Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of 20th-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future, narrated here by Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins.

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family”. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didnt live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

Author: Ray Bradbury
Narrator: Tim Robbins
Duration: 5 hours 1 min
Released: 21 Oct 2014
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English

User Review:

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Fahrenheit 451, 1984, these books should still be required reading for everyone. Ray Bradbury does the same in this book as Orwell does in 1984, showing you an all too possible and all too close future of socialism and a society of forced ignorance. These books are not listed in horror but they should be. 451 shows how a society can be undone by just a few carefully planned laws that look good at first. He also shows that humanity will not be completely undone with just a little bit of light in the dark. There are always those who fight. Read these books yourself. No review will ever give justice to this book.