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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the book.

  • By Paul on 19-08-13

1984 Revisited

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

I first read 1984 as a young man at school and found a chilling and frightening portent of one man's fight against authority and the Government. Having lived through 1984 and seen how close George Orwell was his with his vision of a post-war Britain and world conflicts, it was sobering to see how life and personal attitudes have developed in modern society reflecting the book. A scary re-read.

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