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    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,992
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,702
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,695

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent narration.

    • By Chris on 20-12-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,861
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,507
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,498

    Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant classic, superbly read by Simon Callow

    • By Anthony on 15-06-14

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Road to Wigan Pier

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555

    A graphic and biting polemic that still holds a fierce political relevance and impact despite being written over half a century ago. First published in 1937 it charts George Orwell's observations of working-class life during the 1930s in the industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire. His depictions of social injustice and rising unemployment, the dangerous working conditions in the mines amid general squalor and hunger also bring together many of the ideas explored in his later works and novels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Road to Wigan Pier

    • By M on 15-10-12

    Regular price: £7.59

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s account of his experiences fighting in the Spanish Civil War, and a portrait of disillusionment with his early politics. Orwell’s experiences include being shot in the neck by a sniper, and being forced into hiding as factions of the Left battled on the streets of Barcelona. Orwell entered Spain intending to gather an experience worth writing as well as to fight Fascism, and wrote Homage to Catalonia within months of his return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Alastair Ball on 14-01-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Down and Out in Paris and London

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 766
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657

    An autobiographical study, Down and Out in Paris and London follows Orwell as he tramps around both Paris and London. Pawning his belongings to buy food, unemployment, drinking heavily and jostling for a place in homeless hostels are but a few of the experiences related with candour and insight in this unabridged exclusive audiobook. Orwell was arguably one of the first 'gonzo' journalists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Richard Blant on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Burmese Days

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    An unabridged recording of Orwell's brilliant first novel read by Allan Corduner. The story is largely based on Orwell's own experiences as a police officer in Burma. Set in the dying days of the Raj, it depicts the harshness and darker side of colonial rule. And at its centre is John Flory, a lone individual hopelessly trapped in a vast political system; themes which set the agenda for much of his writing. Burmese Days was Orwell's first novel, and was issued in 1934 in America, then a year later in the UK where there had been fears and controversy initially that the material could be libellous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful listen

    • By Chelin on 05-12-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unfairly neglected gem of a master novella!

    • By Raphael on 04-01-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Philip Glenister
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic dystopian novel by English author George Orwell. Published in 1949, it is set in the eponymous year and focuses on a repressive, totalitarian regime. Read by gritty and accomplished actor Philip Glenister from the acclaimed crime series Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration brings 1984 alive in 2009

    • By Scullywag on 08-10-09

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 1984 [Spanish Edition]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Arturo López
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    En el año 1984 Londres es una ciudad lúgubre en la que la Policía del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante la vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un peón de este engranaje perverso y su cometido es reescribir la historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera la versión oficial de los hechos. Hasta que decide replantearse la verdad del sistema que los gobierna y somete.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, thrilling and stunning classic

    • By Mikel on 08-11-17

    Regular price: £15.09

    • 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 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Animal Farm [Dramatised]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By David O Sullivan on 26-01-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • George Orwell: The Complete Poetry

    • By: George Orwell, Dione Venables
    • Narrated by: Greg Wise, Dione Venables
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This anthology has been in the making for some years in the mind of the editor, Dione Venables, founding member of The Orwell Society. In 2006 she contributed the postscript to her cousin Jacintha Buddicom's memoir about the childhood and early youth of George Orwell. She continues to work for greater clarity and appreciation of the great man's genius and felt that this emotional layer of perception had been largely ignored by academia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoy this book

    • By John Warwick on 08-11-16

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Joseph Millton
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

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

    Regular price: £10.00

    • 1984

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Ernst Jacobi, Angela Winkler, Dieter Borsche
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Winston Smith lebt in einem totalitären Überwachungsstaat. Von allen Wänden starrt das Bild des Parteiführers "Großer Bruder", selbst in der eigenen Wohnung steht er unter ständiger Beobachtung. Winston, der als Angestellter selbst an der Verfälschung der Geschichte mitarbeitet, ist seit Langem ein Feind des Systems. Als er mit seiner Geliebten Julia den Kampf gegen den Staat aufnimmt, ist ihre Rebellion zum Scheitern verurteilt.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • In German!

    • By E. Winchester on 23-11-17

    Regular price: £10.39

    • 1984 [German Edition]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Rudolph
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Orwells Roman über die Zerstörung des Menschen durch eine perfekte Staatsmaschinerie ist längst zu einer scheinbar nicht mehr erklärungsbedürftigen Metapher für totalitäre Verhältnisse geworden. Mit atemberaubender Unerbittlichkeit zeichnet der Autor das erschreckende Bild eines Staates, der seine Bürger ständig überwacht und nicht nur ihr Denken, sondern auch die Vergangenheit manipuliert.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Rebelión en la granja [Animal Farm]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Juan Antonio Bernal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Un rotundo alegato a favor de la libertad y en contra del totalitarismo que se ha convertido en un clásico de la literatura del siglo XX. Esta sátira de la Revolución rusa y el triunfo del estalinismo, escrita en 1945, se ha convertido por derechos propio en un hito de la cultura contemporánea y en uno de los libros más mordaces de todos los tiempos. Ante el auge de los animales de la Granja Solariega, pronto detectamos las semillas de totalitarismo en una organización aparentemente ideal.

    Regular price: £10.09

    • Recuerdos de la guerra de España [Memories of the Spanish War]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Juan Antonio Bernal
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Un documento de enorme valor histórico y literario en el que el autor narra sus días en el frente y retrata un tiempo que no debiéramos olvidar. Recuerdos de la guerra de España se publicó en 1942, en pleno apogeo del nazismo y pocos años después de la victoria de las tropas de Franco en la Guerra Civil.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • Notas sobre el nacionalismo [Notes on Nationalism]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Juan Antonio Bernal
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Orwell ofrece una de las reflexiones más lúcidas sobre los nacionalismos. En tiempos como los que estamos viviendo, los nacionalismos y los extremismos en todas sus formas resurgen con fuerza. &Cuento, te acerca a las voces de la colección en una emotiva selección con la que disfrutarás y con la que descubrirás nuevos autores.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Rebelión en la granja [Animal Farm]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Pablo Lopez
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Una noche todos los animales de la granja del señor Jones se reúnen en el granero para escuchar al viejo Mayor, un cerdo de avanzada edad, que les cuenta que ha tenido un sueño sobre un mundo en el que todos los animales viven libres de la tiranía de sus amos. El viejo mayor muere poco después de la reunión en el granero, pero los animales inspirados por su filosofía animalista empiezan a planificar una rebelión contra el señor Jones. Ésta obra de George Orwell es una magnífica sátira contra el régimen de Joseph Stalin que corrompió la pureza de la idea del socialismo.

    Regular price: £2.59

    • Ferma animalelor

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Victor Rebengiuc
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Iata, tovarasi, raspunsul la toate problemele noastre. El se rezuma la un singur cuvînt: OMUL! Numai daca scapam de Om, numai atunci produsul muncii noastre o sa ne apartina. Aproape peste noapte putem deveni bogati si liberi. Întrebarea este: Ce trebuie sa facem? Iata ce: sa muncim zi si noapte, trup si suflet, pentru rasturnarea rasei omenesti! Acesta e mesajul meu catre voi, tovarasi: REVOLUTIE!"

    Regular price: £10.39

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