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George Orwell’s 1984

By: George Orwell, Joe White - adaptation
Narrated by: Andrew Garfield, Cynthia Erivo, Andrew Scott, Tom Hardy, Chukwudi Iwuji, Romesh Ranganathan, Natasia Demetriou, Francesca Mills, Alex Lawther, Katie Leung
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Publisher's Summary

From the age of uniformity.
From the age of solitude and doublethink.
From the age of Big Brother.
From me, Winston Smith.
Greetings.

It’s 1984, and life has changed beyond recognition. Airstrip One, formerly known as Great Britain, is a place where Big Brother is always watching, and nobody can hide. Except, perhaps, for Winston Smith. Whilst working at the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history, he secretly dreams of freedom. And in a world where love and sex are forbidden, where it’s hard to distinguish between friend and foe, he meets Julia and O’Brien and vows to rebel.

Starring Andrew Garfield as Winston, Cynthia Erivo as Julia, Andrew Scott as the alluring, mysterious O’Brien, and featuring Tom Hardy as Big Brother, Audible presents a new dramatization of George Orwell’s classic tale. An immersive listening experience like none you’ve heard before, at a time when it has all never felt more chillingly relevant.

Featuring a haunting original score composed by Muse’s lead singer and songwriter Matthew Bellamy and Ilan Eshkeri, recorded by the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, the production is directed by BAFTA Award winner Destiny Ekaragha, produced in Dolby Atmos by Granny Eats Wolf, and dramatised by Olivier Award nominated writer Joe White.

Also starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Romesh Ranganathan, Natasia Demetriou, Francesca Mills, Alex Lawther and Katie Leung.

Featuring Ian Abeysekera, Rachel Atkins, Grace Baker, Joanna Brookes, Clare Corbett, Doug Devaney, Imogen Front, Sam Garioch, Raj Ghatak, Frances Jeater, Mason Moore, Yasmin Mwanza, Harry Myers, Kaelum Nelson, John Sackville, Sienna Sangha, Sam Stafford, Jo Troy, Jenny White, Sarah Whitehouse & Alix Wilton Regan

This adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 is an immersive listening experience, containing scenes that some may find uncomfortable. Listener discretion is advised.

Available in Dolby Atmos.

©The Estate of the late Sonia Brownell Orwell / Public Domain (P)2023 Audible Ltd

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Truly Immersive Experience!!

I've not experienced an immersive book quite like this before. Rich sound tapestry that plays like the book in a deeply immersive and captivating rapture. Give it a listen, your I won't regret it.

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Absolutely immersive!

Felt like it was on the short end but this was absolutely thrilling to listen to. Cannot wait for what these production create next.

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Amazing production

It is worth listening to just for the music by Bellamy. The music really added to the story.

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Unique audio experience

really brought this classic story to life in a different way, lending music to imagination.

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Brilliantly performed

This was an outstanding example of a truly professional and entertaining audiobook production. I enjoyed it.

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Very enjoyable

Such a great listen. The narrators we so good. I hope there is more like this to listen to

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brilliant adaptation

This was a great rendition of a classic novel, with evocative sounds that enhanced the dialogue and kept my attention throughout. a great Editors Pick this month. thanks Audible 😀

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Great production value

Multiple actors, orchestral music, and special effects brings a great story to life. A story which is still haunting after so many years.

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Great adaptation

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Phenomenal performance and captivating story

The production is was absolutely amazing the voice actors, sound effects and music was unlike any other I’ve come across. If you have this book on your tbr for a long time, this is your sign to finally ‘read’ it.

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