On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.
©1932 Aldous Huxley; ©1998 BBC Audiobooks America; (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks America
"British actor Michael York's refined and dramatic reading captures both the tone and the spirit of Huxley's masterpiece." (AudioFile)
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.
Michael York adds wonderful inflections to the voices of the characters that I never could have done on my own. Being English, his pronunciation was probably as close to Huxley's own.
The personalities and inflections he gave to all of the characters - even the female ones.
It definitely made me look at the world in a different way.
This 1930 something book is so clearly the inspiration for parts of the Matrix, Gattica and Idiocracy it deserves to be in the credits. Really worth the listen!
Loves his family and enjoys their company. Wants wild success for self and children.
Brave New World is an interesting and thought provoking story of an alternative future world where science becomes the new religion.
I wouldn't listen to the same performance of Brave New World again, but I was glad to listen to it once!
Yeah, if I had the time, I'd have liked to listen to the whole book in one sitting.
York's performance was at times a bit too energetic, over-the-top in scenes I didn't think needed it, so that I felt like I was listening to a style directed more at younger listeners where I think a broader appeal might have served better.
The narrator is great the book flows well and at one stage I thought I was being
The concepts of society and the way we live.
Never read the print version. I only listened to this because I saw it and remember once seeing a movie. Like all movies I know it didn't tell the whole story like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
I did listen to this book in one setting and it was well worth it.
Get ready because some people would like to see this was our future.
Yes, It was a very good book to listen to.
I love the different voices Michael York uses in the story.
The story was amazingly imaginative. Narrated so well, reading would not have been as good.
I love learning, teaching, and exploring!
I love being able to revisit classics but the narration in this one was a bit off. York is great at providing unique voices for the characters, but the accents and tones are not enjoyable at times.
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