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George Orwell's nineteen Eighty-Four is one of the most definitive texts of modern literature. Set in Oceania, one of the three inter-continental superstate that divided the world among themselves after a global war, Orwell's masterful critique of the political structures of the time, works itself out through the story of Winston Smith, a man caught in the webs of a dystopian future, and his clandestine love affair with Julia, a young woman he meets during the course of his work for the government. As much as it is an entertaining read, nineteen Eighty-Four is also a brilliant, and more importantly, a timeless satirical attack on the social and political structures of the world.

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interesting, very interesting

if you payed attention to politics in 2020, then read this book, you will be very tripped out. premises set out in the fiction universe have played out in 2020 to an alarming accuracy. everybody should be reading this book.

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MUST READ!!!

Excellent read. The narrator captures perfectly the warring hope, futility and horror of this most durable and important account of the evil that men do and will do when evolution mutates from the nobility of the human spirit into the torturous exercise of pure power.

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could not stand the narrator's voice

had to try another version because I could not concerntrate on the actual story itself

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This is Damn Good

whoa, very interesting considering climate of the world in 2021, this author has a deep understanding of the patterns of society or atleast a deep knowledge of other's written material, the end I did not like, but I also did not expect it

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Riveting. Rediscover this masterpiece.

Forty years later, I can understand the genius of this work so much more clearly. The same amount of years makes you wise enough to not want to live in a world where this book is a biography.

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#makeorwellfictionagain

The scary picture of the reality towards which our society is too readily running! Masterpiece!

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A very chilling and sad wake up call!

A very chilling and sad wake up call. this story presents several noteworthy insights into totalitarianism and communism taken to its logical conclusion. it's a very dystopian tale in a world were there is no God . Christians could reap benefits from this tale, but must read with caution!

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Narrator’s voice was grating and stilted

Barely got through the first 3 paragraphs before I had to stop and download a different version due to the terrible narration.

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  • 07-21-21

Great book, bad audio

The reader mispronounces quite a few words. Also uses bad audio settings that drowns entire syllables, and there is some editing involved that wasn't checked for quality because some lines are read twice. Once wrongly and then again correctly.

The book is a classic. Everyone who has heard of it knows that.

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  • David Lawrence
  • 07-14-21

Awful

The book itself is great. This is less of a reading, more of a sound editing project. The delivery is stilted and lacking intonation and nuance. I suspect there might be some text-to-speech involved.

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  • Laura Nogradnik
  • 06-30-21

Great book but weird recording

Sometimes the recording skips a word a two. But it's not too bad, the narrator does a good job otherwise.