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FAHRENHEIT 451

by | Read by Stephen Hoye

Science Fiction • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1953

First published in 1953, Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed classic of censorship and defiance is his best-known work. Bradbury later observed that the novel also explores human feelings of alienation and the effects of television and other mass media on the reading of literature. Narrator Stephen Hoye is as powerful a storyteller as Bradbury is a writer. Much of the book focuses on Guy Montag, a fireman who lives in a future society that discourages individual thought. Montag is one of the firemen who actually starts fires instead of extinguishing them—and what he burns is books. Despite Hoye’s excellent delivery, this audio starts off too slowly but catches fire towards the middle. B.C.E. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2010]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400118182 $24.99 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400168187 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400148189 $59.99 • Five CDs

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