By George Orwell
Read by Simon Prebble

11.39 Hours 01/01/2007 unabridged
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An Audible.com Bestseller

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A New York Times Bestseller

USA Today bestseller

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

A BookRiot Pick of the Best Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks of 2018

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Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With British equanimity, Simon Prebble accentuates every shade of gray in post-Blitzed-London…Prebble is especially effective at subtly changing pace and giving weight to each character’s most telling moments…1984 remains one of the most powerful and influential masterworks of twentieth-century literature.” AudioFile
“Before one has finished reading the nearly bemused first page, it is evident that this is fiction of another order, and presently one makes the distinctly unpleasant discovery that it is not to be satire at all.” New York Times Book Review
“A profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book…Orwell’s theory of power is developed brilliantly.” New Yorker
“Orwell’s novel escorts us so quietly, so directly, and so dramatically from our own day to the fate which may be ours in the future, that the experience is a blood-chilling one.” Saturday Review
“1984 is a remarkable book; as a virtuoso literary performance it has a sustained brilliance that has rarely been matched in other works of its genre…It is as timely as the label on a poison bottle.” New York Herald Tribune
“Among the seminal texts of the twentieth century, 1984 is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real…The brilliance of the novel is Orwell’s prescience of modern life—the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language—and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.” Amazon.com
“Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.” BookRiot



by Holly 9/13/2017
Overall Performance

A brilliant classic

This is a novel whose forecasts about society I pray never come true. The idea of a society that tries to control your every move, your every thought, is terrifying. Orwell is a great author, and he vividly evokes this society. Narrator Simon Prebble masterfully brings Orwell’s words to life to make for a winning audiobook. If you missed reading this book in school, don’t miss it now. This is a novel of ideas that should be widely read. It is also a fascinating story of an ordinary man just trying to live his life. I highly recommend it.


Author Bio: George Orwell

George Orwell (1903–1950), the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, was an English novelist, essayist, and critic. He was born in India and educated at Eton. After service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, he returned to Europe to earn his living by writing and became notable for his simplicity of style and his journalistic or documentary approach to fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 11.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English