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Animal Farm Audiobook is an allegorical novella by George Orwell. According to Orwell, the fable reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union.
Orwell wrote the book between November 1943 and February 1944, when the UK was in its wartime alliance with the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany and the British people and intelligentsia held Stalin in high esteem, a phenomenon Orwell hated.
When Animal Farm Audiobook Mp3 was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.
Time magazine chose the textbook as one of the 100 best English-language novels (1923 to 2005); it also featured at number 31 on the Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Novels.
George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words.
It is an account of the bold struggle that transforms Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm into Animal Farm, a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that bears an insidious familiarity.
The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.
Animal Farm Audiobook Review
Animal Farm Audiobook Download should be required reading. It wraps so many truths in such a small package. It is an absolute classic for many good reasons.
What stands out about the story is how it, or parts of it, keep repeating themselves. The sheep bleating “four legs good, two legs bad” when shouting down any dissent can’t help but remind one of “debates” on cable news channels. Blaming everything bad on Snowball is reminiscent of our politicians repeatedly demonizing and blaming every failure on their predecessors. And there is so much more.
Animal Farm Audiobook shows the perfect example of how the unhealthy idea of a cheap Socialism began to take root to become a dictatorial Communism, as it happens in Venezuela today. Its strange end leaves a bitter taste that perhaps the writer did on purpose to open the consciousness of future generations. An open ending that forces the reader to ask himself: what is the solution? And how will it end?
Someone recently asked me who my favorite character was in the book which is a really difficult question to ask, in my opinion. I liked a handful of the characters including Boxer, Snowball, Benjamin, and Clover, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would have to be Snowball. Snowball’s ideas were in the best interests of the animals and he was always fair.
The central message is that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Although that quote is not attributable to Orwell, “‘All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” captures the theme in a perhaps more memorable manner.
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Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Series: Wonder, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
George Orwell – Animal Farm is now available in audible format, mp3 is about 3 hrs and 11 mins long, yet the narration by Ralph Cosham is so enticing that you get hooked instantly and keep you up the whole way listening!
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