• by J. G. Ballard
  • Narrated by Eric Yves Garcia
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.


What the Critics Say

"Harsh and ingenious! High Rise is an intense and vivid bestiary, which lingers unsettlingly in the mind." (Martin Amis, New Statesman)


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Customer Reviews

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Thrilling and Disturbing

“Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr. Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.”
The first line from J.G. Ballard’s novel, High-Rise. The film adaptation, which is set to begin production this summer (for an anticipated release in 2015), stars Tom Hiddleston as the anti-hero, Dr. Robert Laing. (via hiddleston-daily)
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- DeathOnTheCheap

Ballard deserves a more competent narrator

the narration seriously distracts from the story. when he tries to do British, the reader is merely affected. when he tries to do women, he is laughable. this is unfortunate, to say the least. I was looking forward to a Ballard novel, but I sure the author would be rolling in his grave - or at least in the aisles - if he heard this.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-25-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios