LISTENER

Sherri

Horn Lake, MS, United States
  • 1
  • review
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 2
  • ratings
  • 1984

  • Retro Audio (Dramatised)
  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: David Niven
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

Here is the classic dystopian novel by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is set in the eponymous year and focuses on a repressive, totalitarian regime. The story follows the life of one seemingly insignificant man, Winston Smith, a civil servant assigned the task of perpetuating the regime's propaganda by falsifying records and political literature. Smith grows disillusioned with his meager existence and so begins a rebellion against the system that leads to his arrest and torture.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • retro orwell 1984

  • By Lindsey on 04-14-09

Horrible recording

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-13

What would have made 1984 better?

Cleaning up the background a LOT

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

No idea, I couldn't even listen to it because the recording was so bad

2 of 2 people found this review helpful