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Brave New World Audiobook

Brave New World [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

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

What the Critics Say

"British actor Michael York's refined and dramatic reading captures both the tone and the spirit of Huxley's masterpiece." (AudioFile)

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    Cameron 07-07-16
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    "I love science fiction but not this"

    I've read all the classics. Issac Asimov is my favorite sci Fi writer if that gives you an idea of my tastes

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A parody of our society?"

    This story gives you an alternative view of the future, a glance in parallel universe. Though on surface you could say that this world is totally different from the one we live in, but when you start to think about it you'll start to draw a lot of parallels with current times. It's almost hard to imagine that this book is pre wwII.

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    "Beware of Civilization"

    narrator hard to understand some times, because of accent . A humorous view of the pitfalls of technology. Humans I guess need human frailty.

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    Ali Almohsen Bahrain 06-29-16
    Ali Almohsen Bahrain 06-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Setting, Nearly no Plot"

    The world in which this book is set is pretty fascinating and discussion worthy, but there's nearly no plot to go with it to make it an easier listen.

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    Pen&Paper California 06-18-16
    Pen&Paper California 06-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The power of desire indulged and thwarted"

    I'm so glad I finally read this classic. it was nothing like I'd heard and much, much better than expected. Wonderfully prescient in many ways.

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    J. Maxon Adams, NY 06-16-16
    J. Maxon Adams, NY 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "BBC production was amazing"

    I very rarely listen to dramatizations. Most of the books I've listened to are very straightforward narrations. This was phenomenal.

    Very well performed.

    I was interested in the novel for years, but now that I've listened to it, I think it'll take another listen or two to really begin to unpack Huxley's world.

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    Jason 05-29-16
    Jason 05-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Get Story But Poorly Written"

    While I will agree the story itself has allot of themes with what it means to be independent in a society that thrives on assimilation, among of themes. Writing itself is terrible, especially chapter 2 where Huxley is trying to do 4 different stories at the same time, you will need to pay extra attention in this chapter as sometimes parts a story will be a sentence or two and you may miss some parts of it. however, this is the only part of the book where he does this.

    There is also another part of the book, where the poor writing hurts and it's in the last chapter . Which goes off the rails a little bit as Huxley does not accuracy descriptable what is going on in the scene.

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    Evaldas 05-25-16
    Evaldas 05-25-16 Member Since 2017
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    "a different society at a glance"

    the performance was pretty good esoecially tge character voices. Story when it comes to society details is the best. The inter character relations is less interesting

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    Apoorv Agrawal 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The audiobook has a bad noise"

    Audio book has a noise that makes it quite irritating to listen to. If you guys can fix that I'll listen to it

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    Ariifigg 05-15-16
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    "Will read again!"

    This book is amazing truly one of Huxley's best work! Simply Amazing will recommend to all of my friends. It's a perfect satire on society and is still so relevant in this day and age.

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