Yes. I really enjoyed the conversations this generated with my teenage children during a long road trip.
It did seem a little too slow placed.
An uncomfortable book for those who are not used to thinking for themselves.
It was, without a doubt, the best performance of any audiobook I've heard.
Goldstein's book refers to the speed and irrepressibility of technological advance. I wonder what he would of thought of it now!
I loved how he captured the fervor of some of the characters.
When Winston reads Emmanuel Goldstein book.
This book is a classic for a reason. Everyone should read or listen to it at least once.
I thought I read it in middle school.... Then I thought I read it again in college. I must say, I truly have never read 1984. I have seen the Macintosh commercial 1984, and I have heard the misused references to Big Brother time and time again. I have assumed my entire adult life that I read 1984. I had not. And I should have!
The narration hooked me immediately into this ugly London of "the future" that is quite different from what I expected to encounter. The main character is a stark figure who is constantly in search of something just to define his existence. There is a love story here, and an adventure, and they culminate in a horrific ending that certainly is worthy of more than the daft pop culture references to the government spying on us.
If you have read 1984, let Simon Prebble tell you the story again. If you assumed you'd read 1984 at some point in your life, I assure you you probably haven't--you'd definitely remember it!
Social sci-fi, vampires, and modern detective thrillers, oh my!
I attempted to read this book but had no luck staying interested until l listened to it. I am not sure I fully understand the ending but the plot and the details of the society are frightening and fascinating. The government has no accountability to the truth.
Brazil, Animal Farm and some other book that I forgot the title where everyone is given an alpha-numeric name. Not the Russian version, but the English version. All have the same level of hopelessness.
The scenes in the room above the antique shop.
This is the first time I "read" the audio book version of 1984. I saw the old and newer versions of the movie. I love the story, but the audio book seems more depressing. I now need to read something happier with some hope, like a good end-of-the-world story.
I had to skip through the 20+ minute appendix. When the story ended, I was ready to move on.
This is a pretty scary book about the "big brother" and his attempts controlling people by controlling their thoughts, feeling and even language. It is a sad reminder to dark regimes that still hold power in some counties
I also listened to "the picture of Dorian Gray" another great classic
This book will make feel what psychological torture is about!
Absolutely. 1984 is a classic and the narration was excellent. If you've read the book, you''ve got to listen to this.
I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read the book, or who haven't read it in a long time because my favorite moments were all true surprises for me.
Probably Winston, but they were all good.
Not really, I like to stretch audiobooks out - like a mini-series
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Truth and Love should always be found together and when I read I look for that.
It took you into the mind of someone living within a communist regime.
It was truthful and caused you to consider life without freedom, even freedom of thought was challenged and even the desire of it was purged out. Exposing a feeling of helplessness and apathy that rocks you to the core.
Dark, Mysterious, Deceitful
No, It was hard to read straight through because it was so intense. You are forced to think through the experiences you are having as you listen, you want to take time to absorb as much as you can.
Truly an eye opener and a heart breaker.
What a vision! If you haven't read it, its time! Funny, disturbing, scary & possible. From 1949 ... or 1984 ... or 2013? Spot on Narration by Simon Prebble. Don't let this classic pass you by.