To supplement the full text version of George Orwell's Animal Farm, listen to the SparkNotes Guide for Animal Farm.
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"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)
i like most had enough passing familiarity to catch the pop culture references to the novel, but was surprised by the depth of the analogy and the ending. in some ways more pwerful than 1984.
Animal farm is a timeless classic. It represents the maxim that power corrupts absolutely. The freedom fighter becomes the villan (the dictator).
I listened to this as my highschool son read it for school. I never read it in my youth. Fantastic story. Great prelude. Excellent narration. Must read (or listen) for everyone!
Animal Farm By George Orwell is a well written novel that all people from all countries and recognized nations should read. Especially in this era of bad dictators and recently horrible presidential candidates, this book should be a must read for all.
A fantastic book that I have been recommending others to read or listen to. This narrator did a wonderful job giving the characters and story, Life.
*book ending included below*
However, I wish the ending had more to it.
Now, I understand the message Orwell was telling by the ending. (It might be the comic book lover in me) Seeing that there were less than 30mins to the story and the pigs had began walking upright on two legs, I was awaiting the sale of the farm to the humans at dinner or, the seemingly inevitable rebellion of the farm animals against Napoleon and other pigs. Nevertheless, I still loved this book
My son begged me to get this book today. He needed to read it for his English class and it needed to be done before tomorrow. I bought the book and our whole family listened on the 3 hour car ride home. We all ended up getting really into it and when we got home we all gathered around in the front room to listen to the end. It was liked by everyone ranging from age 34-7.
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
The government today
It really speaks volumes on how we perceive our government.
The fact that he would change his voice for the different characters. It sounded like a father reading to a child. Excellent!
Power to the pigs!
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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