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A gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel.

It's 2116, and Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and morality turned upside down. There is no poverty, crime or sickness - but no creativity, art or culture either. Human beings are merely docile citizens: divided into castes, brainwashed and controlled by the state and dependent on the drug soma for superficial gratification.

Into this sterile society comes an outsider, John - a man born into squalor and suffering, but raised on The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, a book which has shaped his entire life. When he discovers that treasured ideals such as love mean nothing in this 'brave new world', where romance is ridiculous, marriage shocking and parenthood shameful, John's world is shattered - and his reaction will show Bernard and Helmholtz what rebellion really means....

Based on Aldous Huxley's 1932 masterpiece, widely considered one of the greatest novels of all time, this chilling dramatisation set in a futuristic totalitarian society stars Jonathan Coy, Justin Salinger, Milton Lopes and Anton Lesser. Running time: 2 hours

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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  • Au global
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-01-13

Lackluster Abridgement of a fantastic book.

I usually love a BBC dramatisation, but this one cut out too much in order to come in under time, and lost a lot of the internal struggle of the characters.

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  • Josh Atkinson
  • 2017-05-02

good dramatization, mediocre substance

I enjoyed the performances, but would have preferred the unabridged story. not many choices available.

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  • Mandy P
  • 2021-03-22

Sad Look at Humanity's Future

I once would have found this all outlandish but interesting entertainment. However, in light of what has been happening - WAP being OK for our kids while discussing election issues is outlawed - it has become clear that this is exactly where we are headed. Very sad. No human connection. Masks anyone?

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  • mrjones
  • 2019-10-16

With grace and brutality you learned the truth.

I loved the format and skill that this piece was presented. Much like George Orwell, you find your self feeling hopelessly sucked into to how a dystopian future marginalizes your humanity.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-27

Amazing dramatisation

Never read the original book and was hesitant to listen to an audio version, which can be very hit or miss. But finding a properly acted version, I just had to try.

A very good way to introduce yourself to the book. Puts strong visuals in your head, just like a good book does. Recommended.

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  • docrizvi
  • 2019-02-11

an eerily prescient work

BBC has taken some liberties with this piece. some of the exposition of the book has been lost but this is typical of any transition from one form of media to another; some things have been changed to make the book a bit more relevant to modern day listeners but these are minor (for instance, use of cell phones or mentioning walmart). i believe the changes are in the spirit of the original text and minor, thus, appropriate. the voices of the two young women were a bit hard to differeciate so made their conversations a bit confusing. overall one of my favorite books and because of a good performance this audiobook would be a great distraction during any roadtrip.

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  • Jerry A Flieger
  • 2020-06-17

better read the book

Some texts do not benefit from an abridged dramatization (the film is not great either). This is better read or listened to as a novel.

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  • Phil
  • 2021-09-15

Good but short

I was expecting a longer book. Not sure if the actual book is longer but this was short.

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  • Eric J. Michaels
  • 2021-09-04

Good Morning, America!

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are molded to end up equal.

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  • Michael
  • 2021-08-19

Great cast. storyline is abit theatrical.

Great cast. storyline is abit theatrical. In general a really great view of a great writer on our reality