Holiday Gift Idea: New Audiobook, Tim Robbins’ Performs Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

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I’m a huge fan of audiobooks.  From the days when I had to drive from Chicago to Indianapolis (yawn! it is the most boring drive, evah!), I’ve used audiobooks turn a difficult time into an interesting one.  Now I use them to make the time pass quickly when I’m running.  Whether it’s because of a fascinating story, or a talented reader, audiobooks can be very entertaining.  Sometimes, you are lucky enough to have both.  That’s what happens with the audio book, Tim Robbins’ performance of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”.  “Fahrenheit 451 is a classic.  Academy Award winner, Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) is one of the greatest acting talents alive. has brought them together!

Farenheit 451

Other Bradbury titles also newly available are Something Wicked This Way Comes, narrated by Christian Rummel, and The Martian Chronicles, narrated by Mark Boyett, as well as a new recording by Jonathan Davis of the Bradbury story “The Playground,” which was part of the original hardcover edition of Fahrenheit 451. To download any of these audiobooks, visit

Tim Robbins

“I love this book. Fahrenheit 451 is such an important book in so many ways and it’s so great to revisit it,” said Robbins. “The whole format of audiobooks is, in a way, making sure that Fahrenheit 451 doesn’t happen. It’s creating another way for literature to survive. If the audiobook is heard, more people will discover what is a great book.”

“Tim Robbins’s performance of Fahrenheit 451 is further evidence of his status as one of our finest actors,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “The way this quartet of terrific acting talent breathes new life into these important works of literature makes for a multidimensional experience of Bradbury’s language—and incredible listening.”

Do you know someone who has a long commute or listens to audiobooks while they exercise, run or workout?


Audible, Inc., an, Inc. subsidiary (AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible’s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained. Audible content includes more than 150,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes® Store.


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    Craig McLarty says:

    Bradbury has always been one amongst many of my favorites.

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    I haven’t listened to an audiobook for many years. I have always wanted to give Audible a try but I don’t really know how it works or what devices you can actually use.
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    Gale McCarron says:

    My eyesight has gotten so bad that I’ve been considering turning to audiobooks. I always loved to read, but now it takes me forever to get through an entire book. This would help and keep me enjoying my love of books.

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    I love this book! I read it in high school and it quickly became one of my favourites. Tim Robbins reading it would be fantastic

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    Jennifer Hiles says:

    The first audio book I ever read/heard was The Life of Pi and it was amazing. I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m always looking for good book recommendations so I’ll have to check out Fahrenheit 451!

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    I’m just getting into audiobooks, so I’ve only got a small wishlist going. I have wanted to reread Fahrenheit, and I love Tim Robbins. I’ll have to give this one a place on the list. Thanks!

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    Richard Hicks says:

    I read this many moons ago. Would love to revisit again and listen to it on my commute!

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