George Orwell – Animal Farm

George Orwell’s classic satire of the Russian Revolution is an intimate part of our contemporary culture, 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.
Author: George Orwell
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Duration: 3 hours 11 min
Released: 31 Dec 2006
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Language: English

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It’s a short story, but I really felt absorbed after reading the first chapter. It’s kind of scary that what was written in this book still echos in our society today. One could draw parallels between “Animal Farm” and the Communist countries of Russia and China. The lesson learned here is that we must be vigilant otherwise dark forces such as those socialist democrats in congress could take control and insert their authority over our lives.