New Take On A Classic Book: Tim Robbins Narrates Farenheit 451

Audible Studios released a new audiobook version of Ray Bradbury’s FARENHEIT 451, giving listeners the unique and thrilling opportunity to experience the story anew with Academy-Award-winner Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption) narrating.

Robbins’ tone expertly mirrors the story’s narrative – shifting effortlessly from somber and contemplative to suspenseful and terrifying. Each character, from the rebellious protagonist Guy Montag, to the enigmatic Clarisse McClellan, to the gruff Captain Beatty is distinct and realistic, making this frightening future seem even more possible. Whether you enjoyed the book in a high school English class or never quite got around to it, this new audiobook is the perfect way for every book lover to appreciate the dystopian classic.

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“I love this book. Fahrenheit 451 is such an important book in so many ways and it’s so great to revisit it,” said Robbins. “The whole format of audiobooks is, in a way, making sure that Fahrenheit 451 doesn’t happen. It’s creating another way for literature to survive. If the audiobook is heard, more people will discover what is a great book.”

“Tim Robbins’s performance of Fahrenheit 451 is further evidence of his status as one of our finest actors,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “The way this quartet of terrific acting talent breathes new life into these important works of literature makes for a multidimensional experience of Bradbury’s language—and incredible listening.”