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Animal Farm Audiobook

Animal Farm Audiobook

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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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    David Springfield, VA, United States 09-14-10
    David Springfield, VA, United States 09-14-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Required Reading List"

    Orwell makes it clear that collectivism always results in some being more equal than others, and that it only brings misery for all. Entertaining and necessary read!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    moe joe 05-19-16
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    "Fantastic read"

    Does good job representing power power corrupts absolutely. Recommend this book to everybody. Well performed.

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    "Great performance, terrible ending"

    Firstly, the performance was VERY good, however the ending gave me an empty feeling, why the story rating is lower. However, the rest of it was great. Except the back and forth with the windmill destruction, I though it was pretty good.

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    Farming 10-29-15
    Farming 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent reading"

    I had read this book over 30 years ago. I remember liking it. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator and can see myself listening to this story again. It's a great, but sad, portrayal of how society can be taught to believe anything.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Liberty Maniacs Minnesota 05-09-15
    Liberty Maniacs Minnesota 05-09-15 Member Since 2010

    Light listening for free minds

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    "The Allegory of Chapter 10"

    Timeless as well as timely. Orwell the novelist for the elite foretold what our socialist society has become. The pigs lie. They conspire while we the lower animals toil. The swine are the over stuffed politicians and their bureaucrat minions. Chapter 10 tells of the false hope of retirement for the masses due to the squandering of resources for the betterment of the pigs. The ruse of healthcare for all becomes the reality of death panels, poisonous drugs, fluoridation, and all manner of tricks to shorten the lives of the lower beasts. We are now all creatures on the Animal Farm.

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    Jonathan Palmyra, PA, United States 01-10-15
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    "A sad, but necessary, book"

    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.

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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.

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    Judy New York, NY 09-04-12
    Judy New York, NY 09-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    Where does Animal Farm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I just loved the story! It was my first time reading/listening to it but I have heard great things about it for years. Animal Farm is ranked pretty high on my list now. I loved the narrator as well...really well acted. It is relevant to this day and age so I recommend listening to it.


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    Tyler Charlotte, NC, United States 09-09-11
    Tyler Charlotte, NC, United States 09-09-11
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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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    Kevin 09-26-16
    Kevin 09-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    Concise and insightful short story. I should have read it years ago. George Orwell has brilliant mind.

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