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Animal Farm [Dramatised]

Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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Summary

"All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others."

Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges....

Tamsin Greig, Nicky Henson, and Toby Jones 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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awesome

I loved it. I really like this dramatised version made it really to engage in the story and the narrator has a lovely voice and could even recognise a few characters voices of actors. thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Brilliant Tapes, Frightening Story!

I have read the book via iOS E-reader, and followed the instructions Effortless English Podcast which made by AJ Hoge. I just felt this audio book was easy to understand when I listened.

At first, I had expectations for the animals, cause they revolted the human beings, and finally lived the life with freedom.
Then, a little worried when the buck of milk disappeared, and that was the beginning of the wrong things.
After, more and more commandments had been broken, and I felt worried for the miserable animals, hatred for the ugly Napoleon.
Gradually, I felt lucy for myself, there were many characters occurred in the book has appeared in the history in different faces. The hard worker, the repeating machine-men, the propaganda, or the inspiring songs. It really works, and still works now.

I do not blame the animals stupidity, cause I am one of them.

By the way, BBC published an awesome audio drama again, and I love BBC!!!
I will work hard like the naive Boxer, and listen more audio drama.
Until next time, keep on WOW!

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short

an abridged version useful as a refresher. well delivered, and ever pertinent. worth listening to

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Not my cup of tea

Struggled with a recording. some parts were very loud & other times I had to turn up the volume.

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WOW!!!

It really made me think, and an amazing story too.
I would totally recommend this - amazing to listen too.Me,Dad and Mum loved it!
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They live :)

what a relaxing change to the goggle box - with a cheeky Vodka ;)
Trevor Mills.

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Very good

This was a very good listen and I recommend listening to this version. It is better than the other versions because it has music and sound effects. Whereas, the others don't.

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Animal farm

I found this very enjoyable. I liked the casting. The voices really fitted the characters

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amazing. such a great cast of voice actors.

enjoyed every moment. being new to Orwell this is a great first book to start