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    • Brave New World

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,877

    On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging 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 A. F. (After Ford, the deity).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Marred by narration

    • By George on 06-08-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Great Classic Stories II

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    Regular price: £14.89

    • Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Aldous Huxley
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed didn't realise it was abridged.

    • By David Fisher on 08-02-17

    Regular price: £2.69

    • Brave New World

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Jonathan Coy, Justin Salinger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great book but I wanted more

    • By Nicholas F Budd on 17-08-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Mortal Coils

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    i>Mortal Coils is a collection of 5 pieces, which were written by Aldous Huxley in the 1920s. The first one, The Giaconda Smile, is a short murder story. Permutations Among the Nightingales is a play concerning amorous problems had by patrons of a certain establishment. The Tillotson Banquet tells of an old artist who was thought to be dead. Green Tunnels is about the boredom of a young girl on holiday with her family. Nuns at Luncheon is a story being told of a nun falling in love.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Crome Yellow

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    One of the greatest prose writers and social commentators of the 20th century, Aldous Huxley here introduces us to a delightfully cynical, comic, and severe group of artists and intellectuals engaged in the most free-thinking and modern kind of talk imaginable. Poetry, occultism, ancestral history, and Italian primitive painting are just a few of the subjects competing for discussion among the amiable cast of eccentrics drawn together at Crome, an intensely English country manor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes a change

    • By marie on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Crome Yellow

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The renowned author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, made his literary debut with the 1921 classic Crome Yellow. Set in post-WWI England, this perennial favorite satirizes the fads and fashions of the time with the tale of a hapless couple who join a colorful mix of British aristocrats attending a party at a rural country estate.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Antic Hay

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Young Oxford tutor Theodore Gumbril has become thoroughly dismayed by the formality of college life and the staid British institutions of learning. An impetuous need for celebration, even rebellion, possesses him. He and his bohemian companions embark on wild and daring "bacchanalian" adventures that steer them resolutely away from stifling conventions of behavior. Antic Hay, first published in 1923, is one of Aldous Huxley's earlier novels, and like them is primarily a 'novel of ideas' involving conversations which disclose viewpoints rather than establish characters; its polemical theme unfolds against the backdrop of London's post-war nihilistic Bohemia. This is Huxley at his biting, brilliant best -- a novel, loud with derisive laughter, which satirically scoffs at all conventional morality and at stuffy people everywhere -- a novel that's always charged with excitement.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • A Rare Recording of Aldous Huxley

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Aldous Huxley
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He was best known for his novels Brave New World and The Doors of Perception. Early in his career, Huxley edited the Oxford Poetry magazine and wrote travel articles, film stories, and scripts. He later became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, including universalism. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven different years.

    Regular price: £5.29

    • Schöne neue Welt

    • Ein Roman der Zukunft
    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Matthias Brandt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eine Welt ohne Gewalt? In ferner Zukunft ist die ideale Gesellschaft geformt: Künstlich reproduzierte, genmanipulierte Menschen sind mit Hilfe von Gehirnwäsche und Drogen glückliche Konsumenten. Nur der Alpha Bernard Marx scheint von einer unbestimmten Sehnsucht nach Freiheit getrieben zu sein. Ein Besuch in einem der wenigen verbliebenen Reservate, in denen noch das alte, unperfekte Leben geführt wird, könnte ihn von seinem Unbehagen heilen - oder etwa nicht?

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Le meilleur des mondes

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    632 après Ford : désormais on compte les années à partir de l'invention de la voiture à moteur. La technologie et la science ont remplacé la liberté et Dieu. La vie humaine, anesthésiée, est une suite de satisfactions, les êtres naissent in vitro, les désirs s'assouvissent sans risque de reproduction, les émotions et les sentiments ont été remplacés par des sensations et des instincts programmés.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Crome Yellow

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Denis Stone, a self-conscious young poet, is invited to the English town home of Crome, renowned for its gatherings of intellectuals. Hosted by Henry and Priscilla Wimbush, the house party has much to offer the naive Denis. The guests include the self-contained Anne, whom Denis adores; the handsome artist Gombauld, his rival for Anne's affections; and the cynical Mr. Scogan. All have their stories and ideas to unfold but, as Denis comes to realize, ideas cannot compensate for reality.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • By: Aldous Huxley, CBS Radio Workshop
    • Narrated by: Aldous Huxley
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    For its premiere episodes, The CBS Radio Workshop aired a two-part adaptation of Brave New World, featuring its author, Aldous Huxley, as narrator. The musical score was created by Academy Award-winner Bernard Hermann, whose film credits included Psycho and Citizen Kane.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great performance

    • By Thomas Family on 09-07-08

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6

    • By: Wilkie Collins, C. P. Donnell Jr., John Collier, and others
    • Narrated by: David Warner, Christopher Cazenove, Orson Welles, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 6 is an exciting addition to this series, featuring the most acclaimed writers, past and present. This unique collection of master writers, including Wilkie Collins, Aldous Huxley, and Edith Wharton, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Fagre nye verden [Brave New World]

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Dan Schlosser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Fagre nye verden handler om bagsiden af vore drømmes mål: romanen skildrer med bidende ironi fremskridtstankens endestation. Romanen foregår i London, 632 år efter Ford. Det er et rationelt og tilsyneladende humant samfund. Genmanipulation og mental kontrol sikrer borgerne og samfundet mod overraskelser.

    Regular price: £25.29

    • Schöne neue Welt

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Gerd Wameling
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Im Jahre 632 nach Ford ist die Welt ein perfekter Ort: Kriminalität und Armut gehören der Vergangenheit an. Babys werden in Flaschen gezüchtet und so konditioniert, dass sie später, betäubt durch die Glücksdroge Soma, zufrieden den ihnen zugedachten Platz in der Gesellschaft einnehmen. Doch dann betritt ein sogenannter Wilder die "Schöne neue Welt". Der faszinierende Fremde, der über Gefühle und Freiheit spricht, wird wie ein Star gefeiert - bis er zur Bedrohung für die selbsternannte Zivilisation wird.

    Regular price: £10.39