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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Great book, slightly dodgy narration
The book itself is great and real food for thought. The predictions of the future world state are all the more interesting in the modern day, particular as its easy to see how we may be heading towards Huxley's predicted dystopia. I think the audio was let down a bit by the odd mix of accents used by the narrator, and his odd use of tone of voice to suggest anger/amazement/fear/lust, which all seemed to be the same. Don't let that put you off though - this is one book you have to read/listen to.
Brave New Wessex
Great book, of course, 5 stars but - Michael York's small range of character voices favours broad west country accents.....which doesn't lend itself well to science fiction.
The book is great, accents are not
Narrator’s natural voice is so perfect for this story specifically but he chose the most ridiculous and ill fitting accents to attribute to the central characters. Awful choices.