It was exciting to get the contract on this one, to be able to perform a story--any story--by Ray Bradbury during my ill-fated experiment in audiobook narration. Easily the most recognizable name I've had the pleasure to perform, I'm happy to announce that my reading of "The Concrete Mixer" is now up for sale on Audible.com.
The story was published in 1949, in a pulp magazine, and later republished in Bradbury's collection, "The Illustrated Man." It tells the story of Ettil, a Martian family man who refuses to participate in his planet's invasion of Earth, as he has read many of our Sci-Fi stories about the disastrous attempts to invade us. Eventually, he is forced to go along, and lands on Earth, only to find it very different than the world depicted in the magazines.
The recording can be found at this link : http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Concrete-Mixer-Audiobook/B00HETDFHK/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srImg?qid=1388217409&sr=1-1
I did my best on this story, and it was an honor to be able to perform something from the Master of Science Fiction.