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    • 1984

    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,779
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,037
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,063

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly depressing.

    • By Garret on 04-06-17
    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 05-02-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19,779 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,869
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,505

    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! This must-read is also a must-listen!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you hate spoilers, save the intro for last.

    • By Dusty on 02-18-11

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant classic.

    • By nulli on 04-22-17

    Regular price: $16.12

    • 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 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    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

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Animal Farm [Dramatised]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723

    Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All audio books are equal but some are more equal

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428

    In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, marred by narration

    • By Kirby on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 1984

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Ernst Jacobi, Angela Winkler, Dieter Borsche
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Winston Smith lebt in einem totalitären Überwachungsstaat. Von allen Wänden starrt das Bild des Parteiführers "Großer Bruder", selbst in der eigenen Wohnung steht er unter ständiger Beobachtung. Winston, der als Angestellter selbst an der Verfälschung der Geschichte mitarbeitet, ist seit Langem ein Feind des Systems. Als er mit seiner Geliebten Julia den Kampf gegen den Staat aufnimmt, ist ihre Rebellion zum Scheitern verurteilt.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not easy to understand.

    • By Sereina Keller on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $11.05

    • 1984 (Dramatized)

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: David Niven, The NBC University Theater
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 319

    War Is Peace! Freedom Is Slavery! Ignorance Is Strength! Big Brother is watching and listening. Yep, we’re talking propaganda, the fabrication of “truth”, the outlawing of dissent, the distortion of reality, endless war… and of course, thought crime. No we’re not talking about the goings on on 2011, were talking about the 1949 NBC University Theater’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the buy, but get the unabridged book.

    • By Kieran on 05-28-11

    Regular price: $2.79

    • 1984 [Spanish Edition]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Arturo López
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    En el año 1984 Londres es una ciudad lúgubre en la que la Policía del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante la vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un peón de este engranaje perverso y su cometido es reescribir la historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera la versión oficial de los hechos. Hasta que decide replantearse la verdad del sistema que los gobierna y somete.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Qué tremendo librazo.

    • By Daniel on 04-09-16

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Down and Out in Paris and London

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    Orwell's own experiences inspire this semi-autobiographical novel about a man living in Paris in the early 1930s without a penny. The narrator's poverty brings him into contact with strange incidents and characters, which he manages to chronicle with great sensitivity and graphic power. The latter half of the book takes the English narrator to his home city, London, where the world of poverty is different in externals only.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The King of Boldness, Clearness, and Audacity

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essential

    • By Matthew on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • it is not the audio book I was surprised by that

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gordon's Grey World is Colored with Grant

    • By Timothy on 09-25-11

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Rebelión en la granja [Animal Farm]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Juan Antonio Bernal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 84

    Un rotundo alegato a favor de la libertad y en contra del totalitarismo que se ha convertido en un clásico de la literatura del siglo XX. Esta sátira de la Revolución rusa y el triunfo del estalinismo, escrita en 1945, se ha convertido por derechos propio en un hito de la cultura contemporánea y en uno de los libros más mordaces de todos los tiempos. Ante el auge de los animales de la Granja Solariega, pronto detectamos las semillas de totalitarismo en una organización aparentemente ideal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nos ha gustado

    • By jmbeas on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $10.39

    • The Road to Wigan Pier

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    A graphic and biting polemic that still holds a fierce political relevance and impact despite being written over half a century ago. First published in 1937 it charts George Orwell's observations of working-class life during the 1930s in the industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire. His depictions of social injustice and rising unemployment, the dangerous working conditions in the mines amid general squalor and hunger also bring together many of the ideas explored in his later works and novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As insightful as ever

    • By Koot Kotze on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $8.09

    • Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Essays

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Viewed as too libelous to print in England until 1968, the title essay in this collection reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and offers insights into his lifelong concern for the oppressed. "Why I Write" describes Orwell's sense of political purpose, and the classic essay "Politics and the English Language" insists on clarity and precision in communication in order to avoid the Newspeak later described in 1984.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb collection of essays, very well read

    • By Christopher on 07-07-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Burmese Days

    • A Novel
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Colonial politics in Kyauktada, India, in the 1920s, come to a head when the European Club, previously for whites only, is ordered to elect one token native member. The deeply racist members do their best to manipulate the situation, resulting in the loss not only of reputations but of lives. Amid this cynical setting, timber merchant James Flory, a Brit with a genuine appreciation for the native people and culture, stands as a bridge between the warring factions. But he has trouble acting on his feelings, and the significance of his vote, both social and political, weighs on him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Sad, Fierce and Ambitious Colonial Novel

    • By Darwin8u on 11-08-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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
    • Retro Audio (Dramatised)
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: David Niven
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Release date: 02-16-09
    • 3 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Joseph Millton
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    George Orwell's classic account of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, dramatised for radio by Mike Walker. Produced by Kate McAll.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best acted audiobook you'll hear.

    • By KellySeoul on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Down and Out in Paris and London

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    An autobiographical study, Down and Out in Paris and London follows Orwell as he tramps around both Paris and London. Pawning his belongings to buy food, unemployment, drinking heavily and jostling for a place in homeless hostels are but a few of the experiences related with candour and insight in this unabridged exclusive audiobook. Orwell was arguably one of the first 'gonzo' journalists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Superb Writer

    • By Paul C Morris on 07-23-10

    Regular price: $13.85

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