News From Nowhere
- Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
- Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-04-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Drawing on the work of John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Morris's audiobook is not only an evocative statement of his egalitarian convictions but also a distinctive contribution to the utopian tradition. Morris's rejection of state socialism and his ambition to transform the relationship between humankind and the natural world, give News from Nowhere a particular resonance for modern readers.
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By Mr Thomas Duggett on 23-07-18
A great book, well but not sympathetically read
News from Nowhere is a masterpiece of utopian literature and counter-history. In this version the various verbal tics - the endless deliberative ‘well’s and the irritating ‘you like that, do you’ of the ‘praiser of the past’ - are made particularly noticeable, to the point of making the text rather irritating to hear. On the other hand, there are some moments of interpretation - a stress added to Ellen’s ‘go with YOU through all the west’, for example, or the dwelling on the early passages on architecture - that really enhance the text and specifically the ‘romance’ element. The various accents adopted don’t generally help the text, and risk caricature. And though there is that moment where Ellen’s character and the whole unrequited love story shine through, overall it is the accent given to Ellen that most works against the text. Since we are meant to fall in love with her and the way she thinks and feels, and since all we have of her here is her voice, I would have gone with a plainer voicing that would have allowed all the emotion to come through.
By Amazon Customer on 06-12-17
Fantastic Transport into A New World
I never write reviews but I think this story deserves one. I haven’t found a story like this in a very long time and was almost in a depressed state knowing it would finish. It transports you into a world you would want to fall into and would hate waking up from. Thank goodness Morris had the unselfish act of writing more stories. The narrator did an excellent job in telling the tale and I will definitely listen over and over again! Thank you!!