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Animal Farm | [George Orwell]

Animal Farm

George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words! This must-read is also a must-listen!
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Publisher's Summary

George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words. It is an account of the bold struggle that transforms Mr. Jones' Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that bears an insidious familiarity. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.

To supplement the full text version of George Orwell's Animal Farm, listen to the SparkNotes Guide for Animal Farm.

©1946 Harcourt Brace and Jovanich, Inc.; (P)1991 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable of our times....The steadiness and lucidity of Orwell's merciless wit are reminiscent of Anatole France and even of Swift." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Kellie 12-14-14
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    "Classic well-read"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Bayonne, NJ, United States 07-08-13
    Amazon Customer Bayonne, NJ, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2014

    I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.

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    "Not much to say that hasn't been said already"

    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.

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    Tyler Charlotte, NC, United States 09-09-11
    Tyler Charlotte, NC, United States 09-09-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Best book ever."

    My absolute single favorite book of all times.

    Narration is quite good as well.

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    Joel Stanesa 09-21-07
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    My first audiobook and a good one! Moves very quickly at the end...

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    Yes ! Amazing so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so amazing used it for school

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    Teejana 02-13-15
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    "A must read"

    Very beautifully written with an excellent reader. George It is a moving journey through the satires experienced by the animals.

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    "A Great Reading of a Book Everyone Should Know"

    This book is a classic for very good reason. Good narration and even a really good introduction.

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    Cody Brown 02-10-15
    Cody Brown 02-10-15 Member Since 2014

    Interested in mostly history, biographies, autobiographies, classics, and Great Courses...with some Sci Fi thrown in for fun!

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    "Great narration of one of the best of all time."
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    Animal Farm is a classic among classics, and Cosham does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life.

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    Golden Retriever South Carolina 01-08-15
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    "A classic fit for our day"

    This is a classic that I read along time ago but reading it today seemed so fitting.
    The reading was well done.

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    hayden 11-27-14
    hayden 11-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Beasts of England."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Animal Farm to be better than the print version?

    Yes, you cant read and drive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Snowball... hes Leon Trotsky, nuff said.


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    He sang Beasts of England.


    If you could rename Animal Farm, what would you call it?

    The Russian Revolution.


    Any additional comments?

    Georgie, come back from the grave and write a sequal.

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