Saturday, December 27, 2008

Leonard Nimoy reads from The Martian Chronicles

Thanks to a recent post in the online journal of z0mbieastronaut, I was able to download and listen to a 1975 recording of Leonard Nimoy read abridged versions of two classic short stories by Ray Bradbury:
There Will Come Soft Rains” (mp3, 14:41 mins) and “Usher II” (mp3, 34:44 mins). Both stories have a literary theme and are part of Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles. Thankfully, Nimoy is no emotionless Mr. Spock here. Rather, his readings are full of life and passion.

Pictured above: Cover of 1975 Caedmon Records 33rpm recording.

Cheers to Dave Tackett of the blog QuasarDragon for the tip!

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