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 Audible.com and/or Audiobooks.com. Click on the respective links to get more information.
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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 http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/07/aldous-huxley-rolls-in-his-grave.html
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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.