Louise Brealey powerfully performs this sci-fi novel, inspired by the novel 1984. In George Orwell's work, Julia serves as a secondary character to Winston, the beleaguered staffer at the Ministry of Truth who is struggling to live under the specter of Big Brother. Newman's audiobook expands the story, capturing the unique struggles of its women, a theme clearly missing in the original work. The result is not simply a retelling of the story from a new point of view. Here, Julia is so fully realized that the listening experience enriches the original work. Brealey doesn't hold back on the intensity required. She delivers the novel's shocking moments, as well as its surprising subtle humor. S.P.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780063265363 $27.99
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