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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.
Hi I'm Regina and I'm a Bibliophile.
For many students Brave New World is confusing and filled with language they aren't familiar with which leads to them being incapable of actually seeing the entire storyline. The audio book solves these problems, particularly when used along with the ebook in the Kindle for phones app which allows you to have the audio playing while highlighting each word of the text as it is read.
The story itself is very thought providing and as scary as it might seem, I think that what Huxley wrote of may be the most effective method for a caste society to exist.
It was a bit difficult start off with but once I got in I couldn't keep from listening.
The part of the story where Benard, John, Helmholts, and mustav amon where speaking about philosophy was the most memorable. But the ending was the sadest and most importantly where you feel all the pain John was holding in. A very powerful message about forced peace and the good in the bad. A most terribly awesome piece of literary morality questioning work.
There's nothing in this narrative that hasn't been done better by another author. While it was probably very imaginative at the time it was written, today it is disappointing and boring. If dystopia is what you seek, try Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. She makes a far more compelling and plausible story about bioengineering. If science fiction is what you seek, try the robot series by Asimov. But I can't recommend this novel because it offers neither a compelling cerebral experience, nor adventure. The first few chapters and the very end are the only worthwhile segments.
This is one of my all time favorite stories. "Nigel" from Austin Powers reads this. While I enjoyed him in Logan's run, his reading wasn't that good. He would make Scottish accents for most characters??