Read by Tim Robbins, Fahrenheit 451 is a short book, under six hours of listening. Narration by Tim Robbins is just great, can’t praise his effortz enough. Several voices, each unique, great production, smooth.

That is the extent of praise. I’m a huge fan of Bradbury and although this book has been around “forever”, I just got around to reading/listening. Frankly, I’m at a loss as to how this book has become such a cult-classic. It’s bizarre. I wonder what sort of drug(s) Bradbury was on when he penned this book. After about 4.5 hours, I stopped listening. Couldn’t finish.

The basis of Fahrenheit 451 is the fact that firemen in the dystopian future do not put out fires, they start fires … specifically to burn books and anyone who stands in the way of burning books. Maybe Bradbury is making some sort of a statement about Hitler’s book-burning in that Fahrenheit 451 was originally published in 1953 – less than 10 years after the end of WWII. Beats me. But, I found it silly.

Again, kudos to Robbins.

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