Regular price: $18.54

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $18.54

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

An unabridged recording of Orwell's brilliant first novel read by Allan Corduner. The story is largely based on Orwell's own experiences as a police officer in Burma. Set in the dying days of the Raj, it depicts the harshness and darker side of colonial rule. And at its centre is John Flory, a lone individual hopelessly trapped in a vast political system; themes which set the agenda for much of his writing. Burmese Days was Orwell's first novel, and was issued in 1934 in America, then a year later in the UK where there had been fears and controversy initially that the material could be libellous.
©2012 Canongate Books (P)2012 Canongate Books
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Kristoffer on 07-09-15

Excellent audio-book

A brilliant, informative and critical narrative of the everyday brutality of British imperialism. I couldn't stop listening.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Chelin on 12-05-12

A wonderful listen

Beautifully read by Allan Corduner, who gives a great performance with the different voices and accents, it adds a new level to the audiobook and allows the reader/listener to fully appreciate this wonderful book.

Read More Hide me

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By a on 10-25-12

a Passage to India

Remaniscent of a Passage to India, but with the writer's experience of working in Burma for a number of years.

Read More Hide me

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Daniel on 02-09-15

Real life

I was surprised that this was such a good book. Orwell is able to surprise at each step by letting the most likely developments happen as in real life, instead of as in reader-pleasing fiction. A very fair account of the relationship between social casts. No good versus evil here, just people playing their roles in a corrupt but also benign society.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews