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Publisher's Summary

For its premiere episodes, The CBS Radio Workshop aired a two-part adaptation of Brave New World, featuring its author, Aldous Huxley, as narrator. The musical score was created by Academy Award-winner Bernard Hermann, whose film credits included Psycho and Citizen Kane. CBS Radio Workshop aired from January 27, 1956, through September 22, 1957, and was a revival of the prestigious Columbia Workshop from the 1930s and 1940s. The program regularly featured the works of the world's greatest writers, including Ray Bradbury, Archibald MacLeish, William Saroyan, Lord Dunsany, and Ambrose Bierce.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Abbie Brown on 03-18-08


As a teacher I am always looking for something interesting to do with the novels that we read in class. Many of my students have difficulty with Brave New World, so as a treat we listened to this version of BNW in class. The students loved it, some even admitted that listening to the novel helped them to understand the novel and now are actually reading it (and liking it).

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2 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 03-19-12

Too little, too late

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is such a large abridgement that it didnt even begin to tell the story. I was very dissapointed.

What was most disappointing about Aldous Huxley and CBS Radio Workshop ’s story?

It was just too short. I did not communicate the idea and meaning of the full book.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

no comment

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Dissappointment. I loved reading this book many years ago - but this version just left me cold.

Any additional comments?

Skip this one.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Noel on 07-09-08

A great performance

I had to read this book for my degree (like so many others) and this dramatised version definitely help in producing a visual reference in my mind. Some of the sound effects and music are a little strange and dated, but if you haven't read Brave New World you should really check out this version.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By MR on 12-11-11

Short but enjoyable

I didn't realise how short this would be, I should probably read the details more. The dramatisation is a little dated but I think it stands the test of time. The story is great though and this is definitely worth a listen

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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