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  • The Road to Wigan Pier

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

When Orwell went to England in the 30's to find out how industrial workers lived, he not only observed but shared in their experiences. He stayed in cramped, dreary lodgings and subsisted on the scant, cheerless diet of the poor. He went down into the coal mines and walked crouching, as the miners did, through a one- to three-mile passage too low to stand up in. He watched the back-breaking, dangerous labor of men whose net pay then averaged $575 a year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frederick Davidson's a Great Reader

  • By Debali on 01-11-09

Just wow

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Unmatched analysis of the socialist class, and how amazing it is that this was written so long ago

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