About the Author

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.

Reviews

Orwell’s lean prose, finely honed political discourse, and penetrating images seem as fresh, as menacing, and as disturbingly prophetic as ever. 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

A profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book . . . Orwell’s theory of power is developed brilliantly.

The New Yorker

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.

The New York Times Book Review

Author

Narrator
Simon Prebble

ISBN
9781483050935

Length
11 hours 23 minutes

Language
English

Publisher
Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Publication Date

Abridged
No

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