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1984

by George Orwell

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Description

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.

Customer Reviews

audio book

unabridged..not hardly. I downloaded this book only to find the Ministry of Truth has edited out most of chapter 6. If you want the full story buy the book and read it..

Missing audio

I have had the same problem as some other people. This book is missing a good portion of the audio. Don't buy. I want my money back

Censorship

How fitting that iTunes (Steve Jobs) would censor a book about new speak, hate speak, big brother, ect. BUY A HARD COPY BEFORE THEY REWRITE THE E-BOOKS!

George Orwell, 1984
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  • Narrator: Simon Prebble
  • Published: 2007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Blackstone Audio
  • Presented by Audible.com

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