This was my first time reading Animal Farm and I must say with the narration, it made for a memorable read. I enjoyed narration parts of Boxer, Squealed, and Napoleon.
I loved the narration part for mighty Boxer, the most.
My favorite moments from the audio were the chanting of the animals and the various anthems they came up with.
I like to read but listening is better.
Power Corrupts Absolutely
The coup that drives out Snow Ball and elevates Napoleon is obviously the turning point in the book. At that point it turns from a story of rebellion to one of tragedy.
"Four Legs Good; Two Legs Better"
Well, most of the characters are animals so this isn't a very good question for this particular book.
Loved the narrator. The story really needs a British voice, and I thought the narrators soft, sad way of speaking was perfect. I honestly think hearing the story told by this narrator made it a very different experience for me than if I had simply read the book on my own.
I'd like to listen to Animal farm again since it's show how the history repeat its self. I'm aware of what happend in the Arab country. So what happend in Animal Farm could happen again in the Arab spring country. There is a revolution and a new party that rule the people and the seem democratic but it's not true at all. So I believe every one should listen and read this significant piece of literature.
on of the book is 1984 by the same author. it's predict the hidden future under a dictatorship regime.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
I liked but did not love the story. The best part, in my opinion, was the comparison of people to animals. The use of animals in the story allowed my mind to wander and explore the story more openly. I did enjoy it quite a bit.
I'm an aspiring author, a lawyer, a sci-fi fan, a father, and a harsh critic of pretty much everything. I enjoy audiobooks because I read very slowly, and audiobooks allow me to consume novels at a rate that would be impossible for me to achieve with printed text.
I've been putting off reading this book for about 20 years. I got it as part of some 2 for 1 audible special or something. I'd say it was worth the time to listen to it.
The story is a great cautionary tail, and it certainly held my attention the entire time.
I'm deducting 1 star because the story lacked any trace of subtlety. The message was shoved down our throats. The other 4 stars I'm keeping, because it was a message that everyone should hear.
I really enjoyed my re-read of this story as an adult. As a child, I remember choosing the book because it was about animals. I was surprised as I got older to learn that it was about a totalitarian society. I certainly did not read it on that level when I was younger. I finally decided to read this again as an adult and I am so glad that I did. Far from the charming animal book I recalled from my childhood, I was enthralled with the farm's evolution in the story. I enjoyed comparing the behavior of the pigs to the behavior of modern day dictators, particularly with the constant changing of the commandments to suit those in power. I felt sorry for Boxer, who worked harder and harder with no recognition; finally, despite giving his all, he was discarded when he was no longer useful. I also could not help making comparisons to management and labor issues that I have experienced and observed in the workplace. This was a great read, and I am happy that I returned to this book with a different frame of reference than I had as a child.
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.
IT Manager and life long learner
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.