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    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 706

    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
    • Relevant to this day

    • By Nathan on 01-02-2017

    Non-member price: $19.50

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    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
    • Great book

    • By Marina on 15-06-2016

    Non-member price: $15.60

    • The Road to Wigan Pier

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How much has changed without much changing at all

    • By Memphis on 23-09-2018

    Non-member price: $11.85

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The animals in the farmyard decide that working for humans is doing them no favours ,so under the leadership of Napoleon, the only Berkshire Boar on the farm, and the other pigs, they drive out the farmer and his cohorts and set about structuring their own society. Based on a list of supposedly animal-friendly rules such as “four legs good, two legs bad” the animals work together to harvest their own food and run their own farm. However, little by little, the rules begin to mysteriously change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant and relevant.

    • By Anonymous User on 21-12-2018

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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
    • The Road to 1984?

    • By Anonymous User on 05-03-2019

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • 1984 [Spanish Edition]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Arturo López
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    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.

    Non-member price: $23.52

    • Burmese Days

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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
    • Real life

    • By Daniel on 09-02-2015

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • Down and Out in Paris and London

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
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      5 out of 5 stars 37
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      5 out of 5 stars 37

    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
    • wasn't expecting much.

    • By Gaetano on 24-10-2017

    Non-member price: $20.28

    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Philip Glenister
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant look at what an almost accurate future.

    • By Brendon on 24-06-2015

    Non-member price: $19.75

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Beware - this is not the audio book!

    • By Alison on 07-08-2017

    Non-member price: $15.61

    • 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.

    Non-member price: $3.86

    • 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 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    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....

    Non-member price: $15.61

    • 1984 [German Edition]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Rudolph
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $18.89

    • Farm der Tiere

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Hans Korte
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Die Fabel vom Aufstand der Tiere des Farmers Jones und vom allmählichen Umschlag der Revolution in ihr den Status quo ante wiederherstellendes Gegenteil gehört zu den bekanntesten literarischen Werken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Der Satz "Alle Tiere sind gleich, aber einige Tiere sind gleicher als andere" wurde zum geflügelten Wort."

    Non-member price: $18.89

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell, Malcolm Bradbury
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless élite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another.

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Joseph Millton
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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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.

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • 1984

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Ernst Jacobi, Angela Winkler, Dieter Borsche
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $16.18

    • Ferma animalelor

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Victor Rebengiuc
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "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!"

    Non-member price: $16.44

    • Kamerat Napoleon [Animal Farm]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Anderz Eide
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Under grisenes ledelse holder de overarbeidede og undertrykte dyrene på en bondegård hemmelige møter hvor de bestemmer seg for å gjøre opprør mot gårdens eier. Dyrene gjennomfører revolusjonen og bonden, Mr. Jones, blir fordrevet. De grunnlegger en ny filosofi som de kaller animalismen og synger sin egen kampsang. Bondegården blir omdøpt til Dyrenes gård, og dyrene ser for seg at dette er begynnelsen på et liv bygget på frihet og likhet.

    Non-member price: $29.02

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