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Publisher's Summary

A brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel, set in the future and widely considered one of the greatest novels of all time.

Duration: two hours approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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good dramatization, mediocre substance

I enjoyed the performances, but would have preferred the unabridged story. not many choices available.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Refreshing interpretation

Really enjoyed radio production. A nice break from single narrator reading the original text. One of my favorite books with a refreshing interpretation of scenes and characters different from my own.

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  • Nicholas F Budd
  • 08-17-17

A great book but I wanted more

The telling of Brave New World seemed to lose a little in the Radio 4 dramatisation. I cannot explain why I was thinking more about the houses in leafy Surrey where this would be heard rather than than the morality tale and commentary on a modern society.

Suffice to say the acting was good but for me too staged. I followed the story but was not swept up in it. Perhaps in hindsight a reading of the book would have been better.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • 10-14-17

DESTROYED BRILLIANCE

A Brilliant piece of scientific literature TOTALLY DESTROYED by
modern update. I have read the book and watched the old Hollywood movie and both put this piece of garbage to shame.
Once again modern update ruins the plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful