Fahrenheit 451 (MP3 CD)
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel that all ages should read; not only a good story, this tale by Ray Bradbury paints a chilling picture of a world where all books are outlawed, and a group of workers called Firemen, are sent to burn any and all books found.
Fahrenheit 451 is a sci-fi classic, a tale of a man who, after becoming disillusioned with the government ban on books, is faced with a dilemma that will change his life forever: will Guy Montag, a Fireman, turn his back on all he knows for books, and the girl that has shown them to him, or will he keep the status quo. The book is a rollercoaster of social commentary, fear, and deep seated contempt for a society that looks down on thought. This biting commentary illustrates the thing that all readers, young and old should remember: without book and the knowledge they contain, the world will fall to ruins, controlled by those who certainly should not be in control.
From Ray Bradbury, the master of early sci-fi, this book is the kind that everyone should read, own, and give to others.— Swade Best
Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of 20th-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future, narrated here by Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins.
Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family." But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn't live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.