Aldous Huxley Reads Dramatized Version of Brave New World

in Audio Books, Literature, Radio | June 3rd, 2011

We posted this long ago, and we’re doing it again because it’s just too good — too good to collect digital dust.

The CBS Radio Workshop was an “experimental dramatic radio anthology series” that aired between 1956 and 1957. And it premiered with a two-part adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s now classic 1932 novel, Brave New World. Huxley himself introduced and narrated the program, and now this classic radio drama has resurfaced online. Have a listen. The audio player below will play through the entire episode, which was divided into two episodes:

Or find the mp3s housed in our collection of Free Audio Books. For a little more vintage radio, don’t miss this collection of recordings from Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre on the Air.

Note: You can download for free a professionally-read version of Brave New World if you take part in one of the free trials offered by our partners and/or Click on the respective links to get more information.

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  1. Brandt Hardin says . . .
    June 3, 2011 / 11:53 pm

    Wow this is incredible- thanks!  I was introduced to Huxley’s work through my High School
    teacher in a very rural town.  It was
    controversial for her to teach such works as A Brave New World but these are
    very powerful and insightful works.  Such
    literature is very important to society along with books like 1984 and A
    Clockwork Orange which are frequently banned. 
    See my commentary on the subject on my artist’s blog at

  2. Daniel says . . .
    January 25, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    please upload this to

  3. Arthur Collier says . . .
    September 16, 2015 / 2:20 am

    Three of the most influential events in my life. Thanks to one of my high school teachers. Three books that will stay with one the rest of ones life. I am now sixty-seven years so far.

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