Fahrenheit 451

  • by Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by Stephen Hoye
  • 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden. Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. And he enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned the pleasure of the midnight runs or the joy of watching pages consumed by flames, never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid. Then Guy met a professor who told him of a future in which people could think. And Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do.

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Classic tale deserves a better narrator

What did you like best about this story?

This is a classic dystopian novel.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The fake and overwrought melodramatic vocal modulations of this narrator made me return the book.


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- happy weaver

Fahrenheit 451 or Celsius 232.778.

This happened to be this month's book club selection and since I found it on the 4.95 sale I thought it was my lucky day. Ray Bradbury is very descriptive and sometimes longwinded. This is the second book I have listened to of Bradbury and I think the narrators he has for his books are sleep inducing and I ended up using a fast speed, which I thought was ironic due to the content of the story. The story is better the second half of the book. This is a thought producing story and I found myself pondering many scenarios of today vs. Bradbury's vision of the future. I also found myself comparing this dystopia book written in 1953 to the rash of books that have come out in recent years with the same kind of theme. Bradbury was a pioneer in this type of literature. I wonder if this book might have been the inspiration for the movie Equilibrium (which is really good).
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- Teresa "Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio