Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • by George Orwell
  • Narrated by Andrew Wincott
  • 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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....
George Orwell’s masterpiece is the definitive dystopian novel and one of the most influential works of the twentieth century.


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Customer Reviews

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A cautionary tale and a great narrator

This book is a great way to avoid totalitarianism. The message is simple, don't lie and speak up when you're pushed too far. The narration is fantastic. I'll be looking for more books read by Mr. Wincott.
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- Solaia Bladesong

Why did I not read this earlier

What made the experience of listening to Nineteen Eighty-Four the most enjoyable?

The story is just captivating. Decided to pick it up because it is a classic, and I have never read it, and how I regret that.

The story will change, i think, based on your own perception of your life. It is a story that is just complete, and well written.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Winston Smith. The way he rebels knowing he will (probably) get caught, but not realising the extend of cruelty the system is based on.

He works with great enthusiasm in rewriting history, and yet does all he can to resist the impact wanted by the rewriting.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Wincott – was your favorite?

O'Brien. He does all the characters really well, but here he really nails it. The fatherly old, evil, man who really believes all his ramblings and believes doublespeak. The dialogue about levitation is incredible, and if you are new to the story look forward to this.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The last reaction of Winston Smith moved me deeply.

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- Brian Rygaard Jensen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2015
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd