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Fahrenheit 451 (Compact Disc)

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"On the surface, Fahrenheit 451 is about a dude, Guy Montag, who is
dissatisfied with his job, finds himself distanced and alienated from
the woman he married, and begins harboring contraband items in the air
duct in his home.  He is disenchanted with the world he lives in, and
finds everyone to be insipid and shallow, with little real substance or
character. What Fahrenheit 451
is really about, though, is censorship, frivolous entertainment, an
accelerated and shallow lifestyle, and a search for meaning in a world
that has lost its meaning through years of cultural degradation
supported by an apathetic yet war-like government. Today it stands as a reminder that despite our ever more harried and
frenetic lives, despite the advances in technology that separate us
while claiming to bring us closer together, despite the ease with which
we could simply check out and not care about what is happening in the
world around us, both abroad and here at home, we must remain vigilant. 
We must always seek a life of substance and meaningful interactions."   

— Marie

Description


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.

About the Author


Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Among his best-known works are "The Martian Chronicles," "The Illustrated Man," and "Fahrenheit 451."

Stephen Hoye has won more than a dozen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki. He has recorded many other notable titles, such as "Every Second Counts" by Lance Armstrong and "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.

Praise For…


"Stephen Hoye's narration is perfectly matched to the subject matter: his tone is low and ominous, and his cadence shifts with the prose to ratchet up tension and suspense." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review



Product Details
ISBN: 9781400118182
ISBN-10: 1400118182
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: August 17th, 2010
Language: English