• by Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his final novel - which he considered his most important - Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.
Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and - to his amazement - give him hope.


What the Critics Say

"Island...holds the charm of Huxley's cultured prose and fertile mind." (The Guardian)


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Customer Reviews

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A great narration for a great book.

Simon Vance does a great job of narrating Aldous Huxley's lesser known great work, Island. If you were like me and left slightly depressed by the dystopian universe portrayed in Huxley's more famous work, A Brave New World, then I highly recommend Island. The world of Island is the antithesis of A Brave New World, and lays out what Huxley viewed as a more perfect modern society. I'll leave my review there as to not spoil anything for you, just know that it's a good book, and that the quality of the narration is top notch.
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- AndrewL


The 'attempt at a utopian society' always has the same tropes.
I was hoping for more from an author I hold in high esteem.

But Simon Vance rarely disappoints so 4 star performance for a 2 star story

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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio