Dark unforgettable classic
The futuristic story, spooky plot and overall depth of the story.
Good change in tone for various characters
Yes - after it really got rolling.
The review said this book was like a Stephen King novel and it was right! Hard to believe this book is 60+ years old, but easy to understand why it is on every classic book list. This is the kind of book that you keep thinking about long after you have read it and raises the bar on the types of book you will want to read.
Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.
I've avoided this book in the past because I watched the movie years ago and thought it was too dark and silly. The book is not the movie, it was so much better. This is a world that would exist if the radical left were to have their way. It's very possible and quite scary.
1984 seems to predict the future, just a half century or so earlier than it will/could happen. The story itself is agonizing in that its repetitive, and that the repetition is of such dark ideas. Overall it is a story that should be known by all.
Orwell struck again. This book was difficult to listen to soley on the sadness of the story. It is amazing how Orwell wrote this during the time he was unmistakably critiquing. The narration was fantastic as well.
I can't lie; it gets a little slow at times, but it is a very argumentatively stimulating book. Definitely a good read for anyone who is looking to really challenge their ideals on government and the media.
This is my second Orson Well book, the first being The Animal Farm. He is a masterful writer, this story was performed just as masterfully. The story itself seems to be a scary far distant prophecy of what may happen to our society if we are not diligent about maintaining an unadulterated form of a Constitutional Republic . 2+2=4
Eye opening, Disagreeable, Avoidable
This is a story written years ago that pretty accurately describes the Progressives in America. Things may not actually be exactly the way Orwell describes them... but it's how Progressives want things to be.
Dinesh D'souza wrote a book "Stealing America" in which he exposes what's actually happening in out country now. Interesting that George Orwell saw that coming...
Science, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Military History, Thrillers, Great Courses, Horror, and anything with a good story. Please forgive errors.
This book told the fear of the time and captured the paranoia to a tea. I still think that it is an important read for any time and generation but should also be taken with a grain of salt for those with less knowledge of the era. George Orwell captures the west's fear of the spread of totalitarianism and too much government.
There is nothing I can add about the story line that has not already been said, so I am focusing on my impressions of the story. I listened to this on audible, and I found the narration to be good. I had never read this classic before, but I knew the phrase "Big Brother is Watching." It was interesting to finally read the story behind it. I'm also glad that I read this as an adult, as I don't think I could have digested the concepts as well as a youth.
Parts of this were quite chilling, considering that Orwell wrote this in 1948 and he foresaw many things that relevant today in various countries. There were many thought provoking concepts, such as Winston describing that sanity is not statistical. Once I thought about that, I realized how accurate that concept was and how someone who dares to think differently than the masses is thought to be odd or even crazy. I had no idea how the story would end, but once I got there, I realized that it was the perfect ending. The appendix about New-Speak was fascinating to me - it actually made a lot of sense and it certainly simplifies the English language!