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.
Nothing needs to be said about the original content. If you're alive in 2015, you need to listen to 1984.
Simon Prebble is a fantastic narrator.
Difficult to hear but still relevant in 2015. Very well narrated and Orwell was a keen prophet of the politics. Tough times demand much of a democratic society's populace. Can we deny our laziness of thought to maintain our personal and political sovereignty? I hope so.
Other great books are The Fountainhead and Undaunted Courage.
How was he able to see so far into the future? I know he took scraps from soviet life and Nazi Germany and developed them until he had created a world where the Party was all. It read like a novel, yet was as informative as a history book. It was a preview of what is to come if we allow it... surveillance cameras, nsa, isis, etc.
Even in a world where personal relations are abhorred, they still blossom and seek each other out. How human nature overcomes all odds and only when facing total devastation will it surrender.
The moment when Wilson and Julia actually had first contact.
I wished I could have... no such luck... it was hard to interrupt.
A gifted imagination. A writer that takes a sordid, terrifying topic and turns it into a how to of what not to do. I think Rene Descartes was thinking of Wilson when he said... I think, therefore I am...