Long After Midnight by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Michael Prichard

Long After Midnight - Ray Bradbury, Michael Prichard

 

The October Game was my favorite story in Long After Midnight. It's one of those tales where the last line punches you right in the gut.

 

Unfortunately, many of the rest of the stories didn't resonate with me. Perhaps I read this collection too close to The Martian Chronicles? I couldn't help but compare the two and The Chronicles always came out ahead.

 

I'm still happy that I read this collection, as my goal is to read all of Ray Bradbury's work. I guess not all of his stories are going to knock the ball out of the park, but a mediocre Bradbury story is still better than a good one from most other authors.

 

Recommended for fans of science fiction, dark fiction and short stories.