Neil Gaiman Reads “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury”

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Neil Gaiman sent Ray Brad­bury a gift for what turned out to be his last birth­day, his 91st. It was a sto­ry called “The Man Who For­got Ray Brad­bury.” And when Brad­bury’s edi­tor read it to the bed-rid­den author, he report­ed­ly took great plea­sure in it.

What could have been bet­ter? I guess only hear­ing Neil Gaiman read the sto­ry him­self. Which is pre­cise­ly what you can do with the audio below.

Gaiman’s read­ing was taped at the Aladdin The­ater in Port­land, Ore­gon. You can read the text of the sto­ry over at i09. We have many more instances of Gaiman read­ing Gaiman in our col­lec­tion of Free Neil Gaiman Sto­ries.

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