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Animal Farm [Dramatised] | [George Orwell]

Animal Farm [Dramatised]

Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges....
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Publisher's Summary

"All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others."

Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges....

Tamsin Greig, Nicky Henson, and Toby Jones star in this new drama, part of BBC Radio 4's The Real George Orwell season - a Radio 4 journey that explores the disjuncture between the man who was Eric Blair and the writer who was George Orwell.

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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 09-12-14
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 09-12-14 Member Since 2015

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 12-year-old daughter.

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    "Not allowed to give a classic less than 3 stars"

    Somehow I had managed to spend my entire life without reading this classic. It's short and to the point. I'm not sure how this dramatized version differs from the original but I suspect the story lines and dialogue are similar. I'm glad this was short because I don't think I could have listened for several more hours. I did, however, like the dramatized version, replete with sound effects and murmuring. Made it a little better. I've listened and I can cross another classic off my list. Don't think I'll tackle 1984.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Gomez 01-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "All audio books are equal but some are more equal"

    Great audio excellent performances and unforgettable satire by the master of the paranoid realists.
    I have listened to this multiple times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Canberra Dilettante Canberra, Australia 01-16-15
    Canberra Dilettante Canberra, Australia 01-16-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Wonderful"

    This was a beautifully performed version of Orwell's claasic novel. This would be a very easy way to introduce this worl to children who might not be great readers. Or, indeed, to adults. A very approachable adaptation and highly recommended.

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    Dalen Hamilton, ON, Canada 01-03-15
    Dalen Hamilton, ON, Canada 01-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully done"

    This was a great production of a true timeless classic. The voice actors were all amazing, music was fitting, and the pace was spot on. I highly recommend this to everyone

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    Jeffrey 10-13-14
    Jeffrey 10-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Prophetic of Amerca"
    If you could sum up Animal Farm [Dramatised] in three words, what would they be?

    Prophetic of America


    Any additional comments?

    This book uses the Animal Farm to illustrate how the principles of communism and socialism, all instituted for the "good of man," always corrupts and destroys. Though socialists preach equality for all people and demonize the "elite," they seem completely blind that they set their own selves up as masters in the name of seeking the best for all people whether the people want it or not.

    It is a study of how class warfare and class envy pulls societies apart and makes enemies out of neighbors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alyxsheerheart 10-07-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Dramatization"
    What did you love best about Animal Farm [Dramatised]?

    If you want a quick overview of what Animal Farm was about, this is a good one. Definitely recommend to read the whole book but if you are bored one night this is entertaining.


    What about Tamsin Greig’s performance did you like?

    He could do so many characters. I could have sworn multiple people were narrating.


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    Leslie 08-26-14
    Leslie 08-26-14

    I'm an engineer that took all my electives in English and Art! Fantasy novels with moral depth and colorful worlds fill my library.

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    "Are you sure this is Animal Farm?"

    I bought this not noting it is a dramatization. I do not like these--too much like a movie, and really loses the whole point. I'd avoid this one.

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    Mpumelelo Kunene 07-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect read"

    An excellent reading of an excellent book! This dramatization brought to life an absolute classic of a book for anyone who is interested in world history.

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    retired reader USA 07-16-15
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    "Required listening!"

    Back before schools were privatized this was required if all students. It is an important work.
    This audio dramatization is excellent! Well done and enjoyable, please take the time to appreciate what this story means to us all.

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    Sohie 07-13-15
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    "Animal farm was amazing"

    This book was a great Russian revolution based story the ending gets you to question yourself and think deeply about what it's saying. I reccomend this to anybody that wants to relate and interpret this. Please do read this

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    "amazing. such a great cast of voice actors."

    enjoyed every moment. being new to Orwell this is a great first book to start

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