In fact I found it rather depressing and uninteresting this time around and had to stop.
So much more than I expected. and still relevant today. Somehow I have never read this book before now. I have never read any George Orwell. The deapth of his philosophy in creating this dystopia captivated me to the brink of sympathy with Big Brother. Freedom is Slavery - I totally got that for just a moment. It is also a perversion of a Buddhist tenant. I experienced fear and horror and rage and hopelessness with our hero. This will stay with me. Bravo to the narrator too.
Kept me interested and entertained till the end. Very good performance. Makes you think about how those in power manipulate.
Yes. This book is renowned as a classic, and its story illustrates an almost terrifying similarity to modern day life.
The voice acting is very well done.
There are sections of the book that tend to drag a little but overall this is well worth a listen.
This is not a novel focusing on the characters steadily moving from plot point to plot point but is instead a political allegory. Specifically 10% of the book (I'm being generous) focuses on characters actions, thoughts and motivations while 90% of the book is spent building the world. I personally don't care about how terrible or unfair the setting of Oceania is if I am not given the time or narrative to care about it's inhabitants.
The reading and understanding of this book has seldom been as important as it is then at times such as we have now.