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.
At just a little over 3 hours, this little book grabs your attention and in true George Orwell fashion, disturbs you deeply and makes you look at life just a little differently. A good listen, a good narrator and a pleasure to listen through.
Animal Farm is an outstanding fictional work which so accurately describes the unfortunate yet common results of ignorance plus gullibility. The performance kept me invested in the story.
I think this book shows how the evil of man can spread from all of the animals that assume power. I personally hope that one day, there may be a sequel to this outstanding book.