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Animal farm

Author: George Orwell; Richard Brown
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, [2007]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. Animal farm has been read and reread and quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words. It is an account of the bold struggle that transforms Mr. Jones' Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Fables
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)57001361
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: George Orwell; Richard Brown
ISBN: 0786143134 9780786143139 9781433287701 1433287706
OCLC Number: 137289511
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 3:11:46.
Performer(s): Read by Richard Brown.
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 45932 KB; MP3 file size: 90033 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: George Orwell.

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George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture. Animal farm has been read and reread and quoted so often that we tend to forget who wrote the original words. It is an account of the bold struggle that transforms Mr. Jones' Manor Farm into Animal Farm--a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. Out of their cleverness, the pigs Napoleon, Squealer and Snowball emerge as leaders of the new community in a subtle evolution that bears an insidious familiarity. The climax is the brutal betrayal of the faithful horse Boxer, when totalitarian rule is re-established with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others ... Orwell's succinct, frightening words have been heard since 1946 as unsparingly descriptive of the fate of those who suffer totalitarian regimes. This audio edition of the masterpiece reminds us of Orwell's genius.

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