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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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    "reflective of our current situation"

    I can't decide if it's more comical or depressing in how closely it relates to our current political scene and state of affairs.
    "Windmill or no windmill, life will go on... that is to say, badly" - Benjamin the Donkey

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    R. Faust 08-14-16
    R. Faust 08-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A brilliant narration!"
    If you could sum up Animal Farm in three words, what would they be?

    The government today


    What did you like best about this story?

    It really speaks volumes on how we perceive our government.


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    The fact that he would change his voice for the different characters. It sounded like a father reading to a child. Excellent!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Power to the pigs!


    Any additional comments?

    It's a shame that this book is no longer required reading in schools anymore. It just goes to show how much this book is relevant even today.

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    Austin Lynum 08-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolute must read!"

    Loved the book. Absolutely love the symbolism and slightly comedic tone to some parts. The outrageousness of it all helped get the message across.

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    Nicholas 08-09-16
    Nicholas 08-09-16
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    "Such is life"

    It had been so long since I have read this that it was like new again. In retrospect, I am not surprised that this book holds up to a second read.

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    Ramon 08-08-16
    Ramon 08-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "classic book on the eternal condition of man"

    Loved this book, although it is a bit depressing. Nevertheless, it is useful to be reminded at times of the true state of relations among men.

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    Allan Lewis 08-06-16
    Allan Lewis 08-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "In time, anything can be twisted from it's intent."
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    I sit reading this old classic and my thoughts turn to current day politics. Though it was intended to be a mockery of communism, I'm starting to think it mirrors capitalism quite aptly now.

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    "I have no words."

    I had never read this before. wow. I have no words. Is human nature always this?

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    Sierra Rose Williams 07-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "classic."

    I always love this story. it is eye opening as always. If you haven't read it, you must.

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    Chemgeek 07-28-16
    Chemgeek 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    I enjoyed the reading of this. For me I wanted something not too long and the story was so interesting. I recommend reading 1984 if you enjoyed this.

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    Adam 07-26-16
    Adam 07-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A great picture of mankind."

    This is a perfect synopsis of the wheel of overturning nations. It is more prevalent now than ever, do yourself self and the world a favor and make this book required reading for your children.

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