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Long After Midnight

Ray Bradbury

Two drifters caught in the backwash of space wander from city to dead city, sifting the rubble for the fabled Blue Bottle of Mars-and find in it two different, equally entrancing, dooms... A young boy in Green Town, Illinois, does not marry-yet marries-his beloved eighth-grade teacher... In the hell of a Manhattan July night, Will Morgan is offered a possibly Mephistophelean proposal by which he might gain a perfect love and a magical immunity... A jealous husband who orders an exact replica of his unfaithful wife from an android manufacturing company (purpose: murder) runs afoul of the compassionate new "live robot" law... At forty-eight, seized with an overwhelming desire to settle an old score, a man journeys back into the past under the spell of his "utterly perfect, incredibly delightful idea," only to recoil in stunned disbelief when he confronts, at last, his former tormentor... Bradbury's imaginative field is boundless. In this book, his stories carry us from the cozy familiarity of the small-town America we lived in in Dandelion Wine to the frozen desert and double moon that have been part of our interior landscape since The Martian Chronicles. His characters range from the "ordinary"-a rookie cop, an unhappy wife on vacation in Mexico, an old parish priest hearing confession-to the quite extraordinary: the parrot to whom Ernest Hemingway confided the plot of his last, greatest, never-put-down-on-paper novel, and a woman who, in New York City in the summer of 1974, hangs out a sign reading "Melissa Toad, Witch." Fantastic or conventional, chillingly suspenseful or hauntingly nostalgic, each of these stories has that aura of the unexpected combined with the special ring of absolute rightness that is brilliantly, uniquely Bradbury. Track List for Long After Midnight: Disc 1 "The Blue Bottle"-Track 1 "One Timeless Spring"-Track 10 "The Parrot Who Met Papa"-Track 16 Disc 2 "The Burning Man"-Track 2 "A Piece of Wood"-Track 9 "The Messiah"-Track 13 "G.B.S.-Mark V"-Track 21 Disc 3 "The Utterly

Two drifters caught in the backwash of space wander from city to dead city, sifting the rubble for the fabled Blue Bottle of Mars-and find in it two different, equally entrancing, dooms... A young boy in Green Town, Illinois, does not marry-yet marries-his beloved eighth-grade teacher... In the hell of a Manhattan July night, Will Morgan is offered a possibly Mephistophelean proposal by which he might gain a perfect love and a magical immunity... A jealous husband who orders an exact replica of his unfaithful wife from an android manufacturing company (purpose: murder) runs afoul of the compassionate new "live robot" law... At forty-eight, seized with an overwhelming desire to settle an old score, a man journeys back into the past under the spell of his "utterly perfect, incredibly delightful idea," only to recoil in stunned disbelief when he confronts, at last, his former tormentor... Bradbury's imaginative field is boundless. In this book, his stories carry us from the cozy familiarity of the small-town America we lived in in Dandelion Wine to the frozen desert and double moon that have been part of our interior landscape since The Martian Chronicles. His characters range from the "ordinary"-a rookie cop, an unhappy wife on vacation in Mexico, an old parish priest hearing confession-to the quite extraordinary: the parrot to whom Ernest Hemingway confided the plot of his last, greatest, never-put-down-on-paper novel, and a woman who, in New York City in the summer of 1974, hangs out a sign reading "Melissa Toad, Witch." Fantastic or conventional, chillingly suspenseful or hauntingly nostalgic, each of these stories has that aura of the unexpected combined with the special ring of absolute rightness that is brilliantly, uniquely Bradbury. Track List for Long After Midnight: Disc 1 "The Blue Bottle"-Track 1 "One Timeless Spring"-Track 10 "The Parrot Who Met Papa"-Track 16 Disc 2 "The Burning Man"-Track 2 "A Piece of Wood"-Track 9 "The Messiah"-Track 13 "G.B.S.-Mark V"-Track 21 Disc 3 "The Utterly
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Two drifters caught in the backwash of space wander from city to dead city, sifting the rubble for the fabled Blue Bottle of Mars-and find in it two different, equally entrancing, dooms... A young boy in Green Town, Illinois, does not marry-yet marries-his beloved eighth-grade teacher... In the hell of a Manhattan July night, Will Morgan is offered a possibly Mephistophelean proposal by which he might gain a perfect love and a magical immunity... A jealous husband who orders an exact replica of his unfaithful wife from an android manufacturing company (purpose: murder) runs afoul of the compassionate new "live robot" law... At forty-eight, seized with an overwhelming desire to settle an old score, a man journeys back into the past under the spell of his "utterly perfect, incredibly delightful idea," only to recoil in stunned disbelief when he confronts, at last, his former tormentor... Bradbury's imaginative field is boundless. In this book, his stories carry us from the cozy familiarity of the small-town America we lived in in Dandelion Wine to the frozen desert and double moon that have been part of our interior landscape since The Martian Chronicles. His characters range from the "ordinary"-a rookie cop, an unhappy wife on vacation in Mexico, an old parish priest hearing confession-to the quite extraordinary: the parrot to whom Ernest Hemingway confided the plot of his last, greatest, never-put-down-on-paper novel, and a woman who, in New York City in the summer of 1974, hangs out a sign reading "Melissa Toad, Witch." Fantastic or conventional, chillingly suspenseful or hauntingly nostalgic, each of these stories has that aura of the unexpected combined with the special ring of absolute rightness that is brilliantly, uniquely Bradbury. Track List for Long After Midnight: Disc 1 "The Blue Bottle"-Track 1 "One Timeless Spring"-Track 10 "The Parrot Who Met Papa"-Track 16 Disc 2 "The Burning Man"-Track 2 "A Piece of Wood"-Track 9 "The Messiah"-Track 13 "G.B.S.-Mark V"-Track 21 Disc 3 "The Utterly

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

8h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:02:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:25