This book is raved about and so I thought it would be good, but it wasn't. I was expecting the links between the animals and humans to be more subtle, meaning the reader had to think about the book, but they were blatantly obvious.
He could have made the plot less obvious. Also I feel the first few and the last few chapters were important and the rest was really just filler.
The fact that he made a dull book mildly tolerable is an achievement. I thought the different voices made the book more colourful. It was very well read.
The better question is which character WOULDN'T I cut.
Don't wast your time with this book if you want to listen to something with substance.
The similarity between the 'farm' and most events worldwide today just amazingly fit.
Happening Now. And forever.
The intro is horrible!! It should not be read BEFORE THe book! Don't listed to it. Skip to chapter 2.
Introduction gives away the whole plot. Luckily, I've read a review with a suggestion to skip it and come back to it after finishing the book.
The introduction pretty much described the entirety of the book, so I listened for about half of it and lost interest because I already knew the progression of the story. I would have been much more into it without that intro.
It is a shame that today's young would think it's a story about animals running a farm
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.
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.