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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (977,436 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Orwell Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. The animals of Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm are overworked, mistreated, and desperately seeking a reprieve. In their quest to create an idyllic society where justice and equality reign, the animals of Manor Farm revolt against their human rulers, establishing 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.”

This astonishing allegory, one of the most scathing satires in literary history, remains as fresh and relevant as the day it was published.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There is a timeless, even transcendent quality to this little story.”

    Christopher Hitchens, New York Times bestselling author

  • “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

  • “Absolutely first-rate…comparable to Voltaire and Swift.”

    New Yorker

  • Animal Farm is a nearly perfect piece of writing, both an engaging story and an allegory that actually works.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A modern day fable, with modern implications in a deceiving simplicity…Orwell’s animals exist in their own right, with a narrative as individual as it is apt in political parody.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Retro Hugo Award winner for • Fiction in 1996
  • Time Magazine: 1 of the 100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923-2005
  • Modern Library‘s 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eileen | 2/18/2014

    " It was funny and very creative, I literally left class everyday dreaming about those characters and how they behaved, the similarities to humans and how I wished so badly that it wouldn't be that way. I enjoyed every day of it. A must read for sure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tamika | 2/12/2014

    " The metaphor of the book was quite obvious and interesting although the book itself was quite boring. I was required to read it for school and would not have read it otherwise "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Conor Swarbrick | 2/5/2014

    " Very, very clever. I only got round to reading it a few months ago and finished it in one sitting. thoroughly enjoyable. Coincidentally, about a week after I read it, I heard a radio adaptation on BBC Radio 4. It translated fantastically into a radio play and I would recommend finding that somewhere if you can. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ryan Azak | 2/5/2014

    " All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. "

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