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1984: New Classic Edition Audiobook Review


1984: New Classic Edition by George Orwell

1984: New Classic Edition – Audiobook Review


  • Author: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 11 hours and 26 minutes
  • Unabridged
  • Genre: Fiction

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1984: New Classic Edition – Audio Book Summary:


The classic dystopian novel from famed science fiction writer, George Orwell, gets a fantastic audiobook adaptation. If you are not familiar with 1984 then you will definitely get a must have experience with this audiobook. The story focuses on a world that is controlled by an entity known as Big Brother and its network of agents spread across the globe, one of which is called the Thought Police. In this world, everything is controlled by Big Brother including the lives and thoughts of the people.

We are then introduced to the protagonist of the story, Winston Smith. A man who is sick and tired of the tyranny of Big Brother and wants nothing more than to give the people their own will back by exposing the truth of this all-controlling government. However, this is far more difficult to accomplish when almost everyone you know has been brainwashed and privacy is non-existent.

One reason to listen:
George Orwell is one of the most well-known and respected author of the genre and 1984 is seen as one of his crowning achievements. This is a must-read, or in this case, must listen for fans of science fiction or who simply wants to get their mind working.


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“One of Orwell’s main reasons for writting this “negative utopia” might have been to warn his readers against communism, but many years after his death and the fall of communism, we can also interpret it as a caution against the excessive power of mass media, or the immoderate power of any government (even those who don’t defend communism).” – B. Alcat


“If you’ve heard such phrases as “Big Brother,” “Newspeak,” and “thought crime” and wondered where these phrases came from, they came from this incredible, vivid and disturbing book.” – Shelley Gammon


“1984, is not a novel for the faint of heart, it is a gruesome, saddening portrait of humanity, with its pitfalls garishly highlighted. Its historic importance has never been underestimated; and it’s reemergence as a political warning for the 21st century makes it deserving of a second look. ” – Julie


“The book was pretty good but I started losing interest having to read the book within the book. It was so long and at that point wanted to see the story progress. Once it progressed it started to get good again. It really is scary that I could see this as a future that is not out of the realm of possibility.” – Amazon Customer


“An imaginative, compelling, well-written book, yet one that paints an extreme vision that can unbalance the gullible mind and soul.” – Rian Nejar

Score on Audible: 4.4 out of 5
Score on Amazon: 4.6 out of 5

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