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1984 Audiobook

1984: New Classic Edition

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: The ultimate dystopia. 1984 has come and gone, but Orwell is still as poignant as ever. Simon Prebble's narration, enriched with forboding music and effects, provides the perfect blend of seriousness and disaffection. Writ large in audio and rendered scarier than Stephen King on a late-night country-road drive, it makes you wonder all over again how right Orwell was. —Chris Doheny

Publisher's Summary

Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this dramatically popular book.

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote.

Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell's nightmare vision of the world we were becoming in 1949 is still the great modern classic portrait of a negative Utopia.

©1949 Harcourt Brace and Company, renewed ©1977 Sonia Brownell Orwell; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Nominee, 2008 Audie Award, Classic

"It is probable that no other work of this generation has made us desire freedom more earnestly or loathe tyranny with such fullness." (New York Times, 1949)

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    Stacey 06-16-16
    Stacey 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Harsher Even Than I Remember"

    Like: Orwell's Genius, Foresight, Irony
    Dislike: How accurate so much of this book is, with reference to Western Society and the Liberal Fascists

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    Lockstrom Montreal, Canada 06-07-16
    Lockstrom Montreal, Canada 06-07-16

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    "*paranoia intensifies*"

    It is crazy how much parallels you can make between our society and the one portrayed in this book.

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    Salinas 06-01-16
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    "Amazing book and outstanding voice work"

    The voice actor for this book was a outstanding and made the book really come alive. Highly recommended!

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    Cassandra 05-31-16
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    "there is a reason"

    There is a reason why so many stories take their ideas from this book.
    the analasis of humanity is incredible.

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    James 05-24-16
    James 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding!"

    This is the MOST IMPORTANT book ever written. Essential to ALL Politcal Thought! Welcome to the future? Maybe not. All the laws are in place to Transform AMERICA into this NIGHTMARE!

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    R. Moore Springfield, IL United States 05-10-16
    R. Moore Springfield, IL United States 05-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration was spot on for the story"

    This book is always up there as one of the best of all time and for good reason as it has influenced so many sayings, Big Brother, Orwellian, This is obviously not a uplifting story, but the amazing thing is how well it has kept up with the times- we actually have the technology to do everything that the totalitarian regime was doing.

    The only difference is that in our time it is the proletariat that seems to be recording everything we do.

    The narrator was a little dry and frankly a little creepy- which I think added to the story because the story itself was a little dry and creepy.

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    Eric Pruneda 05-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So ahead of its time. "

    I loved this book since the first time I read it in grade school. I think that is should be required reading in every level of today's education so that we don't end up like the people of Oceania

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    Jeff 05-07-16
    Jeff 05-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great story!"

    I enjoined the story. the nerrator was just right for the job! you could tell he enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoined listening. I would definitely recommend it ! !

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    Michael 05-06-16
    Michael 05-06-16 Member Since 2015

    没有时间读书,所以我听着。

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    "Totalitarian fun"

    If you enjoy watching a government slowly destroy humanity and crush the human spirit, this book is for you.
    In all seriousness, this is an incredible book, George Orwell is a literary master. Just don't expect a happy ending.

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    Sara Weizman 05-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "All should read and listen!"

    This book changed my way of thinking. Of how I listen to, question, and accept information. It has changed me. But this book needs no more praise. It is a classic. The narrator was perfect in every sense of the word. I wouldn't not have another one. Fantastic. I love this book.

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