The George Orwell Complete Collection
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Audio Book Summary
This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of George Orwell's 5 great novels; 3 books of non-fiction; and 3 of his most well-renowned essays.
1984: Winston Smith begins to rebel against Big Brother's totaletarian control and falls in love with fellow worker, Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.
Animal Farm: Revolution is afoot for the animals at Manor Farm, and Mr Jones must pay the price.
Burmese Days: John Flory, a white timber-merchant in 1920s Burma, sets out to untangle societal conventions and help Dr Veraswami save his reputation.
Coming up for Air: In search of a simpler life, George Bowling escapes London and an impending sense of war to return to his childhood village.
Keep the Aspidistra Flying: Gordon Comstock quits his advertising job to pursue the creative life in opposition to 'the money god'. Only his ever-faithful Rosemary can rouse him from the stupor and challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life.
Down and Out in Paris and London: Orwell recounts his London tramping exploits in Paris and London with a cast of colourful characters.
The Road to Wigan Pier: Vivid descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger, and growing unemployment create a searing account of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s.
Homage to Catalonia: Having enlisted to fight for an anti-Stalinist communist party in Spain, Orwell is soon forced to flee the country and here discusses the destructive nature of Soviet communism.
Politics and the English Language: A stinging criticism of the 'ugly and inaccurate' written English of Orwell's time which examines the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language.
Notes on Nationalism: A biting state of the nation essay which reflects on patriotism, prejudice, and power.
Why I Write: George Orwell describes his personal journey to becoming a writer and offers some important motives for writing.
Full chapter listing:
- Chapters 2 to 27: 1984
- Chapters 28 to 39: Animal Farm
- Chapters 40 to 79: Down and Out in Paris and London
- Chapters 80 to 94: The Road to Wigan Pier
- Chapters 95 to 121: Burmese Days
- Chapters 122 to 137: Homage to Catalonia
- Chapters 138 to 162: Coming Up for Air
- Chapters 163 to 176: Keep the Aspidistra Flying
- Chapters 177 to 179: Politics and the English Language
- Chapters 180 to 182: Notes on Nationalism
- Chapters 183 to 185: Why I Write