I really enjoyed this book! the narrator was great despite a few difficulties making a believable female voice. he was very consistent and caught the mood of each moment well!
.....it is not 1984. In my opinion it is way way better. Written by a scientist, it sticks together, it moves your soul, and ultimately I fear is about to come true. Remember, written in 1920s. Scary. I cannot get enough of it.
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I eventually enjoyed Michael York. At first I felt he was a bit over the top but once things settled in I thought he did a good job. There are elements in this book that are sardonic, and he expressed it perfectly.
The final scene was somewhat unexpected and brought the entire story together.
He did a good job, but the star here is Huxley. To think this book was written in the 1930's is incredible. Most of the ideas resonate today. However a reading of the book within the context of the controversy surrounding behaviorism and emerging social structures of that that era will really make you thin about the state of our society in 2015. Most of us read this in highs school, but as a adult it had more meaning than it did when I first read it. York does a good job and in the end he captures the tone perfectly.
It is a short book, but I rarely listen in one sitting, it ever. Doesn't diminish the power of the story however.
One credit for a 6 hour book might seem expensive, but it was a well spent credit for me. Very well done.
Brave new world, has to be the most "ahead of its time" book I have ever read. Written in 1932, Huxley shockingly captured a very frightening possible future in this wonderful book. Full of shock and philosophy this is a great read. The performance my Michael York was wonderful as well. Highly recommended.
The world it created was very well detailed, but it jumped from character to character so often that it was hard to keep track of then the story went precisely no where by the end of it. I feel like the third act was just completely absent.
I didn't get any resolution. The universe was great and detailed, but there was no main character. I felt like I was just a fly on the wall where things were happening.
Bernard Marx was the most interesting, I thought Huxley would develop him a bit more or the conflict around his conditioning or Lenina having more of a brake. Just something to happen.
I'm just disappointed that this book which has been so prophetic has such a bland story. Without a good narrator, I would have quit without finishing, good job Mr. York.
I listened to this book because I had heard it was something everyone had to read at some point. I do not agree. The book presents an interesting perspective on how the world might become in a worst case "science dominates our lives" sort of way, but Huxley failed to make the notion believable by taking his ideas and examples to the extreme.
The story was a lot to digest and definitely is not a title which one could easily binge-read.
Overall, I found it to be somewhat interesting at best, but not exactly one of those titles that sucks you into the story.
I also felt as though the narration was lacking something, but that might have just been a result of me not loving the story.
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I had trouble following the characters and was not fond of the reading. glad I listened and was able to follow better after some offline reading.
Interesting take on the future from 80 years ago and there's probably a few things in here that have come true in some sort of way.
Michael York was an astounding narrator in this making it a great experience.
This version brings just right voice and narration style to this classic dystopian novel. The narrator must have at least 10 different voices to help you distinguish the characters and feel their personalities!
I had read this book in college, as have so many other students. But it wasn't until I listened to Michael York's narration of this book that I truly connected with the themes and the characters.
His characterizations, how easily he moves from voice to voice, never giving the slightest cause for confusion on the listener's part. An excellent performance for beginning to end.