I've alwas heard about this book, but never took the time to read it. I'm very glad i finally listened to it because it offers a glmpse of how the world may become.
It's definately worth a listen!
Thoughtful, powerful, and brilliantly modern. Prescient, and a hard lesson to learn. It is like medicine we cannot take but it is what we need.
This was an amazing book, I felt like I was experiencing everything that the main character was experiencing. I "read" this book through Audible and the narration was terrific and I found myself cringing and shocked with each new word. This book was frightening because the type of world that the author created is plausible, the lack of independent thought, fear-based mass hysteria, and complete compliance to government are a slippery slope that our society could easily follow. 1984 not only had a wonderful story line, and character development, the philosophical ideas and plots were intriguing. I would highly recommend this book
An effective parable about the slippery slopes of mass surveillance, censorship, and militarization. Not the most engaging writing, but still conveys some very interesting and relevant concepts.
Glad I finally got this one under the belt as I spent years wondering what all the fuss was about. It's incredible to think that someone in 1949 could envision a future so dark and dystopian but ultimately do so with surprisingly accurate fore thought. once someone reads this you will see that yes it is a much darker and deprived than what today actually turned out to be but he nails so many other things on the head that it's frightening. incredible read, worth every penny of my $9.50.
The narrator spoke with different "voices" to differentiate the various major characters. This made it almost like listening to a live play. Outstanding story line. I don't know how I went so many years without reading 1984. George Orwell was quite astute. This was better, in my opinion, than Animal Farm, which I read in high school. I guess at the time, 1984 would have been a bit too heavy for high school and the sexual references would not have been acceptable (although by today's debauched standards, they are "nothing").
I'm a teacher; I should read more than I sew.
This is a must read. I don't know how I made it out of high school having not read this book. I teach 12th grade English and we read it. Students had a difficult time with Part I because the main character feels lost- and that translates to the reader. Some gave up. The story really picks up in Part II.
Brave New World is another dystopian novel about governmental control
Part III was SO exciting! I laughed, I cried, I wet my pants.