I will work harder. I have been inspired by Boxer but not in the way that he, that poor, misguided horse, himself was inspired. Animal Farm has inspired me to work harder at making sure to educate all parts of the human populace, in my job as educator, even more equally and vigorously than before so as not to ever have to see such misery wrought upon any student I have taught or by any student I have taught. May no tyrants live.
For some reason I was never required to read this is school, so when I saw it on list of classics, I bought it on Audible. It was a wonderful story of political corruption and societal norms. The narrator was great and his varying voices for the characters kept my interest.
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
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.
a compelling story by a great reader. my 13 year old and I very much enjoyed the different voices the reader put on, especially of the sheep.
This is became my new favorite.
"The Revolution" - Congressman Ron Paul
A super read for ages 13- 103.
Riveting story, engaging and thought provoking
Squealer was one of the most interesting characters to me
He's an excellent narrator and truly acts out the entire story and brought it to life more than if I had read it from a book
Its such a powerful story, I just found it very engaging - I was eager to listen to it. Its upsetting and thought provoking - it didn't make me laugh or cry but it certainly made me think a lot
I love that it was only a few hours. It is hard to find an audio book as good as this that is so short - in fact so far this is the only one I've found - which is perfect for someone like me who has very limited time in the car to listen to audiobooks