This reading of Huxley's classic is itself classic. It deserves a second or third listen.
The realization that our society could evolve into one similar to this dysfunctional society ..the Solidarity Service, the cloning, the sexualization of children.....
York was well able to modify his voice to distinguish the characters clearly.
The best part of experiencing this book was listening to Michael York's performance of it. He really just became the storyteller - he would kinda change his voice for the different characters and made the book even more interesting
I was disturbed by the very constructed society and the lack of imagination and originality of the people that inhabited this book. I would hope that if they tried to get rid of books and movies that had meaning, there would be more of an outcry. This book made me think about how easily our society could slip into someone's version of a 'utopia'.
Yes, given the right mood I would.
Bernard Marx since he appeared to be very conflicted with his life and was attempting to make sense of things.
He did a great job with voices and personalities. There are a lot of different characters in this book and he managed to make each one sound unique and recognizeable.
The conversation at the end of the book between Mond and the savage where they were talking about how they gave up all of the things that many people today would claim make them who they are (culture, religion, love, high art) in order to make society stable made me realize just how much we take such things for granted.
This book was much easier to understand by having it read due to a lot of made up sci-fi language. That and Michael York really was awesome.
Very interesting book. Love the underlying messages.
Michael York does a wonderful narration (not suprised).
Mr. York's characterization
The archaeic man
Becoming too close to reality today
Everyone should have read this book!
Yes, listening was well spent, but the book was not as engaging as I hoped it might be.
Yes, I would listen to another book by Aldous Huxley because his writing provides a sense of history with its predictions about how he expected modern society to play out. It is interesting to see what he said actually came true and what we have eschewed.
I didn't much enjoy the narrator, but I am not convinced it would be read better by anyone else. The material is not that captivating.
gee & unlay
It was a little long winded
No. It is too tedious to listen to all at once.
The book is very forward for it's time and it was very interesting how he flipped taboo behavior as normal morals. I love the visual scope of the book for it reminds me of Metropolis.
I had not read this since highschool (Class of 75) and had forgottan so much. Glad to review it finally. They did a fine job with a great reader.
This was a very good novel and the reading was well done.
I found Huxley's thesis very interesting and even a little confusing from the standpoint of, well, wouldn't I want to be beautiful and happily stupid?
But no. Not really.
One of the classics of speculative fiction and definitely less oppressive than 1984.
Different from the rest
The twist in the plot
When the truth is revealed about the D.H. C.
This movie is the 60's of the future. Sex and drugs in a dystopian society.