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  • High-Rise

  • By: J. G. Ballard
  • Narrated by: Eric Yves Garcia
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ballard deserves a more competent narrator

  • By Christopher on 04-21-14

Thrilling and Disturbing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-15

“Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr. Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.”
The first line from J.G. Ballard’s novel, High-Rise. The film adaptation, which is set to begin production this summer (for an anticipated release in 2015), stars Tom Hiddleston as the anti-hero, Dr. Robert Laing. (via hiddleston-daily)

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