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George Orwell's classic account of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, dramatised for radio by Mike Walker. Produced by Kate McAll.

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Interesting story / wife narrator irritating voice

As with all of George Orwell’s books, this is another interesting story.

Only let down was the narrator for Eillen (George’s wife) - such an irritating voice and boxed up standard of English speech.

A lot of English women put on that way of speaking when in public abroad, but that is not the way English women speak among their friends and family - specially with their partners. The speech tries to sell an idea of purety and sensibility of English women, which in reality does not exist.

England went to war just to access heroin (Opium War). These modern times see England as the biggest consumer of cocaine and one of the worst world rates of alcoholism among women. Still, they keep on selling “the accent” as a way to disguise their true unpleasant and monolingual selves.

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  • KellySeoul
  • 05-03-18

The best acted audiobook you'll hear.

it's far from fruitlessly cheesy. fantastic adaptation to a legendary book about key, forgotten history

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-08-20

Interresting but too short

Interresting but very short! good story but would have like to learn more about how Barcelona was ruled

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  • Blake Moody
  • 24-12-16

Offered a new perspective on Orwell

This brilliant work is worth everyone's time. I grew up learning Orwell was staunchly against Socialism--this set me straight. wonderful production quality and acting as well. highly recommended

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  • hockman225
  • 09-12-15

Well done, great performance

If you could sum up Homage to Catalonia in three words, what would they be?

Historic, clear, realistic

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the atmosphere in Barcelona changes and the veil is lifted.

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This was more of a radio show then a reading of a book. Very well done. Great story of the awakening of a socialistic idealist to the reality that socialism is really just another form of fascism.