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    • Brave New World

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13,453
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11,714
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11,769

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

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

    • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Doors of Perception

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Rudolph Schirmer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 966
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 968

    The critically acclaimed novelist and social critic Aldous Huxley, describes his personal experimentation with the drug mescaline and explores the nature of visionary experience. The title of this classic comes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Evie Cash on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Island

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 731

    In his final novel - which he considered his most important - Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and - to his amazement - give him hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great narration for a great book.

    • By AndrewL on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Perennial Philosophy

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    With great wit and stunning intellect - drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam - Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED it! Huge fan of Huxley, this book is why.

    • By Jon on 11-29-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Brave New World

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Jonathan Coy, Justin Salinger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    It's 2116, and Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and morality turned upside down. There is no poverty, crime or sickness - but no creativity, art or culture either. Human beings are merely docile citizens: divided into castes, brainwashed and controlled by the state and dependent on the drug soma for superficial gratification.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good dramatization, mediocre substance

    • By Josh Atkinson on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Aldous Huxley
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read (listen) to the book.

    • By disarmyouwitha on 10-04-15

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Devils of Loudun

    • A True Story of Demonic Possession
    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1632, an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest Urban Grandier - accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge - was convicted of being in league with Satan. Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft. A remarkable true story of religious and sexual obsession, The Devils of Loudun is considered by many to be Brave New World author Aldous Huxley's nonfiction masterpiece.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By pibinca on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Great Classic Stories II

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great selection of stories

    • By Zaubermond on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Antic Hay

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Young Oxford tutor Theodore Gumbril has become thoroughly dismayed by the formality of college life and the staid British institutions of learning. An impetuous need for celebration, even rebellion, possesses him. He and his bohemian companions embark on wild and daring "bacchanalian" adventures that steer them resolutely away from stifling conventions of behavior. Antic Hay, first published in 1923, is one of Aldous Huxley's earlier novels, and like them is primarily a 'novel of ideas' involving conversations which disclose viewpoints rather than establish characters; its polemical theme unfolds against the backdrop of London's post-war nihilistic Bohemia. This is Huxley at his biting, brilliant best -- a novel, loud with derisive laughter, which satirically scoffs at all conventional morality and at stuffy people everywhere -- a novel that's always charged with excitement.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bad

    • By Ingrid on 04-15-03

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Crome Yellow

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    One of the greatest prose writers and social commentators of the 20th century, Aldous Huxley here introduces us to a delightfully cynical, comic, and severe group of artists and intellectuals engaged in the most free-thinking and modern kind of talk imaginable. Poetry, occultism, ancestral history, and Italian primitive painting are just a few of the subjects competing for discussion among the amiable cast of eccentrics drawn together at Crome, an intensely English country manor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bloomsbury in a blender, 1922

    • By Zaubermond on 01-02-17

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Le meilleur des mondes

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    632 après Ford : désormais on compte les années à partir de l'invention de la voiture à moteur. La technologie et la science ont remplacé la liberté et Dieu. La vie humaine, anesthésiée, est une suite de satisfactions, les êtres naissent in vitro, les désirs s'assouvissent sans risque de reproduction, les émotions et les sentiments ont été remplacés par des sensations et des instincts programmés.

    Regular price: $18.98

    • Great Classic Mysteries

    • Thirteen Unabridged Stories
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Kim Hicks, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Enjoy the great detectives of the Golden Age of classic mysteries in this unique collection of audio whodunits. Newly recorded for this original anthology, the crimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the standard for decades to come, and remain as entertaining today as they were when first published. Fantastic narrators including Simon Prebble, Kate Fenton, Bill Wallace, and Robert Fass breathe new life into these stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best mystery anthology I've heard

    • By Linda on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Schöne neue Welt

    • Ein Roman der Zukunft
    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Matthias Brandt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Eine Welt ohne Gewalt? In ferner Zukunft ist die ideale Gesellschaft geformt: Künstlich reproduzierte, genmanipulierte Menschen sind mit Hilfe von Gehirnwäsche und Drogen glückliche Konsumenten. Nur der Alpha Bernard Marx scheint von einer unbestimmten Sehnsucht nach Freiheit getrieben zu sein. Ein Besuch in einem der wenigen verbliebenen Reservate, in denen noch das alte, unperfekte Leben geführt wird, könnte ihn von seinem Unbehagen heilen - oder etwa nicht?

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • By: Aldous Huxley, CBS Radio Workshop
    • Narrated by: Aldous Huxley
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    For its premiere episodes, The CBS Radio Workshop aired a two-part adaptation of Brave New World, featuring its author, Aldous Huxley, as narrator. The musical score was created by Academy Award-winner Bernard Hermann, whose film credits included Psycho and Citizen Kane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Abbie Brown on 03-18-08

    Regular price: $3.95

    • A Rare Recording of Aldous Huxley

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Aldous Huxley
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He was best known for his novels Brave New World and The Doors of Perception. Early in his career, Huxley edited the Oxford Poetry magazine and wrote travel articles, film stories, and scripts. He later became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, including universalism. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven different years.

    Regular price: $5.57

    • Masterpieces of Modern Short Fiction

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Michael York
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An eclectic compendium of the finest short fiction of the last 150 years, featuring works by Paul Theroux, Joseph Conrad, James Ellroy, Ambrose Bierce, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Aldous Huxley, Philip Roth, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Probably better to read

    • By Christopher on 04-09-05

    Regular price: $17.95

    • After the Fireworks

    • Three Novellas
    • By: Aldous Huxley, Gary Giddins
    • Narrated by: Michael Page, Tom Parks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In After the Fireworks, three of Aldous Huxley's lost classic pieces of short fiction are collected for the first time. In the title novella, Rome is the stunning backdrop where internationally famous novelist Miles Fanning is setting out on a walk down Via Condotti toward the Spanish Steps when he encounters the mysterious Pamela Tarn - a beautiful young American admirer of his work who shares a name, as well as conspicuous personality traits, with a character from his most celebrated book.

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Jacob's Hands

    • A Fable
    • By: Christopher Isherwood, Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Burt Reynolds, William Windom
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Jacob Ericson, a shy, enigmatic, and somewhat inept ranch hand learns that his hands possess the mysterious gift of healing: a gift he uses to cure animals and Sharon, the woman he adores. His gift is quickly exploited and the boundaries of his charm and naïveté begin to stretch. Following Sharon to Los Angeles, Jacob offers his healing powers for free at a church in Los Angeles, and then at a seedy stage show where his beloved Sharon also works.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it

    • By Ash on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Mortal Coils

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Mortal Coils is a collection of five pieces written by Aldous Huxley in the 1920s. The first one, "The Giaconda Smile", is a short murder story. "Permutations Among the Nightingales" is a play concerning amorous problems experienced by the patrons of a certain establishment. "The Tillotson Banquet" tells of an old artist who was thought to be dead. "Green Tunnels" is about the boredom of a young girl on holiday with her family. "Nuns at Luncheon" is a story told by a nun falling in love.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Society Comedies that I found rather boring

    • By Ash on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Crome Yellow

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The renowned author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, made his literary debut with the 1921 classic Crome Yellow. Set in post-WWI England, this perennial favorite satirizes the fads and fashions of the time with the tale of a hapless couple who join a colorful mix of British aristocrats attending a party at a rural country estate.

    Regular price: $20.99

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