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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

Kritikerstimmen

"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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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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engsoc - nice to know what it is

Geschichte: von allzu vielen Nationen bereits erlebt. Sprecher: musste mich selbst motivieren weiter zu hören

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Visionary

Orwell's novel has been fascinating readers ever since it was published. And the more so today, in a time when organisations like the NSA as well as Internet networks are competing with each other in gathering information about individuals, when demagogues and populists like the American president do not shy away from producing and propagating "alternative facts".

And here is an audio book that manages with a single voice to make the timeless classic come alive.

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