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1984 By Orwell, George, 1903-1950 Downloadable Audiobook - 1991

1984 by George Orwell is a fantastic representation of the suppression caused by communist rule. Beyond that I can’t say much in favour of the book. The political ideologies that it was representing were very well executed. He made it easy to understand how the state has utter control over its people and how it can constantly redefine itself in order to suit the proper needs of the party. However the story itself was mediocre. I could not support any of the characters. Their dreary disposition at life made it hard to push myself to finish the book. The entire time you could feel the helplessness of Wilson, the main character, as he is convinced he is a “dead man”. Overall, the sections of the book that taught the intricateness of communistic rule were interesting, even though it felt like a lecture. The rest would be better taken with a medicinal glass of victory gin.

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