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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,977 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Elton Narrator: Glen McCready Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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As Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of commuters, he is confronted by the intimidating figure of his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he think he's different or special in some way? Better than his fellow man and woman? Does he have something to hide?

Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where what a person 'feels' and 'truly believes' is protected under the law, while what is rational, even provable is condemned as heresy. A world where to question ignorance and intolerance is to commit a Crime against Faith.

Ben Elton's dark, savagely comic novel imagines a post-apocalyptic society where religious intolerance combines with a confessional sex obsessed, self-centric culture to create a world where nakedness is modesty, ignorance is wisdom and privacy is a dangerous perversion. A chilling vision of what's to come? Or something rather closer to what we call reality?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mic | 2/14/2014

    " As others have said, '1984' for Gen Y. I liked it, although it was a bit heavy-handed with the "evol;ution is the only thing worth having faith in" message, and the end was somewhat thrown away. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 2/13/2014

    " A bit of a strange book - made me think about our throwaway society and found elements of it quite upsetting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirryn | 1/29/2014

    " '1984' for an internet generation. A bit too jaded and cynical for my taste, though Elton is a master world-builder. Not overly fond of being smacked over the head with repeated 'atheism is the only true reasonable way!' message, nor did I think the jab at the One campaign all that witty. Lost pace towards the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 1/25/2014

    " As a stand up comedian i have never rated Ben Elton so wasnt interested in reading any of his books, this one was recommended to me so i thought i would give it a try and was happily suprised by how funny i found this. This book is the state of things to come when all we want is our 15 minutes of fame and believe everything we see on a TV screen "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mrs. Cyberhobo Kuhn | 1/24/2014

    " Yuck. I don't know. Too science-fictiony for me? Too possible? Ick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sammie | 1/21/2014

    " In this book, Ben Elton looks at the way the world now deals with instant messaging and social networking and takes it to its extreme. Very funny but at the same time disturbing, as it isn't so hard to believe that the world really could turn out this way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bronwen | 1/16/2014

    " Wow. I love these kinds of horror stories about futuristic dystopias! In different ways it reminded me in varying amounts of: 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, Idiocracy, and even The Invention of Lying. Really quite a terrifying vision of what we could have to look forward to if we can't stem the tide of reality TV rubbish, if social networking spirals out of control, if stupidity in general takes over. Well worth a read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hope | 1/14/2014

    " Not one of Eltons best and to be honest, struggled to keep reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Espen | 1/1/2014

    " Web 2.0 version of 1984, with a world of constant emoting, sharing and total lack of privacy. Pretty nightmarish, actually. Good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron | 12/13/2013

    " A modern take on Orwell's "1984". Nice concept but not a huge fan of Ben Elton's writing style, I think he lacks a bit of finesse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dean Millson | 12/11/2013

    " Easily one of the best books I have ever read. Got through it in one sitting because I could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abi Rhodes | 9/9/2013

    " A great book that is so very easy to read but makes you think about important questions such as faith, religion and evolution. A must read for anyone who enjoys fiction that makes you ponder your place in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bigmuzz | 8/26/2013

    " a more modern take on 1984, the comparisons between the two are obvious, but while orwell's is more in depth and compelling, elton's take on the subject is still quite witty and disturbing in its own right. is this the not-to-distant future? i sure hope not... :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ari | 9/12/2012

    " Ugh, I was not a fan of this book at all. Interesting topic, but trying to get past characters with names like Princess Lovebud was aggravating. The author felt slightly out of touch with what a world with no privacy would really be like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/6/2012

    " It's wonderful the way Ben Elton subverts popular culture, revealing scary dimensions to our society, although this vision is one of the less realistic ones. Still an excellent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sahar | 2/22/2012

    " The content was strange - somehow it did not seem to be a very false perception of the next 50-100 years or so. Really stuck home in some places, others were exaggerated, however, still made me feel uneasy. haven't read 1984 but found this book very interesting and unique in its own way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 9/13/2011

    " I read most of this when I was off work ill. I like Ben's way with words. As ever, some of it was uncomfortable to read because of his observations about human life. I'm so glad the God of my faith and my Christian friends aren't like the ones portrayed in the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethan | 9/12/2011

    " First and foremost, I definitely recommend this book to everyone. It's relevant, I couldn't put it down, and it made me think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mickey | 9/6/2011

    " One of the first dystopian fiction I've read and really like. A world that's totally unimaginable yet seemingly real. He has kinda perfected his prose. Great work, this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan | 9/5/2011

    " Never before had a book left me with such a sense of "what the hell just happened". Not my favourite venture from Elton, but as always it was interesting and thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 8/29/2011

    " Ben Elton can do no wrong. This is one of his best. Everytime I find myself obsessively checking fb I think of this book :-) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ari | 8/20/2011

    " Ugh, I was not a fan of this book at all. Interesting topic, but trying to get past characters with names like Princess Lovebud was aggravating. The author felt slightly out of touch with what a world with no privacy would really be like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 8/12/2011

    " A funny modern take on 1984. I loved the funny names for the children - like Caitlin Happymeal and Gucci Kitkat- disturbingly true to life (Jordan's children?!) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sabrina | 8/10/2011

    " I didn't like it from the beginning, totally refers to the much better 1984... if you can choose, read George Orwell... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gill | 8/8/2011

    " Made me laugh out loud. Clever. "

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