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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Lu par : Andrew Wincott
Durée : 12 h et 19 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 notations)

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Description

Big Brother is watching you....

1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair. As he writes the words ‘DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER’, his personal rebellion begins....

George Orwell’s masterpiece is the definitive dystopian novel and one of the most influential works of the twentieth century.

©1949 George Orwell (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd

Critiques

"I read it again, and again...right up there among my favourite books." (Margaret Atwood, Guardian)
"My favourite book is 1984... More relevant to today than almost any other book that you can think of." (Jo Brand)
"His final masterpiece...enthralling and indispensable for understanding modern history." (New York Review of Books)

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Slightly monotone but fitting for the setting

Far more accessible then I was expecting, and slightly depressing in this day and age...

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Terrifyingly premonitory

A vivid narration of a world so dark it couldn't exist, or could it? Who controls the present, controls the past...

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Slow but good world building

it had a slow start, but eventually this world deprived of freedom, speech got me immersed.

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  • 22/04/2017

Brilliant classic.

A timeless classic that's very relevant for our current era of new speak and the like. Faultless narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25/05/2018

Wincott does an exceptional work.

Must read book and should be there in your library always. It certainly is a classic. What makes it more special his wincott's narration. You can literally experience the fear of the author. The book is timeless because how Orwell predicted it in 1949 and the same can be seen happening now. State surveillance.

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  • Abhinav Goel
  • 18/06/2017

Great book

What made the experience of listening to Nineteen Eighty-Four the most enjoyable?

I felt I was with the narrator. Experiencing the pain and horror. Experiencing the thought process. I enjoyed how different the story of this book is.

What other book might you compare Nineteen Eighty-Four to and why?

None so far. This book is pretty unique.

Any additional comments?

I had a great experience reading this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24/10/2019

Excellent performance for a dystopian future

Really enjoyed listening to this book. The narattor is one of the best i have heard and the story itself is very well written.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/07/2019

Absolutely stellar!

The narration is one of the best out there, the novel self evidently good. A profound and beautiful masterpiece.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23/07/2019

Absolutely thought provoking. Almost scary.

An exceptional book that is still very relevant today. Orwell's dystopian writing is extremely scary. I really love the voice of the narrator and his emotional range is fantastic.

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  • José Pedro Dias
  • 01/06/2019

seminal work. perturbing. resonates with today

I've been hearing about this book since forever. It's much more than a book - it's a study on mass manipulation, emotion detachment, lack of free will. A universe inside itself - the author devises the creation, build up and full replacement of the current language and visit a supposed manual of it.
As a story it runs at different paces throughout the book. Very well described, timeless and frightening in it's echoes in today's social and cultural progress.
Not giving 5 to the story as it's so intricate and moving, but also the changes of pace leaves the reader somehow ungrounded and sad. Very well put.

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  • Georgi B.
  • 26/02/2019

must read

I believe I'm not qualified for reviewing such a masterpiece, so all I'd say is: that's a must read.

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  • Michal
  • 18/02/2019

Great performance.

Andrew Wincott's performance here is absolutely fitting into the atmosphere of the book. I can't imagine it could have been much better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17/01/2019

Big brother is watching you.

Enter a world where our worst fears of political correctness have come to be reality.

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  • Mettmann
  • 01/08/2017

Timeless

After having read 1984 in school many years ago, re-reading/listening it many years later gave me an entirely new feeling of understanding. I'm not sure if it's my age, my grown intellect or the changes in society that is providing me with this new perspective. All I can say is that I am convinced that this book should be required literature for simply everybody. Orwell truly understood how to write about an imagined future without relying too much on science fiction. Instead, he simply focused on the fragility of the human mind and showed the danger off overestimating one's mental strength in a system that doesn't only know about this weakness but build a society on it.

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  • Katharina Pauls
  • 22/10/2018

Sehr angenehme Stimme & einzigartige Story

Der Sprecher des englischen Hörbuches hat eine sehr angenehme Stimme der man gut zuhören kann. Vor allem in den längeren Passagen, in denen sehr viel erklärt wird, war das sehr angenehm.

Das Buch selbst ist natürlich einsame Spitze! Wer eine gute Dystopie sucht sollte auf jeden Fall 1984 lesen und sich nicht davon abschrecken lassen dass es eine so bekannte Story ist. Denn George Orwell beweist hier wie auch in seinen anderen Werken, wie gut er den menschlichen Verstand, aber auch Gesellschaft und Politik versteht und das MUSS MAN GESEHEN HABEN.

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  • Oliver Lubinus
  • 19/11/2018

Impressive and frightening

It is a remarkable story and very frightening comparing it to recent developments in the global theater, who seem to have studied this book in great detail and decided it was a great idea to implement it in reality.

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  • Paul K.
  • 11/06/2019

very good book and speaker

just a little to low volume for my taste
I need to write more words. hi

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  • Cliff.
  • 04/12/2018

1984 ein klassiker

Ein Klassiker und der Sprecher ist einer der Besten die ich je gehört habe. Echt klasse.

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  • Oliwia
  • München
  • 10/11/2018

Ein Meisterwerk

Dieses Meisterwerk sollte jeder lesen. Obwohl es vor 70 Jahren geschrieben wurde, bleiben die meisten Konzepte interessant und aktuell. Ich kann es nur empfehlen.

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  • ckoenig
  • 05/11/2018

More up to date than ever

Disturbingly, this book is so up-to-date that just thinking about a possible future like this makes one shiver. Altering the past is ever so easy with all the digitisation going on. And a president, sorry, party trying to tell you what's true and what's not is already the present. very depressing.

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  • Sarah Ziegler
  • 17/10/2018

Great book and good speaker

I enjoyed listening to Orwell's masterpiece even more than I had enjoyed reading it some years ago. I liked the voice of the speaker which made the story easy to follow. Doubleplusgood!

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  • Laney
  • England
  • 15/09/2018

classic for a reason

great recording great reader great book highly recommended, greatly enjoyed despite almost always choosing non fiction

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  • Michael S. Bohl
  • 20/08/2018

Horrifying, well writen and read.

Don't listen to the end before bedtime, or you might get bad dreams.

When Winston reads the book, you can exchange war with crisis and have an frightning example of the EU's possible future.

The politicans being the inner party, being shure of it's necessaty and rightessnes, always cluging that power.
The teachers and professors as the outer party, trying to do right as it is expected for a glympse at the inner ranks.
The journalists as the youth, always listening and ready to throw you at the police for a single wrong word or movement.

Only one big difference, they have muddied the water between the prols and the enemys.
Wich of those are we suposed to be?

It reminded me about the importance of information, as long as we hang on to it as a mass, they can never get control.
I the majority of us, stop grasping for it, than they have found their prols and the rest of us will be declared the enemy.

In my quite large family, i would describe them in the following roles, if in the book:
1. Brother: Works well in the outer party, propably stops existing for uncontious thought crime.
2. Sister: Upper party, thought police. She knows how to trap young men and make themconfess inner thoughts, and is willing to do so.
3. Brother: Outer party, tortuerer, not enjoing the punishing but the control in full lust for simple power.
4/5.. Sister: Prols, never interested in politics or information of any kind that wasn't forced on them or dictated by god/big brother.
6. Brother: Outer party, easy influenced to self incriminat without knowing, propably by his wife.
7. Brother: Outer party, knowing something aint right but contioues enough to keep the head down and the mouth shut.

Myself: They would have gotten me much easier than winston, if i smelled the rotting, that is.
Equally as possible i could be an efficient outer party member.
I know what would wait in room 101 for me, i would not last as long as winston, i proppably would betray my dear mother last.

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