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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (545,413 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aldous Huxley Narrator: Michael York Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Originally published in 1932, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, antiaging 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 AF (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, Brave New World is both a warning to be heeded and thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Huxley uses his erudite knowledge of human relations to compare our actual world with his prophetic fantasy of 1931. It is a frightening experience, indeed, to discover how much of his satirical prediction of a distant future became reality in so short a time.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Mr. Huxley is eloquent in his declaration of an artist’s faith in man, and it is his eloquence, bitter in attack, noble in defense, that, when one has closed the book, one remembers.”

    Saturday Review of Literature

  • “A classic science fiction work that continues to be a significant warning to our society today.”

    Library Journal

  • "Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time. Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever.”

    Dave Howe, president of SyFy

  • “As sparkling, as provocative, as brilliant...as the day it was published.”

    Martin Green, English-born writer, editor, and publisher

  • “British actor Michael York’s refined and dramatic reading captures both the tone and the spirit of Huxley’s masterpiece…An excellent performance of a classic and prescient twentieth-century novel.”

    AudioFile

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • #5 on Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie Felton | 2/14/2014

    " Interesting story that definitely brings up a lot of good philosophical questions and thoughts. Will probably read it again in a few years to see if my view of it changes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jason Beebe | 2/12/2014

    " I was expecting it to be better but perhaps an unfair comparison to other dystopian future novels like 1984 and This Perfect Day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Luz | 2/4/2014

    " Brilliant, funny and scary at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Plamen | 1/25/2014

    " It was really good however not quite amazing. More like 4 and a half. "

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