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Animal Farm Audiobook

Animal Farm Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words. It is an account of the bold struggle that transforms Mr. Jones' Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that bears an insidious familiarity. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.

To supplement the full text version of George Orwell's Animal Farm, listen to the SparkNotes Guide for Animal Farm.

©1946 Harcourt Brace and Jovanich, Inc.; (P)1991 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"A wise, compassionate, and illuminating fable of our times....The steadiness and lucidity of Orwell's merciless wit are reminiscent of Anatole France and even of Swift." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Dragonfly Samurai 08-14-17 Member Since 2016

    I'm game for Sci Fi, Fantasy, Fiction, History. I may even try this venue for learning languages. I have also come to love Great Courses.

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    This is one of those stories I should have read by the time I was in high school but somehow avoided my attention. A well written story on the corruption of those that want power. Power itself is not bad. Who do we choose to lead us and why? How do they get there and why? These I believe are the true questions that this story revolves around and is written in a manner that even children can see the core principles. In my opinion a must read because of it's cultural significance. Ralph Cosham does an excellent narration and I will definitely buy more books narrated by him.

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    Rupster 08-05-17
    Rupster 08-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great listen!"

    Ralph does an amazing performance as he reads each chapters. this helps bring the story to life in such a short duration of time!

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    Stephen C. 08-04-17
    Stephen C. 08-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A stunning literary work!"
    What did you love best about Animal Farm?

    This superbly written book reveals far more about mankind than animals. What a wonderfully creative and entertaining way to present the age old problem of how societies always seem to distill into the groups that "have" and those that "have not".


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    Rockimmy 08-02-17
    Rockimmy 08-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "SO Relevant!"

    This isn't a long story, but it's a story that keeps repeating itself since the history of mankind had begun. If you simply plug individuals into certain animal characters' roles, one can see how evil dictators rise while others are forced into servitude or martyrdom.

    I don't know why I haven't read it before now, but it seems to be the current narrative our world is following GLOBALLY today. I'd recommend this cautionary tale, 10/10 to anyone who'll listen!

    It's also worth a second read. There's a LOT going on in this little book, and I'm willing to bet I missed a few nuances the first time through.

    One thing is for sure: like the farm animals, people are also apt to forget the history of how things came about, and so this story WILL just keep repeating itself until we start passing our stories down through generations (much like the Native Americans did at meetings and counsels) and STOP relying on the history that's fed to us by people who change it at will.

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    Ashley Wright 08-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "wow"

    It not only a story about communism but shows how if you let it history will repeat itself.

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    Amazon Customer 07-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic"

    great book but goes into detail little too much about certain things with the animals that's really about it great book

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    Lee United States 07-27-17
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    "So good"

    Seems as if it was a critique of communism but you'll much of our modern day media in this 1945 book.

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    Eric 07-22-17
    Eric 07-22-17
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    "A True Classic"

    The story draws you in, and captures a period and a way of life. You come away knowing that you've just learned something portable, and yet are unsure quite what.

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    James Bragg 07-22-17
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    This book ended with a cliffhanger. An had only one setting, which is the Manner Farm. It could use more.

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    JPG 07-14-17
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    "True today!"

    Amazing how the story represents the times we are living in today! Reminds me of the New World Order is trying to push on us now.

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