A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess audiobook

A Clockwork Orange

By Anthony Burgess
Read by Tom Hollander

HarperAudio
7.71 Hours Unabridged
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A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. And when the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?" This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."

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Summary

Summary

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

One of Modern Library‘s 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

A 2008 Audie Award Finalist

Winner of the 2008 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. And when the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?"

This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange Resucked."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brilliant novel…a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds.” New York Times
“Anthony Burgess has written what looks like a nasty little shocker, but is really that rare thing in English letters: a philosophical novel.” Time
“One of pop culture’s most influential and enduring pieces of literature.” Guardian (London)
“This audiobook gives new life to Burgess’ tale of recklessly violent youth, free will, and true redemption. While Malcolm McDowell forever infused viewers with the look of Alex in the film, Tom Hollander performs an even more amazing feat. With a smooth, almost lyrical, crisp voice, Hollander delivers Burgess’ “nadsat” dialect to readers with such rhythmic cadence that listeners will easily understand the extensive slang used throughout the book.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Anthony Burgess

Author Bio: Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) was one of the UK’s leading academics and most respected literary figures. A prolific author, during his writing career Burgess found success as a novelist, critic, composer, playwright, screenwriter, travel writer, essayist, poet, and librettist, as well as working as a translator, broadcaster, linguist, and educationalist. His fiction includes Nothing Like the Sun, a re-creation of Shakespeare’s love life, but he is perhaps most famous for the complex and controversial novel A Clockwork Orange, exploring the nature of evil. Born in Manchester, he spent time living in Southeast Asia, the USA, and Mediterranean Europe as well as in England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English