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I'm a long time reader - since way back when I was seven. That makes it over three quarters of my life that I will be a reader for. But it is worth it. When I'm not reading or wasting my time online on here or Goodreads I'll be off playing video games, studying teaching and messing around with friends and pop culture. Or reading some more.
The Martian Chronicles: A Radio Dramatization - Ray Bradbury, The Colonial Radio Players
I had two issues with my copy that prevented me from liking this.

1. Some of the audio files at the end were corrupted meaning I couldn't work out the ending
2. It was veeeeery long and because it was such a long reading I missed parts that made sense in the story. Therefore I kind of got a patchwork of 'dreams....spaceships...telekinetic powers...spaceships...Martians and earth men' without getting the whole story.

It's not the story that stopped me from liking this but rather the audio book format. I think I would need to read Ray Bradbury's work properly to fully grasp how good it was. I did like the rolling lyricism that was conveyed by the reader of this audio book. He did do an excellent job of reading it. However the audio book format does not work for this. In fact the only audio books I've loved I have also read the book first and been able to follow because I knew the story off by heart. I have a full Chronicles of Narnia with a foreword and afterword by Douglas Gresham for each book and they are excellent. I want to get the BBC dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit though...

Either way this was an experiment at trying to listen to a book that I had no idea of the plot and it failed. I shall have to read it manually (and probably do that faster than it took to listen to).