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Animal Farm

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George Orwell

Narrated By: Ralph Cosham

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2007

Duration: 3 hours 13 minutes

Summary:

George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution has become an intimate part of our contemporary culture, with its treatment of democratic, fascist, and socialist ideals through an animal fable. When the animals of Mr. Jones's Manor Farm revolt against their human rulers, they establish the democratic Animal Farm under the credo, "All Animals Are Created Equal." Out of their cleverness, the pigs, Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball, emerge as leaders of the new community. In a development of insidious familiarity, the pigs begin to assume ever greater amounts of power, while other animals, especially the faithful horse Boxer, assume more of the work. The climax of the story is the brutal betrayal of Boxer, when totalitarian rule is reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: "But Some Animals Are More Equal than Others."

"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."-New York Times Book Review

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  • Russell Long

    I really enjoyed this book. It plays at a greater idea about humanity in a very easily understood and entertaining manner. The narrator did a great job as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • PAUL H.

    One of my all time favourite books as a child. Enjoyed reading it again with my son....

  • Jared S

    I know this book by almost heart... I made my kids listen to this 17 and 10! There are lessons we aren't teaching anymore in these old books... Read 1984 to!

  • Andrea A

    Extremely thought provoking book, especially during these times. Should be part of every curriculum. Fantastic Narration.

  • Jeremy Marks

    Fantastic narration for a thought provoking book. If you haven't read the book before, it my be wise to skip the intro until after finishing the story--it can take away from your own pure thoughts on what you are hearing. However, the choice of article for the intro provided a fantastic accompaniment to this masterpiece by Orwell.

  • Isaiah Martin

    Really thought provoking if you're interested in a satire that pretty simply explains how governmental systems works holistically.