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Nineteen Eighty-Four | [George Orwell]

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.
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Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.

Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101....

Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. Christopher Eccleston, Tim Pigott-Smith and Pippa Nixon 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.

©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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    Ludmila Florianópolis 04-23-14
    Ludmila Florianópolis 04-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "IT IS DRAMATIZED"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?


    Would you ever listen to anything by George Orwell again?

    Yes.... only not dramatized


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tim Pigott-Smith’s performances?

    NOT


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT IT IS A DRAMATIZED BOOK =(

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marie 09-24-13
    Marie 09-24-13

    I'm a teacher overseas. I listen because its nice to hear your native language without music or pictures.

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    If I could follow the story...


    Has Nineteen Eighty-Four turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I like the story just not this dramatized version of it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voices were hard to follow and I never knew where they were.


    What character would you cut from Nineteen Eighty-Four?

    None.


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  • Paul
    Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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    "Not the book."

    I am sure had I looked harder before downloading I would have realised this is not the book but a dramatisation. The length of just under 2 hours should have given it away. Nonetheless it proved a good listen whilst mowing the lawn!


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  • mrs
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    4/29/13
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    "Poor audio quality"

    Unfortunately I spent the whole two hours constanty adjusting the volume and bass on this recording. The sound effects drown the script, which is mostly too loud and distorted or too quiet and muffled. Shame , because I think that the dramatisation itself was probably good. I am a sound engineer, so I am aware how to adjust the levels. I still couldn't understand it. Waste of a credit.

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  • keith
    bracknell, United Kingdom
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    "1984 Revisited"

    I first read 1984 as a young man at school and found a chilling and frightening portent of one man's fight against authority and the Government. Having lived through 1984 and seen how close George Orwell was his with his vision of a post-war Britain and world conflicts, it was sobering to see how life and personal attitudes have developed in modern society reflecting the book. A scary re-read.

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