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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

How this reflects the current times we live in

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-15

A wonderfully dramatised BBC production. I will listen to this again and again. Definitely a classic that sums up the times we live in.