1984 by George Orwell audiobook

1984

By George Orwell
Read by Simon Prebble

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Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book. 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, the 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. He knows even as he continues to pursue his forbidden love affair that eventually he will come to destruction. The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell’s nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is still the great modern classic of negative Utopia. It is a prophetic and haunting tale that exposes the worst crimes imaginable: the destruction of freedom and truth.

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Summary

Summary

A London Times Pick at #8 of the 50 Best Novels of the Last 100 Years 

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of the 10 Most Borrowed Books in Its History

A Washington Post Pick of Novels That Changed the Way We Live

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection of Dystopian Novels Everyone Should Read

An Audie Award Finalist 

A BookRiot Pick of the Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks of 2018

A New York Times Bestseller

USA Today bestseller

An Audible.com Bestseller

An Amazon.com Bestseller

An iBooks bestseller

Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book.

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, the 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. He knows even as he continues to pursue his forbidden love affair that eventually he will come to destruction.

The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell’s nightmare vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is still the great modern classic of negative Utopia. It is a prophetic and haunting tale that exposes the worst crimes imaginable: the destruction of freedom and truth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] chilling portrayal of the dangers of a post-truth surveillance state.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“The most important speculative novel of the twentieth century.” New York Times
“A profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book…Orwell’s theory of power is developed brilliantly.” New Yorker
“1984 is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real…It ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.” Amazon.com
“Orwell’s novel escorts us so quietly, so directly, and so dramatically from our own day to the fate which may be ours in the future, that the experience is a blood-chilling one.” Saturday Review
“1984 is a remarkable book; as a virtuoso literary performance it has a sustained brilliance that has rarely been matched in other works of its genre…It is as timely as the label on a poison bottle.” New York Herald Tribune
“Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.” BookRiot
“With British equanimity, Simon Prebble accentuates every shade of gray in post-Blitzed-London…Prebble is especially effective at subtly changing pace and giving weight to each character’s most telling moments.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: George Orwell

Author Bio: George Orwell

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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 11.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English