, to the atom bomb, rocket travel (of course), literature, escape to the past, dreams and hypnotism, children and their selfish and impersonal acceptance of immediate concepts, robots, etc." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A must for sci-fi fans!" (School Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Curling up with an old friend

I have an old dog-earred paperback copy of this book and have enjoyed the 30-minute versions of several of the stories produced for radio. But nothing beats the unabridged book when it comes to my listening enjoyment. Paul Michael Garcia does a very good job with the narration. This is one of those audio books I will listen to again and again.
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- Beverly

Get Ready for Prozac

The narration is quite good. This is a classic from the genre. It is well written and entertaining. 3-stars are as a result of the depressing nature of this collection of short stories. At first I really enjoyed hearing the stories, but I was ready to jump off a building after listening to a dozen of them. It is the most depressing look at the future that I could imagine. Of all the stories, only a couple would I consider as containing hope or a positive outlook from the characters.
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- J. Colston "Jimcoco"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.