• by J.G. Ballard
  • Narrated by Tom Hiddleston
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

British actor Tom Hiddleston, well-known for portraying the supervillain Loki (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World) and the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Midnight in Paris), brings his acting versatility and smooth voice to this visionary tale by acclaimed author J.G. Ballard (Empire of the Sun). 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. 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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The way Tom brings all the characters to life is amazing!!! Very intense and crazy story! Plan to reread it!
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- Jeanette

A dream voice for a nightmare story

loved this book, and Hiddleston's smooth, modulated voice made this the first audiobook I have actuall ever finished. Cannot wait for the movie.
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- S. Freeney

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios