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1984 & Animal Farm Kindle Edition
About the Author
George Orwell (1903-1950), the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, was an English novelist, essayist, and critic. He was born in India and educated at Eton. After service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, he returned to Europe to earn his living by writing and became notable for his simplicity of style and his journalistic or documentary approach to fiction.
Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile's Golden Voices, he has received over twenty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.
Ralph Cosham (1936-2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named "Audio Best of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny's The Beautiful Mystery.--This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.
- ASIN : B086T47H85
- Publisher : Delhi Open Books; 1st edition (March 31, 2020)
- Publication date : March 31, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2127 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 427 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #154,455 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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As for the story itself, it is definitely a cautionary tale, but much of current politics seems to be using it as a playbook instead. I would encourage anyone to read this novel and consider what sort of narrative and revisionist history our current media elites are trying to pass off as the truth. I don't want this particular review to get political, preferring to allow people to draw their own conclusions, but there are several stories we keep hearing over and over from the media right now as if they are true, despite being demonstrably false.
I don't think I can emphasize enough right now how important it is for people to read this book and to be aware of how dangerous it is to simply assume that what we are being told by the media is simply true without additional research from people of different viewpoints.
The one thing I will say is that Orwell writes in a style that is very easy to follow and understand. There are a couple of places where the story itself takes a leap and starts going in a different direction and it kind of feels like Orwell may have changed his mind of what story he was trying to tell a couple of times, but ultimately, the way everything plays out is cohesive and will give you something to think about.
Top reviews from other countries
Poor transfer to the Kindle - this is clearly an OCR of a printed book, with many typos, double-spaces and other errors. It would take very little time to correct the errors and clean up the spacings etc, but clearly someone hasn't bothered, and still pockets £1.49 for each download. No apparent way of getting a refund.
As there is no other way of making others aware of this, I've submitted this review here.
1984 Though written in the 40's, gives a not too distant feeling of what it would be like to live in an oppressed society devoid of thought or choice. Some eerily similar products shown in the book exist in most western homes in 2020, though their purpose is for pleasure not for Big Brothers benefit (or so we are led to believe)
Animal farm unsurprisingly, where animals are the ones challenging their daily lives.
2 of Orwells most well known books for less than the price of a cup of coffee provide hours of reading and enjoyment, well worth the money!