Reposted from @keithbrownvoice ... Hey friends and sci-fi fans! Wanna hear me read you a story?? How about one the Saturday Review called, “Perhaps even more terrifying [than Orwell’s 1984]” ?? First published in 1953, “One” earned critical comparisons to the great dystopian novels of Orwell and Huxley. It is both a gripping psychological thriller and an indictment of totalitarianism which, as Philip Boakes argues in the new introduction to this edition, is more relevant than ever.
Available now from Audible, iTunes and Amazon! This was a gripping experience to narrate and I hope you enjoy. Wonderful to collaborate with @valancourtbooks in bringing this rare title to a new audience. (Also, for you #audiobook lovers who might enjoy writing an honest review of the title ... message @keithbrownvoice 😊) .
In a dateless future, a seemingly benevolent totalitarian State has eliminated poverty, crime, war, and religious intolerance and brought the happiness of conformity to its people. Professor Burden thinks he too is a loyal citizen, but the Department of Internal Examination discovers that he secretly values his individuality. Believing Burden to be a threat to the continued existence of the State, an examiner named Lark decides to cure him of his heresy and return him to being a normal, productive member of society—by persuasion if possible, but by complete obliteration of his identity if necessary.