This story gives you an alternative view of the future, a glance in parallel universe. Though on surface you could say that this world is totally different from the one we live in, but when you start to think about it you'll start to draw a lot of parallels with current times. It's almost hard to imagine that this book is pre wwII.
The world in which this book is set is pretty fascinating and discussion worthy, but there's nearly no plot to go with it to make it an easier listen.
I'm so glad I finally read this classic. it was nothing like I'd heard and much, much better than expected. Wonderfully prescient in many ways.
I very rarely listen to dramatizations. Most of the books I've listened to are very straightforward narrations. This was phenomenal.
Very well performed.
I was interested in the novel for years, but now that I've listened to it, I think it'll take another listen or two to really begin to unpack Huxley's world.
While I will agree the story itself has allot of themes with what it means to be independent in a society that thrives on assimilation, among of themes. Writing itself is terrible, especially chapter 2 where Huxley is trying to do 4 different stories at the same time, you will need to pay extra attention in this chapter as sometimes parts a story will be a sentence or two and you may miss some parts of it. however, this is the only part of the book where he does this.
There is also another part of the book, where the poor writing hurts and it's in the last chapter . Which goes off the rails a little bit as Huxley does not accuracy descriptable what is going on in the scene.