Utopia

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100103605
Released: Jan 15, 2016
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ISBN: #9781843799245
Narrator/s: Mark Meadows
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Description

A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or near perfect qualities. The word was coined by Sir Thomas More in Greek for his 1516 book Utopia (in Latin), describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and imagined societies portrayed in fiction. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.

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Author(s): Sir Thomas More
Narrator(s): Mark Meadows
Product Number DD46509
Released: May 12, 2020
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ISBN: #9781094017037
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Author(s): Sir Thomas More
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Product Number DD0087
Released: Mar 20, 2011
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452601212
eAudio
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Author(s): Sir Thomas More
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Product Number Z10009033
Released: Mar 09, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452621210
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Author(s): Sir Thomas More
Narrator(s): James Adams
Product Number Z100095434
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481544566

Professional reviews

"Mark Meadows brings his British diction and engaging storytelling style to the narration of Thomas More's political treatise. UTOPIA appeared just after Henry VIII left the Church of Rome. Published in Latin in 1516, More's classic speculative fiction is set on a mythical island. Here residents cast off the trappings of English and European society, and dispatch the class system to adapt to an egalitarian and simpler mode of living. Meadows's tone enlivens More's text and gives the Utopian political, economic, and religious systems their due. This brief audiobook rewards the listener with insights into one of the most influential texts on later generations of political writers and thinkers-- from Karl Marx to Adam Smith. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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