Title: The Sound Machine

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Title: The Sound Machine Title Record # 68377
Author: Roald Dahl
Date: 1949-09-17
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Synopsis: A man named Klausner invents a machine that can hear sound the human ear cannot hear. It reproduces the sounds on a lower pitch so that human beings can hear it. With this machine he hears roses scream as his neighbor cuts them. The next morning he hears a tree scream when he cuts into it with an axe. He calls his doctor excitedly and asks him to come over at once. The doctor comes and Klausner says he wants him to listen to the tree's screams. He starts cutting into it with an axe and a large branch begins to fall They barely get out of the way in time. He asks the doctor if he heard the scream but the doctor will not say that he did. Klausner is very upset and demands that the doctor paint the two gashes with iodine.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1962 Dutch Het Kermen der Bomen
1964 Dutch De Geluidsmachine
1970 Finnish Äänikone
1978 Croatian Vrisak ruža
1984 Dutch De Geluidsmachine
1985 French La machine à capter les sons

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The New Yorker, September 17, 1949 1949-09-17 ed. Editors of the New Yorker         unknown? mag  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1952-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books #A944 $0.35 306 pb? anth Checkmark
Someone Like You 1953-00-00 Roald Dahl Alfred A. Knopf   $3.50 359 hc? coll  
Someone Like You 1954-00-00 Roald Dahl Secker & Warburg   12/6 256 hc? coll  
Br-r-r-! 1959-00-00 ed. Groff Conklin Avon #T-289 $0.35 192 pb? anth Richard Powers Checkmark
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night 1961-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Random House   $5.95 469 hc? anth  
Someone Like You 1961-00-00 Roald Dahl Michael Joseph     295 hc? coll  
Someone Like You 1961-08-00 Roald Dahl Dell #F139 $0.50 320 pb? coll Victor Kalin Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1961-12-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books #H2343 $0.60 xiii+
258
pb? anth Checkmark
M'n Liefje, M'n Duifje 1962-00-00 Roald Dahl Meulenhoff (Meulenhoff Editie #20) #E20   253 tp? coll  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1962-01-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books       pb? anth  
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: More Stories for Late at Night 1962-12-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Dell #5815 $0.50 207 pb? anth  
M'n Liefje, M'n Duifje 1963-00-00 Roald Dahl Meulenhoff (Meulenhoff Editie #20) #E20 ƒ4.50 253 tp? coll Checkmark
Verhalen die Hitchcock Koos 3 1964-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Het Spectrum (Prisma #954) #954 ƒ1.25 153 pb? anth de Leeuw Checkmark
Someone Like You 1965-00-00 Roald Dahl Four Square Books #1229 3/6 252 pb? coll  
Someone Like You 1965-00-00 Roald Dahl Dell #8116 $0.60 253 pb? coll  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1967-03-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books #H3358 $0.60 xiii+
258
pb? anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-01-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258 pb? anth  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258 pb? anth  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1968-11-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books     258 pb? anth  
Someone Like You 1970-00-00 Roald Dahl Penguin Books 0-14-003074-3   270 pb? coll Omnific  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1970-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books #S5372 $0.75 258 pb? anth Checkmark
Someone Like You 1972-00-00 Roald Dahl Pocket Books 0-671-77485-9   246 pb? coll  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1972-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder #NP8162 $0.95 258 pb? anth Checkmark
Science Fact/Fiction 1974-00-00 ed. Edmund J. Farrell, Thomas E. Gage, John Pfordresher, Raymond J. Rodrigues Scott Foresman and Company (The Man in Literature Program) 0-673-03407-0   xv+
394
tp? anth Jack Youngerman Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1974-00-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books #N8162 $0.95 258 pb? anth  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1976-09-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-10249-4 £0.60 258 pb? anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow 1977-08-00 ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Books 0-553-10249-4 $1.50 258 pb? anth Checkmark
Sirius, #20 1978-02-05 ed. Borivoj Jurković? Vjesnik   10 din. 148 pb? mag Checkmark
The Best of Roald Dahl 1978-04-00 Roald Dahl Vintage Books 0-394-72549-2 $ xv+
401
tp? coll  
Tales of the Unexpected 1979-09-00 Roald Dahl Vintage Books 0-394-74081-5 $2.95 [6]+
471+
[2]
pb? coll Checkmark
Stories of the Supernatural 1979-10-00 ed. Denys Val Baker William Kimber 0-7183-0496-9 £4.95 192 hc? anth Ionicus  
Hallucination Orbit: Psychology in Science Fiction 1983-03-14 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-32835-8 $12.95 279 hc? anth Christopher Burg Checkmark
Een Spelletje Met de Dood 1984-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Loeb 90-6213-682-6   192 tp? anth Checkmark
Rakkaani, kyyhkyläiseni / Joku kaltaisesi 1985-00-00 Roald Dahl Suuri Suomalainen Kirjakerho 951-643-680-3   258+
198
hc? omni Checkmark
Orbite hallucination 1985-05-13 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Londreys 2-904184-19-8 F75.00 255 tp? anth Christopher Burg Checkmark
The Best of Roald Dahl 1990-08-00 Roald Dahl Vintage Books 0-679-72991-7 $10.95 vi+
520
tp? coll  
Tales of the Unexpected 1990-08-00 Roald Dahl Vintage Books 0-679-72989-5 $10.95 471 tp? coll Seth Jaben  
The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl 1991-09-00 Roald Dahl Michael Joseph 0-7181-3545-8 £15.99 iv+
762
hc? omni  
Skin and Other Stories 2000-02-00 Roald Dahl Puffin / Penguin Books (UK) 0-14-130553-3 £5.99 vii+
212
pb? coll Bill Gregory  
Skin and Other Stories 2000-07-00 Roald Dahl Viking 0-670-89184-3 $15.99 212 hc? coll Bill Gregory  
Skin and Other Stories 2001-09-27 Roald Dahl Puffin 0-14-131151-7   [viii]+
213
tp? coll Bill Gregory  
Collected Stories 2006-10-17 Roald Dahl Alfred A. Knopf (Everyman's Library #300) 0-307-26490-4 $30.00 xxxviii+
850
hc? coll  
Someone Like You 2009-12-07 Roald Dahl Penguin Books 978-0-14-196207-8 £6.49   ebook? coll  
Someone Like You 2009-12-07 Roald Dahl Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118964-2 £9.99 272 tp? coll  
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Winter 2013 2013-00-00 ed. Editors of McSweeney's McSweeney's Books 978-1-938073-63-2   200 tp? mag  
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder #SP5372 $0.75 258 pb? anth Checkmark
Someone Like You date unknown Roald Dahl Penguin Books 0-14-003074-3 £6.99 270 tp? coll John Caple Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder #NP8162 $0.95 258 pb? anth Checkmark
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow date unknown ed. Ray Bradbury Bantam Pathfinder #SP5372 $0.75 258 pb? anth Checkmark
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