This Perfect Day

  • by Ira Levin
  • Narrated by Kevin T. Collins
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

By the author of Rosemary's Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine...
Considered one of the great dystopian novels - alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World - Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate listeners even 40 years after publication.
The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called "The Family". The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the Earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. Even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will - men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night.
With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin's most haunting novels.

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THIS WAS JUST NOT A BOOK FOR ME

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

YOUNGER PEOPLE MIGHT. I COULDN'T GET THRU THIS BOOK. I AM GOING TO RETURN IT.


Would you ever listen to anything by Ira Levin again?

I ALREADY HAVE. I READ ROSEMARY'S BABY, GOOD STORY WELL READ BY MIA FARROW AND KISS BEFORE DYING A VERY BAD BOOK THAT WAS A WASTE.


What three words best describe Kevin T. Collins’s voice?

TOO AWARE OF THE READING...SORRY MORE THAN THREE WORDS.


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

FRUSTRATION AND BOREDOM.


Any additional comments?

THIS BOOK MITE APPEAL TO SOME PEOPLE. I DID NOT CARE FOR IT OR THE READING EITHER. IT WAS READ CLEAR BUT I DID NOT LIKE THE VOICE FOR SOME REASON.

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- jaye "AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!"

Modern version of Logan's run

This story was riveting and could hardly put it down. Great details and descriptions. Great futuristic story excellent Highly recommend.
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- Kerry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-24-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio