Hear JG Ballard’s ‘My Dream of Flying to Wake Island,’ Read by William Boyd

Above, author William Boyd reads a JG Bal­lard sto­ry, ‘My Dream of Fly­ing to Wake Island,’ which is “dom­i­nat­ed by image and sym­bol rather than char­ac­ter and nar­ra­tive.” The sto­ry was orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in the 1978 sci-fi col­lec­tion, Low-Fly­ing Air­craft and Oth­er Sto­ries. The record­ing, which comes cour­tesy of The Guardian, will be added to our col­lec­tion, 1,000 Free Audio Books: Down­load Great Books for Free.

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