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ANIMAL FARM

by | Read by Richard Matthews [Simon Vance]

Classics • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1977

George Orwell's classic satirical fable, first published in 1945, likens the Russian Revolution to events on a British farm. Led by pigs resembling Stalin and Trotsky, the animals overthrow their farmer overlord and seek to transform the farm into a collective for their mutual benefit. This is one of the key literary masterpieces in English indicting Russian communism--including THE LIGHT THAT FAILED, DARKNESS AT NOON, and Orwell's chilling 1984--that appeared before the end of the Cold War and are still worth reading today. Richard Matthews delivers the narrative in formal BBC-style tones and fully voices the characters. Perhaps because of this approach, there is nothing fabulous about the fable as he reads it. Otherwise, his is a serviceable, if undistinguished, reading. Y.R. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2003

CS ISBN $24.00 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN $24.95 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $11.95 • One MP3-CDs

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