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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,700 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pierre Boulle Narrator: Greg Wise Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Greg Wise reads Pierre Boulle's chilling, iconic novel about a nightmare world where apes rule over men. In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. He finds there a planet which resembles his own, except that on Soror humans behave like animals and are hunted by a civilised race of primates. Captured and sent to a research facility, Ulysse must convince the apes of their mutual origins. But such revelations have always been greeted by prejudice and fear...

The inspiration for several acclaimed cult films, Planet of the Apes is both a gripping, disturbing fable and a classic of science fiction.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Corrie | 2/20/2014

    " It's a quick and easy read and quite the ripping yarn. Our human hero, Ulysse, is an appealing and compassionate intellectual, no "damn dirty apes" outcries here. Our chimp protangonists, Zira and Cornelious, are good natured but not hopelessly romantacized "good guys". They are only human after all... you know what I mean. Aspects of the book show up in the assorted movies but no theatrical version stays true to the intentions of the book which questions our ideas of intelligence and creativity. It is not the Ape revolution we need to fear, it's our own complacency and mental stagnation. Read this book. Then read another one. I for one, enjoy being the dominant species on Earth and hope that the video of a monkey washing a cat never ceases to be hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alshia Moyez | 2/19/2014

    " What I don't understand is this : How can a book go from around 128 pages (give or take) to 230+ in a 48 year time span. Hmm. Very Science-fictiony. I held the novella in my hand and it was paper-thin, like The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I wonder how thick The Outsiders has gotten over the years. It must be magic. In any event, the plot to Apes was amazingly original & thought-provoking. Again, if you don't like Sci-fi, you might get bored with this subject matter. I, on the other hand, LOVED IT! "

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

    " Great (and horrifying) concept. Fast-paced story with characters that you feel for and intriguing ideas. I felt so bad for the family at the end, although it's a relief to know that they didn't get captured and are instead just flying around on their spaceship. Although they are totally alone in the world and probably doomed to die in the spaceship, it's still nice to know they have each other. The end where they reveal the uprising of the monkeys was a bit too convenient and doesn't really make sense though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aras | 1/31/2014

    " Compared to the film version, a lot less action, a lot more social satire in the vein of Gulliver's Travels. "

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