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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,777 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edwin Abbott Narrator: Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science-fiction novel. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the book's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. In a foreword to one of the many publications of the book, noted science fiction author Isaac Asimov described Flatland as The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions.

The novel remains popular today and several films have been made from the story. One was a feature film in 2007 called Flatland. There were also a number of short films, including one narrated by Dudley Moore and another with with Martin Sheen entitled Flatland: The Movie.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Rodenbaugh | 2/17/2014

    " Go figure, I bring up Flatland as at dinner to generate some intelligent discussion and I m surprised that my daughter just watched the movie, Kristen Bell as A. Square, to celebrate Pi Day... March 14... 3.14. The stories end differently but are both entertaining as determined by our discussion. However, not enough for either of us to look for a sequel, unless used to provide some edutainment in a school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodie | 2/8/2014

    " Flatland literally changed the way I think about the world. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Harris | 2/8/2014

    " Having just re-read Flatland , I am reminded of what makes this book a classic, with its fascinating creativity and clarity in describing the perspectives of life in three (perhaps four) different dimensional realms. It is technically impressive given that the analogy of the geometry is used so thoroughly to embark on some hilarious satire as well as philosophical and theological speculation. It was worth a second read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Kahn | 2/1/2014

    " Very imaginative thought experiment / story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 1/31/2014

    " I like to believe that as avid readers we've all had those moments where our worldview has changed after reading a particularly amazing book. Flatland was one of many books that have done it to me. The author shows in a very elegant way how deeply we cling and operate in what we perceive to be our reality. How amazing and frightening would it be to have the certainty of 'this is all there is' tossed out and replaced by a suddenly larger perception of what is possible? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriela | 1/31/2014

    " A very inspiring read, the first math novel I ever read. I must say I was impressed with the explanations, story and the creativity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shin Hum | 1/31/2014

    " Mindblowing book on life in 2D. Polygon with more sides means higher hierarchy in this society. Interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 1/20/2014

    " My curiosity is satisfied. I can only recommend this to geeks and the similarly curious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rasmus Frederiksen | 1/18/2014

    " Fantastic book. A political and thought-provoking little book about geometry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott C. Endsley | 1/14/2014

    " My wife gave me a copy of this book from her college days, and compared it to my own writing. Actually this is a book I wish I had written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney Golden | 12/9/2013

    " this was not what I expected at all - it's a satire but it's so dry and scientific that it's kinda like a treatise - but interesting nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rocío | 12/7/2013

    " When I have kids, I will be reading this to them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akiva Jackson | 11/21/2013

    " Interesting, but slightly anti-climactic, and I didn't really get the parallels to victorian society. I guess I need to do more research! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Ferguson | 11/11/2013

    " Started off a little slow, but was interesting from the very beginning. Overall, an interesting idea that was explained in a good way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tammy | 6/9/2013

    " This book made my head hurt. I had horrible flashbacks to trig and geometry class. Way too geeky even for this nerd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dexter/Persy | 12/10/2012

    " A short, surreal trip that makes me very curious and almost suspicious about life. Never before have I enjoyed geometry so much, and I'll probably never look at it the same way again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daan | 11/20/2012

    " I liked every single dimension of this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 dejah_thoris | 9/28/2012

    " Very intriguing little philosophical piece I read this morning. Lots of geometry and metaphysical arguments but I like the writing style and how the book mirrors classist society with all its limitations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clark Lyons | 6/24/2012

    " This is a strange book. I recomend it to nerdy people looking for a fiction book. "

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