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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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    "The Narrated nailed it!"

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    Does a fantastic reading of Orwell's classic " Animal Farm".

    This was my first audio version of this book, and I was not disappointed!

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    Shayne 07-11-16
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    I'm glad; I listened to this. It was very entertaining to hear the story told through this analogy. It inspired me to compare it to some of the politics today. We are all just on Animal Farms; some just stink worst than others...

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    Darrell J. Greenwald 07-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss!"

    This literary classic Is a cautionary tale of the evils of totalitarianism.

    Professionally and enjoyably performed.

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    Scott 07-07-16
    Scott 07-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Applicable."

    Teach this in schools. A cautionary tale of big government, totalitarianism and the like. Orwell has written a bedtime story that we should recite to our children.

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    "Great read. How foolish a group can be when led b"

    loved it! how easily non-thinkers can be led astray by manipulative leaders. ignorance is slavery!

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    Gmoney 06-10-16
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    "A classic"

    This is a story you can finish in one sitting. Great narration as well.

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    Goodwin O. Ogbuehi San Jose, CA 06-07-16
    Goodwin O. Ogbuehi San Jose, CA 06-07-16 Member Since 2011

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    "A must read for the socially conscious"

    A much shorter story than 1984, Animal Farm is a brilliant allegory of the tendency of human governance. While succinct in its telling, this story captures the bare essence of what quiet acquiescence in political discourse leads to.

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    morganne 05-22-16
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    "great perspectives"

    loved it. shows what happens when you just silently accept the status quo and whoever is in charge.

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    pinka 05-19-16
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    It started off very well but somehow lost the cause. I was hoping it would turn out good but started deteriorating as the book progressed.

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    Selena 05-18-16
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    "Classic Story, Phenomenal Reading"

    The opening essay is very interesting, and gives great insight and perspective on a classic. The narrator is phenomenal, giving an extra depth to otherwise one dimensional characters. While the characters are purposely written as tropes, the subtle change and variety the narrator gives each character makes it entirely more poignant.

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