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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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    James BEDFORD, TX, United States 09-25-16
    James BEDFORD, TX, United States 09-25-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Heard the references never knew the whole story"

    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.

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    XLogic Federal Way, WA, United States 09-24-16
    XLogic Federal Way, WA, United States 09-24-16 Member Since 2015

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    "A classic!"

    Animal farm is a timeless classic. It represents the maxim that power corrupts absolutely. The freedom fighter becomes the villan (the dictator).

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    Puppy lover 09-19-16
    Puppy lover 09-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent book"

    It's a classic- everyone need to listen to this! it's easy to listen to and very enlightening.

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    supermamma 09-06-16
    supermamma 09-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    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!

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    gustavo alcantar 09-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Necessary Read"

    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.

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    Anthony 08-30-16
    Anthony 08-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it! (except for the ending)"

    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

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    Amazon Customer 08-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just so good"

    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.

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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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