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Editorial Reviews

Entre science-fiction et réalité, Big Brother vous regarde !

Avec 1984, vous plongez dans la société de la surveillance à Londres... en 1984. Le monde est divisé en trois blocs. Trois régimes totalitaires aux idéologies apparemment différentes, cependant semblables. Ils se livrent une guerre perpétuelle entre eux pour le contrôle d'une autre partie du monde, le "Quart-Monde". Dans ce livre audio, vous découvrez une société où la liberté d'expression n'existe plus. Toutes les pensées sont surveillées. Les affiches dans les rues vous le rappellent : "Big Brother is watching you".

Dans son plus célèbre roman publié en 1949, George Orwell imagine un régime totalitaire glaçant. Le narrateur, Christian Gonon, interprète ce livre culte avec brio. Laissez-vous happer par l'univers inquiétant et passionnant de Big Brother.
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Publisher's Summary

"De tous les carrefours importants, le visage à la moustache noire vous fixait du regard. BIG BROTHER VOUS REGARDE, répétait la légende, tandis que le regard des yeux noirs pénétrait les yeux de Winston... Au loin, un hélicoptère glissa entre les toits, plana un moment, telle une mouche bleue, puis repartit comme une flèche, dans un vol courbe. C'était une patrouille qui venait mettre le nez aux fenêtres des gens. Mais les patrouilles n'avaient pas d'importance. Seule comptait la Police de la Pensée."

Christian Gonon interprète avec virtuosité un des plus grands textes de George Orwell : avec lui, nous entrons dans le monde totalitaire de Big Brother, à la frontière entre science-fiction et réalité.
©1950 Éditions Gallimard (P)2014 Éditions Gallimard
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joshua Krist on 07-28-15

Excellent narration, great story, not easy French.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've read a number of novels in French but it's not my native language. I thought this would be a good first French audiobook because of the relatively simple story. I misremembered how subtle the story really is. I'm alternating listening to a chapter of the English version, and then a chapter of this version. Very enjoyable that way.

What was one of the most memorable moments of 1984?

The first "hatred" scene. So much scarier than the teenage me remembered--especially after listening to some WWII history, including the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

Any additional comments?

Please offer more classics in French--English-language as well as French literature. As of now the choice is pretty limited, but my guess French and Spanish are the two most popular second languages (acquired, at least) for Anglophones.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Miguel Luiz Contani on 05-06-17

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Memorable. True classic. Really adds to knowledge and perception. Narrator's performance fantastic. Became his admirer.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Summer on 01-24-17

Came up as 1984 and nothing about being in French until after purchase.

Came up as 1984 and nothing about being in French until after purchase. Very disappointed.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Lisa Gibb-Jones on 04-02-17

Be careful this book is in French!

Nowhere did it suggest that this book was in French. Can I have a refund

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1 out of 5 stars
By bman on 12-08-16

How about warning that the book is in French?

For those that can only speak English. I'm sure it says it's in French, but I think it could be made mor clear. And why is there such a poor collection of classics?

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8 of 12 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Miranda on 04-06-17

Annoyed

In the description it had no mention that it was a French audio book I used two credits very annoyed!!!

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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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