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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,919 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas More Narrator: James Adams Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this political work written in 1516, Utopia is the name given by Sir Thomas More to an imaginary island. Book I of Utopia, a dialogue, presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, and moral ills in England. Book II is a narrative describing a country run according to the ideals of the English humanists, where poverty, crime, injustice, and other ills do not exist. Locating his island in the New World, More bestowed it with everything to support a perfectly organized and happy people.

The name of this fictitious place, Utopia, coined by More, passed into general usage and has been applied to all such ideal fictions, fantasies, and blueprints for the future, including works by Rabelais, Francis Bacon, Samuel Butler, and several by H. G. Wells, including his A Modern Utopia.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fluent and highly readable, this new version should be welcomed by all admirers of the Utopia.”

    Louis Martz, Yale University 

  • “Surprisingly apropos as civilization enters the twenty-first century…Through James Adams’ skillful narration one envisions More standing at a lectern in historical garb. Adams’ deep, measured tones lend weight to the utopian portrayal, as do his accurate pronunciations of the names of Greek philosophers. The disparity between More’s world of harmony and balance and the real events of the last 500 years makes this work all the more relevant.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yousra Bushehri | 2/18/2014

    " I loved it. This wasn't the first time I've read it, but this is the first time I had to read it for a class paper. So that was fun. I think everyone should read this book at least once in their life because it speaks a lot about humanity and society and how it all should or could work. I personally don't think Utopia is that "utopian" (that's what I'm writing my paper on), but it does raise some interesting and realistic points that we should consider about our life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mokrist | 2/5/2014

    " an interesting book by someone who refused a kings reuest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Illusha | 2/3/2014

    " An enjoyable, fairly well-translated read with some interesting ideas and political allegory. The book does get a bit bogged down towards the end, but is certainly worthy of its place as a Humanist classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erik | 1/23/2014

    " more humanities class assigned reading that i went back and read after getting out of high school and college. i think i would have read it when i was supposed to had mr. humphries said, 'ey, this is a good book, you should read it' instead of 'have this read by this date'. "

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