This was my first time hearing this story. I had some idea what it was about of course, but enjoyed it very much.
This is one of those strange recordings where they analyze the book in the first chapter, discussing it in all detail, giving away all the details before any new readers have a chance to discover it for themselves. Just jump to chapter two, then go back to chapter one once it is over.
A truly important story has the ability to take real life, place it in a context that is new, yet familiar, and show us something about life that we might not have seen otherwise. This is one of those stories.
I read so much more when I can listen to the books while getting ready and commuting to work. It makes my goal of reading more a breeze.
The audio book helps to digest the book by providing full reading within a day or two. The print version would allow the reader to flip back to see what the original Rules of the Farm were; I missed this option.
I saw this coming. The cover page leads the reader to this spoiler image.
I am surprised to know teenagers are encouraged to read this book. It is a lot to digest.
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!!