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.
Great book !! 100% recommended !! The story it tells is great I feel for high school students. and has a good life lessons.
After hearing so much of how boring this book was I did not want to read it. It helped me to get the audio book rather than the paper back and I really ended up enjoying it. It delves deep into the history and psyche of mankind and was informative in a very creative way. I liked it much more than I thought I would.
This simple parable is more effective in showing the true nature of this awful form of government than any long winded treatise I have ever read. We watch as the leadership of the animal farm becomes more corrupt with every day just as all totalitarian systems go. Never was such a system damned with so few words. It remains my favorite work of Orwell's.
I loved this book for several reasons: 1. it has an excellent storyline and character development that is compelling, intriguing, and catches interest very easily through its incredible nature and simultaneously its relateability; 2. its excellent political commentary on the specific historical time of publication as well as broader social commentary regrettably infinitely relateable; and 3. for its release on the need for a happy ending while still maintaining an excellent message. I can always count on George Orwell to deliver inciteful social commentary while tugging on my heart strings and keeping it concise. He's my briefer, 20th century Charles Dickens.
The reader for this particular audio book is also excellent, keeping it lively, using different voices, and even sings the Beasts song in the beginning.