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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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    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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    Dr. Ian A. Stewart Scott Jersey, Channel Islands UK 10-31-14
    Dr. Ian A. Stewart Scott Jersey, Channel Islands UK 10-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Waste of Time......Just like the Windmill!!"
    What disappointed you about Animal Farm?

    This book is raved about and so I thought it would be good, but it wasn't. I was expecting the links between the animals and humans to be more subtle, meaning the reader had to think about the book, but they were blatantly obvious.


    What could George Orwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    He could have made the plot less obvious. Also I feel the first few and the last few chapters were important and the rest was really just filler.


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    The fact that he made a dull book mildly tolerable is an achievement. I thought the different voices made the book more colourful. It was very well read.


    What character would you cut from Animal Farm?

    The better question is which character WOULDN'T I cut.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't wast your time with this book if you want to listen to something with substance.

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    Timur 10-11-14
    Timur 10-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Must read. For anyone. Everyone"
    If you could sum up Animal Farm in three words, what would they be?

    Absolutely.Freaking.Epic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Animal Farm?

    The similarity between the 'farm' and most events worldwide today just amazingly fit.


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    Good job.


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

    Happening Now. And forever.


    Any additional comments?

    The intro is horrible!! It should not be read BEFORE THe book! Don't listed to it. Skip to chapter 2.

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    Zhenya K. 09-24-14
    Zhenya K. 09-24-14
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    "Great book. Skip the introduction."
    Any additional comments?

    Introduction gives away the whole plot. Luckily, I've read a review with a suggestion to skip it and come back to it after finishing the book.

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    ninjafrompinja COLUMBUS, MS, United States 07-21-14
    ninjafrompinja COLUMBUS, MS, United States 07-21-14
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    "Intro gives away the entire book..."

    The introduction pretty much described the entirety of the book, so I listened for about half of it and lost interest because I already knew the progression of the story. I would have been much more into it without that intro.

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    Ray ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-04-14
    Ray ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-04-14
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    "Whom am I to review Orwell"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    It is a shame that today's young would think it's a story about animals running a farm

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Just Some Listener Houston, TX United States 04-16-14
    Just Some Listener Houston, TX United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Skip chapter one!"
    What made the experience of listening to Animal Farm the most enjoyable?

    This was my first time hearing this story. I had some idea what it was about of course, but enjoyed it very much.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of those strange recordings where they analyze the book in the first chapter, discussing it in all detail, giving away all the details before any new readers have a chance to discover it for themselves. Just jump to chapter two, then go back to chapter one once it is over.

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    Janan 03-25-14
    Janan 03-25-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Worth it."
    Any additional comments?

    A truly important story has the ability to take real life, place it in a context that is new, yet familiar, and show us something about life that we might not have seen otherwise. This is one of those stories.

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    Farien 03-21-14
    Farien 03-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Should have read in High School, but Didn't."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Animal Farm to be better than the print version?

    The audio book helps to digest the book by providing full reading within a day or two. The print version would allow the reader to flip back to see what the original Rules of the Farm were; I missed this option.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I saw this coming. The cover page leads the reader to this spoiler image.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I am surprised to know teenagers are encouraged to read this book. It is a lot to digest.


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    Denis A. 02-24-14
    Denis A. 02-24-14 Listener Since 2007
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    "four legs good, two legs bad!"
    What made the experience of listening to Animal Farm the most enjoyable?

    This was my first time reading Animal Farm and I must say with the narration, it made for a memorable read. I enjoyed narration parts of Boxer, Squealed, and Napoleon.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the narration part for mighty Boxer, the most.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite moments from the audio were the chanting of the animals and the various anthems they came up with.


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