Blurb: Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions. A legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time. (goodreads)
Listened to Via: Audiobook (library)
My Thoughts: I was very interested in this book in the beginning. I was trying to understand the crazy world of 1984. I really liked Winston. I felt sorry for him, which stayed true through the whole book. I was horrified at some points. It got knocked down a star for the ending.
Simon Prebble did a very good job voicing the characters. It was easy to keep track of who was talking. However, some people had strong accents, which I had trouble understanding what they were saying.
Listened to February 9, 2014– February 20, 2014