logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Nineteen Eighty-Four - Simon Prebble, George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four
by: (author) (author)
3.70 50
George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities,... show more
George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote.

Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

The year 1984 has come and gone, yet George Orwell's nightmare vision of the world we were becoming in 1949 is still the great modern classic portrait of a negative Utopia.
show less
Format: audiobook
ASIN: B002V19RO6
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Minutes: 686
Edition language: English
Category:
Classics, Dystopia
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
arena21
arena21 rated it
5.0 1984
1984 by George Orwell Winston Smith, lives in a land called Oceania. Here information is manipulated, and people’s actions are controlled and watched through global two-way televisions and an extensive spy network. Those who break rules either vanish or are ruthlessly punished. Smith tries to rebel ...
Everyday Blessings
Everyday Blessings rated it
4.0 1984
Big brother is watching you. Big brother knows of every move that you make, Big brother knows of every step that you take, Big Brother knows every single thing that you do, because you have no right to privacy. What a world to live in, huh? We are getting close to that world with every single day be...
Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
3.0 1984
So prophetic. TVs that can watch you, books being banned and no thinking allowed. I remember reading the book back in high school (a classmate had had to read the book and when the year ended many books were thrown into the trash - I rescued them) and I was not a fan of sci-fi at the time. I still a...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (audiobook)
I've been meaning to reread this for a while and I'm glad I finally got around to it. A lot has been said about this book, but I guess for me it represents an interesting way to look at human psychology and the nature of truth and doublethink (the cognitive dissonance is awesome). Really the only ...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it
4.0 1984 by George Orwell
This book is quite terrifying. I think most everyone but me has read it or was forced to read it in high school. I was a delinquent student and missed out on this book somehow and decided to read it now. Don’t ask me why. It is perhaps a very bad time to decide to read this book about a world where ...
Other editions (201)
Books by Simon Prebble
Books by George Orwell
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?