bradbury thirteen is a series of thirteen original half-hour audio dramatizations based on short stories from the legendary american author ray bradbury.
the series aired on npr in 1984 and won the prestigious peabody award for excellence in broadcasting. producer michael mcdonough's goal was to create a visual image in the listener's mind that would be more powerful than either reading the story or watching a movie. he accomplished this by fully dramatizing the productions in stereo with complete sound effects and an original music score by composers roger hoffman and greg hansen that was inspired by legendary film-composer bernard herrmann. these full-cast productions include narration by paul frees and reach new heights in the field of radio drama. along with executive producer dean van uitert and associate producer jeff rader, michael mcdonough wrote, produced, directed, and engineered a series that has since achieved cult status following amongst its listeners. ray bradbury has called the series "perfect to his work" and remains one of his favorite adaptations of his work into another medium.
after more than 25 years in the vault, the original radio series bradbury thirteen once again comes to life in this downloadable release. all thirteen episodes are presented exactly as they were originally broadcast on more than 250 npr radio stations.