Fahrenheit 451 [Reading]

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Ray Bradbury's visionary cult classic, abridged by Sara Davies. Read by Alex Jennings

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Ray Bradbury's visionary classic, abridged by Sara Davies. Read by Alex Jennings.

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Montag has quit his job as a fireman, burning books for a living. Now he is in danger.

Montag has quit his job as fireman, burning books for a living. He has a copy of the Bible, maybe the last one in existence, and he can't burn it.
He can't talk to his wife. His only hope is Faber, a retired English professor.

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper burns.

It's Guy Montag's job to know these things: he's a fireman and he has burned books all his life. He used to love his job, doing this service for the public, but he can't do it anymore. As his life unravels he begins to question all his beliefs.

Ray Bradbury's cult classic was first published in 1953 but it imagines a world very like 2017, in which sophisticated mass media are used to pacify and control people; love is a commodity; attention spans are short and police hunts are live entertainment.

Poetic, dazzling and shocking: Ray Bradbury's vision of the future has become terrifyingly familiar.

Abridged by Sara Davies. Read by Alex Jennings

Part of BBC Radio 4's 'Dangerous Visions' season.

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Ray Bradbury's dystopian classic, abridged by Sara Davies. Read by Alex Jennings

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Ray Bradbury's dystopian classic, abridged by Sara Davies and read by Alex Jennings.

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Montag has quit his job as a fireman, burning books for a living. Now he is in danger.