Brave New World (Dramatized)

  • by Aldous Huxley, CBS Radio Workshop
  • Narrated by Aldous Huxley
  • 1 hrs and 0 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

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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awesome

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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- Abbie Brown "prncsssmartass"

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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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2006
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.