By

Read By

Andrew Wincott

Length

12 hours, 19 minutes

Audiobook Review

1984

Genre(s)

George Orwell

Overall
Performance

Timeless. A Masterpiece.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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This is the dad of dystopia. It is creepy and sinister and claustrophobic.

Winston has always stayed with me. His anger, his hope, his instinctive need for more. And his ability to see beyond the propaganda and control.

PS. The children in this book are scarier than Damien in The Omen.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

I listened to a version read by Andrew Wincott. It didn't quite fit how I felt Winston would sound. I've seen there's a version with Stephen Fry, which I'd love to hear.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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Most books are compared to 1984 and not the other way round. The Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World all come to mind as well as Franz Kafka's The Trial.
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ABOUT

1984

THE BLURB

George Orwell's nightmare vision of a dystopian world has become more apt in these modern, chaotic times. Casting a pall of oppressive dread from the very first sentence, this classic audiobook takes hold of your imagination and stays with you long after the last four words are uttered.

Big Brother is watching you....

1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair. As he writes the words ‘DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER’, his personal rebellion begins....