This is an interesting listen especially for those who are aware how much control the consumer driven society maintains. A very thought provoking story.
I really enjoyed the words used, and all the indoctrinating rhyming quotes. The illusion of not teaching by distraction. Whenever feelings got involved, soma was taken, and didn't allow them to think critically.
While I read this, I replaced "sleep conditioning" with "Televised entertainment and marketing" and it is incredible to see how accurate Huxley's vision is. The hook up culture, paired with licit medications and illicit drugs we have prevalent in modern civilization is a terrifying reality. Nearly a century ago, Huxley authored this work as almost a horror story of what the future could look like for the generations to come. Such an insightful book! An essential read!
I have always loved this book and it was great for listening to when walking home. The narrator needed to speed up his pace just a little bit but that could be fixed by speeding up the pace via the audible program. There was great dramatization in the narrators voice.
Yes. My friends and I we would converse over this exact topic often. This story provides a "well what if..." perspective.
How the women were just nonchalant objects. There was no connection when it came to sex. It was ....different.
When "the confession" occurs (sorry I don't want to spoil it)
Needed some breaks, but it was good through and through.
This would have been better with a different narrator. All I could keep thinking about was York talking to me from the set of Austin Powers. Very distracting.
With in vitro fertilization and genetic manipulation, one can easily see the world imagined in this book as a technological possibility. Add cultish fanaticism and government devoted to the service of profit, and Brave New World's warning is even more urgent today than when it was written. This book will make you think...and worry.