Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • by George Orwell
  • Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith
  • 1 hrs and 54 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.
Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101....
Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime. Christopher Eccleston, Tim Pigott-Smith and Pippa Nixon star in this new drama, part of BBC Radio 4's The Real George Orwell season - a Radio 4 journey that explores the disjuncture between the man who was Eric Blair and the writer who was George Orwell.

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IT IS DRAMATIZED

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?


Would you ever listen to anything by George Orwell again?

Yes.... only not dramatized


Would you be willing to try another one of Tim Pigott-Smith’s performances?

NOT


Any additional comments?

PLEASE YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT IT IS A DRAMATIZED BOOK =(

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- Ludmila

What is Going on?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If I could follow the story...


Has Nineteen Eighty-Four turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I like the story just not this dramatized version of it.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The voices were hard to follow and I never knew where they were.


What character would you cut from Nineteen Eighty-Four?

None.


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- Marie "I'm a teacher overseas. I listen because its nice to hear your native language without music or pictures."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2013
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited