Great audiobook, but if you haven't read it in a while (or ever) - my advice is to skip the introduction. It assumes you've read the book and basically gives the entire storyline away in 12 sentences!!
All of the characters are misguided in blindly following the leaders, so the story ends up making you dislike all of the characters...especially the pigs!!
Yes, read this in college, but it had been so long. Forgot how meaningful it really was. Enjoyed the voice too.
the liveliness of all the characters.
not really, just so enjoyable - not much time to do these otherwise you'd have to read my book.
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A very powerful deep read into the greed and corruption of the people by the elite wrapped in the guise of a children's story. The saddest sub-plot to me was the story of the dedicated Boxer who was dedicated to the leaders and vowed “I will work Harder” when things got tough, but when he was used up by the system he was ingloriously sent to a profitable death for the pigs rather then the promised days of ease in retirement.
I work. I ski. I play. I write. I have a family. I garden. I coach. I volunteer. I sketch. I run. I read.
This book is a standard - a real classic. I listened to it once. Then I played it for my sons and listened to it again. It's good.
Here we have George Orwell giving us a story of what was to happen in Russia under Stalin and, so many other revolutions. As the story goes from beginning to end we see how a government can slowly lie to the people and people will start to believe what is said. Then the people start to turn on those that try to point out what the government has been doing. This should be a book to teach us about what happens when we become complacent in our lives.
I haven't attempted reading any of Orwell's works since high school. I'm now 60 and took the plunge. This book is amazing and the narration is truly awesome. I couldn't turn the book off and finished it in one sitting, and went straight on to "1984."
Both, funny in the presentation but sadly true for the most part
Surprisingly enjoyable and Interesting to see how relevant the twist and turns of this allegory still are. I remember that 30+ years ago I thought the concept of the book was great but the details were boring. Now, in part due to listening and in part due to living through lots of examples in modern history to compare it to, I felt the flow of the political satire and truth behind the sarcasm. All in all a pleasurable read and one can see Orwell on his way towards 1984.