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    • 1984

    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,407

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Come one, Come all into 1984!

    • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08
    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 12-31-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 21,261 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,734
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,291

    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 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 343

    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 343
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    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

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    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
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • 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 832
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 753

    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

    • 1984 [Spanish Edition]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Arturo López
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    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 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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 333
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    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 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    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

    • 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 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Censored. This is Orwell, remember?

    • By Jeremy Kean on 12-16-18

    Regular price: $8.09

    • 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 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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      5 out of 5 stars 100

    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

    • 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 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • 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 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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

    • 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 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • Recuerdos de la guerra de España [Memories of the Spanish War]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Juan Antonio Bernal
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Un documento de enorme valor histórico y literario en el que el autor narra sus días en el frente y retrata un tiempo que no debiéramos olvidar. Recuerdos de la guerra de España se publicó en 1942, en pleno apogeo del nazismo y pocos años después de la victoria de las tropas de Franco en la Guerra Civil.

    Regular price: $4.72

    • Burmese Days

    • A Novel
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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

    • Kamerat Napoleon [Animal Farm]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Anderz Eide
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Under grisenes ledelse holder de overarbeidede og undertrykte dyrene på en bondegård hemmelige møter hvor de bestemmer seg for å gjøre opprør mot gårdens eier. Dyrene gjennomfører revolusjonen og bonden, Mr. Jones, blir fordrevet. De grunnlegger en ny filosofi som de kaller animalismen og synger sin egen kampsang. Bondegården blir omdøpt til Dyrenes gård, og dyrene ser for seg at dette er begynnelsen på et liv bygget på frihet og likhet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Herlig fortalt, og på norsk!

    • By Anonymous User on 02-09-18

    Regular price: $20.00

    • Burmese Days

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    An unabridged recording of Orwell's brilliant first novel read by Allan Corduner. The story is largely based on Orwell's own experiences as a police officer in Burma. Set in the dying days of the Raj, it depicts the harshness and darker side of colonial rule. And at its centre is John Flory, a lone individual hopelessly trapped in a vast political system; themes which set the agenda for much of his writing. Burmese Days was Orwell's first novel, and was issued in 1934 in America, then a year later in the UK where there had been fears and controversy initially that the material could be libellous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent audio-book

    • By Kristoffer on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $18.54

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