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The Atrocity Exhibition

William Gaminara

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Discover the World of 'The Atrocity Exhibition'

Step into the mind of J. G. Ballard with his prophetic and experimental masterpiece, 'The Atrocity Exhibition,' a gripping audiobook that takes you on a journey through the irrational and violent realms of the modern world. Packed with vivid imagery, haunting dreams, and a touch of dark magic, this book pushes the boundaries of storytelling and challenges conventional literary norms.

An Unforgettable Exploration of the Modern World

'The Atrocity Exhibition' paints a vivid picture of the central character's tumultuous dreams, plagued by haunting images of historical figures and tragic events. The vivid portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, dead astronauts, and car-crash victims grips your imagination, plunging you into a world that blurs the lines between reality and the surreal.

As the protagonist battles his own mental breakdown, he immerses himself in a variety of roles, including an H-bomber pilot, a presidential assassin, a crash victim, and even a psychopath. Through these chilling personas, he grapples with his sanity and searches for a way to break free from the gripping grip of his psychic turmoil.

A Captivating Journey of Self-Discovery

In this riveting audiobook, J. G. Ballard takes you on a captivating journey of self-discovery as the central character delves into the dark recesses of his mind. Through encounters with violence and the supernatural, he uncovers a bizarre new sexuality that acts as the key to his liberation.

'The Atrocity Exhibition' challenges societal norms and confronts the reader with uncomfortable truths about human nature. It serves as a reminder of the fragility of our psyche and the thin line between sanity and madness.

About the Author: J. G. Ballard

James Graham Ballard, popularly known as J. G. Ballard, was born in Shanghai in 1930. Growing up in a tumultuous period of history, Ballard's unique worldview is heavily influenced by his experiences and surroundings. After enduring internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946.

Ballard burst onto the literary scene in 1961 with the release of his debut novel, 'The Drowned World.' His distinctive writing style and knack for exploring unconventional themes quickly gained him a dedicated following. However, it was his 1984 bestseller, 'Empire of the Sun,' that propelled him to global fame. The book won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was even adapted into a film by the legendary Steven Spielberg.

In 2008, Ballard released his memoir titled 'Miracles of Life,' offering readers a glimpse into the mind of a literary genius and sharing personal anecdotes that shaped his extraordinary life. Ballard's remarkable contributions to literature earned him a permanent place in the hearts of readers worldwide.

Experience the Audiobook of 'The Atrocity Exhibition'

Immerse yourself in the thought-provoking world of 'The Atrocity Exhibition' by listening to the captivating audiobook edition. With its seamless narration and haunting atmosphere, the audiobook brings J. G. Ballard's words to life like never before. Dive into the depths of the protagonist's mind and experience the intense journey firsthand.

Discover the power of auditory storytelling and let the talented voice actors of 'The Atrocity Exhibition' transport you to a world where reality and imagination collide. Whether you're a long-time fan of J. G. Ballard or a newcomer to his remarkable works, this audiobook is a must-listen for anyone who craves a truly immersive literary experience.

Get your copy of 'The Atrocity Exhibition' audiobook today and embark on an unforgettable adventure into the unknown.

© 1990 J. G. Ballard (P) 2014 Audible Studios

Additional Info

Book Name: The Atrocity Exhibition
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: J. G. Ballard
Narrators: William Gaminara
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Audiobook Length: 5H18M
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English
Publish Date: 2014-08-08
Last Price: 14.22 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who is the author of the book?

J. G. Ballard

What is the title of the book?

The Atrocity Exhibition

What is the genre of the book?

Prophetic and experimental

What are some of the themes explored in the book?

Violence, modern world, dreams, psychopath, sexuality

When was the book published?


Who is the publisher of the book?

Audible Studios

What awards did the author's 1984 best seller 'Empire of the Sun' win?

Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize

What is the author's memoir called and when was it published?

Miracles of Life; 2008

When did the author J. G. Ballard die?


What is the format of this edition of the book?


How does the author incorporate his commentary in this audiobook version?

Through endnotes at the end of each chapter

What is the writing style of the book?

Intentionally disorienting and disjointed; more collage than narrative

What is one of the most powerful aspects of the book?

Its critique of violence and the media spectacle

How can the chapters of the book be read?

In an alternative order

Is the book relevant to contemporary culture?

Yes, as it explores themes still present in society today

What is the narrator's performance like?

Very good; clear and well-paced

How would you describe the book in one word?



11 reviews for this audiobook
  • Sa
    Sarah 29-Sep-2023

    This audiobook is mind-bending! J. G. Ballard's writing is like a rollercoaster for your brain. Definitely a 5-star experience!

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    Michael 01-Oct-2023

    The Atrocity Exhibition is a literary masterpiece! J. G. Ballard's unique style will leave you questioning reality. A must-listen for fans of thought-provoking literature.

  • Em
    Emily 13-Oct-2023

    I couldn't put this audiobook down! J. G. Ballard's storytelling is captivating and his descriptions are vivid. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a surreal experience.

  • Jo
    Josh 03-Nov-2023

    Prepare to have your mind blown! The Atrocity Exhibition takes you on a wild ride through the human psyche. J. G. Ballard's imagination knows no bounds.

  • Ol
    Olivia 15-Nov-2023

    Wow, just wow! J. G. Ballard's writing in The Atrocity Exhibition is both disturbing and fascinating. It's a gripping exploration of the human condition.

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    Daniel 05-Dec-2023

    The Atrocity Exhibition is a thought-provoking and challenging audiobook. J. G. Ballard's prose is a work of art that will leave you pondering its meaning long after you finish.

  • So
    Sophia 23-Dec-2023

    J. G. Ballard's storytelling is nothing short of brilliant in The Atrocity Exhibition. It's a fascinating exploration of the human mind and its darker corners. Highly recommended.

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    Adam 03-Feb-2024

    Incredible audiobook! J. G. Ballard's writing is thought-provoking and unsettling, but in the best possible way. You won't be able to turn it off.

  • Is
    Isabella 22-Mar-2024

    The Atrocity Exhibition is a mind-bending journey into the depths of human consciousness. J. G. Ballard's writing is like a psychedelic trip that you won't want to end.

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    Jacob 06-May-2024

    I was completely immersed in The Atrocity Exhibition from start to finish. J. G. Ballard's storytelling ability is unmatched. A truly remarkable audiobook.

  • Gr
    Grace 26-May-2024

    J. G. Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition is a literary tour de force. It's a challenging and thought-provoking listen that will leave you amazed by the power of words.

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