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Animal Farm [Dramatised] Radio/TV Program

Animal Farm [Dramatised]

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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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    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.

    3 of 3 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 2016

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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 09-12-14
    Ed Saint Augustine, FL, United States 09-12-14 Listener Since 2006

    Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-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.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Mpumelelo Kunene 07-19-15 Member Since 2016
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Me & My Girls 02-19-15 Member Since 2016

    Welcome to our group Dakota; welcome to my life Summer, you've made it so much better. Give back to our wounded warriors who gave so much.

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    "Another Look at the Russian Revolution"

    The animals revolt against the humans led by the pigs is successful. There is happiness, there is joy, a new day is upon us. Then the slow slide of the new leaders into the same positions once occupied by those who came before them.
    Animal Farm was George Orwell's take on the Bolshevik revolution; the socialists overthrow of the Tsar and his government. Absolute power corrupts absolutely and the leaders of the Russian people have traditionally been authoritarian. Animal Farm tells the story of the slow slide of the revolutionary who frees the people into the reactionary who enslaves them even deeper than did his predecessors. An excellent classic that holds up quite well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    DRP24 San Diego, CA 03-20-16
    DRP24 San Diego, CA 03-20-16

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    "well done!"

    superb! this dramatization was excellent, well read , and easy to understand for any audience

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    CR Frisco, TX 12-30-15
    CR Frisco, TX 12-30-15 Member Since 2002

    I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.

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    "Strange. Relevant. Disappointed, but no regrets."

    I guess this is the type of book everyone should read to build awareness of such things (like how history can be written to suit those in power), but I didn't really enjoy the dramatization as much as I thought I would. Perhaps it was a distraction and I'd appreciate a straight read of the book better than having a background of pig squeals and birds chirping. Tentatively recommend, but check the sample and see if other versions are available if the sample annoys you in the least.

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    "Very good"

    This was a very good listen and I recommend listening to this version. It is better than the other versions because it has music and sound effects. Whereas, the others don't.

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  • Andrew J Nolan
    10/18/15
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    "Animal farm"

    I found this very enjoyable. I liked the casting. The voices really fitted the characters

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  • ben
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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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