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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: George Orwell

Narrated By: Philip Glenister

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.

Date: August 2009

Duration: 5 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

Big Brother is watching you...1984 is the year in which it happens.The world is divided into three great powers: Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia, each perpetually at war with the other. Throughout Oceania 'The Party' rules by the agency of four ministries whose power is absolute and where every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored. In The Ministry of Truth, which deals in propaganda, Winston Smith's job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes a hold of him. In writing the words 'DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER' his personal rebellion begins...

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  • Morten bay F

    Thought provoking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sylvie T.

    Brilliant - a must read for any thinking person. So relevant to what is going on today. A book that opens up discussions

  • Linda M.

    This work was published in 1949 but read today, it is more prescient than it was, I expect, than in 1949. An excellent reader and a sobering listen - Big Brother: "tell them that black is white, and white is black"- tell them enough times and they will believe it."

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