A much shorter story than 1984, Animal Farm is a brilliant allegory of the tendency of human governance. While succinct in its telling, this story captures the bare essence of what quiet acquiescence in political discourse leads to.
The opening essay is very interesting, and gives great insight and perspective on a classic. The narrator is phenomenal, giving an extra depth to otherwise one dimensional characters. While the characters are purposely written as tropes, the subtle change and variety the narrator gives each character makes it entirely more poignant.
Quality and functionality without materialism.
Another of those books I never should have waited so long to listen to. You'll understand why George Orwell is so highly-regarded as an author once you finish this, and the performance by Ralph Cosham was top notch.
The narrator is great but the story itself wasn't all that amazing. It was written nicely but I found myself guessing the outcomes of situations over and over again.