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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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    Brad 03-03-17
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    "Loved it!!"

    This is my favorite book. Funny how I hated reading in High School. I would love however to maybe have had a different narrator as his voice made me a little sleepy. His voice was almost too relaxing. Still I have this story and the relevance it still holds today.

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    TSD in Fort Worth 02-21-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Timeless and, sadly, timely"

    Orwell's totalitarian fable is must reading, alongside all works by Hannah Arendt. Don't delay, comrade.

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    Whittaker Chambers Baltimore, MD 02-20-17
    Whittaker Chambers Baltimore, MD 02-20-17 Member Since 2016

    Writer, journalist and translator of the Romance and Russian languages. Recently a farmer in Maryland.

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    "Another great Ralph Cosham recording."

    First time hearing Animal Farm. A great book with immense meaning for our own time.

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    Sandra R. Merrill Mpls., MN 02-19-17
    Sandra R. Merrill Mpls., MN 02-19-17 Member Since 2017

    Observer, reader, knitter.

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    "A timely tale for any generation"

    I would recommend this book to anyone in Jr high or above. This tale has great historical, present and future value. George Orwell speaks to a real historical past, his message is on point for the political and social climate in America today, and must never be laid to rest in light of current events.
    I chose this rating because we unfortunately repeat our history, my great hope is that we can move past to a point where society will not allow it again.

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    Kamara 02-19-17
    Kamara 02-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow"

    All I can say is WOW This book is AMAZINGLY applicable to the world today. I can't believe that I'm reading it for the first time in my late 30s...
    Awesome

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    K. S. Perez Beavercreek Ohio 02-17-17
    K. S. Perez Beavercreek Ohio 02-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I did not like it. ridiculous story line"

    even it was supposed to represent all the foreign leaders and crazy people I found it stupid.

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    katie 02-13-17
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    "Loved it"

    This book has a really deep message, but if you don't take the book seriously it really funny. I read 1984, which is also a very good book, but I would probably say this one is better.

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    BK361 02-07-17
    BK361 02-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Very enjoyable and worth the time."

    Even more appropriate today then when it was written. Wish I would have read it years ago. Will read again to remind me of the messages.

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    Mike INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, United States 02-06-17
    Mike INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, United States 02-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It is very timely to today, Loved it!"

    My comment will be made in the future as timely as well!

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    Barry Tikkanen 02-02-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Required reading"

    This book was on the required reading list for me growing up. I am often surprised that more people have never heard of it, let alone never read it. While short in length, it is a far reaching book that I recommend all should read.

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