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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do. Download and start listening now!


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  • Stephen Hoye's narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter: his tone is low and ominous, and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense. Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review
  • “Brilliant…Startling and ingenious…Mr. Bradbury’s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating.”

    New York Times

  • “A masterpiece…A glorious American classic everyone should read: It’s life-changing if you read it as a teen, and still stunning when you reread it as an adult.”

    Boston Globe

  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Classics

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by S. Carpenter | 12/20/2016

    " Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, though written in 1953 is a compelling story of the American experience similar to current events. We don't "burn books" but something similar is happening. The story's main character, Montag, is a 30 year old fireman - though that is different than what one would think - in the prime of his life - yet he doesn't know it at first - who meets an unusual person who changes his perceptions just enough he begins to question the world he lives in for the first time, perhaps in his life. After a series of shocks, Montag makes the ultimate sacrifice for something he barely has words to describe. Then he finds some people, rather special people, who have the words he's looking for and who help him understand more fully. Excellent short fiction, almost a poem in prose form. Highly recommend, and readable I would think from age 13 or so and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cody | 2/16/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kartik Garg | 2/10/2014

    " In Fahrenheit 451, humanity embraces a world without ponderous and innovative ideas, as they instead tend to focus on materialistic objects and themselves. This creates a society where the mind is lacking of imagination and information, as the Television plays a major role restricting man's thought processes. As for the future, nothing can be foretold or fully prevented, but after reading Bradbury's novel, one can easily perceive a lifestyle where the media, television, and movies replace the beauty of the knowledge of books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie Ann | 2/10/2014

    " I loved the morals this book taught at the end of the book. I felt like I wanted to leave my handprint in the world for good. "

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