Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New arrivals. Narrated by Simon Prebble 11 hr 23 min. Switch to the ebook. Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book. George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police, a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote.
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this immensely popular book. Winston Smith, the hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him. He knows even as he continues to pursue his forbidden love affair that eventually he will come to destruction. It is a prophetic and haunting tale that exposes the worst crimes imaginable: the destruction of freedom and truth. This is a novel is on totalitarianism and its effect on the thinking mind. Facts to many are taken for granted. But in a totalitarian society facts are constantly in flux, always contradicting individual common sense, and always in the possession of the State.
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I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps while reading it. Sexually, risque and the such is essentially the same as baptists and fundamental Christians. Mormon decried it was all a lie, an anti mormon lie. Dozens of missionaries have told me that the gender ratios in other countries are far, far worse. Both independent and had the same life goals, family life plans etc. I have been married to a doctor for 5 years now and we have two children. We are indeed in two different places. I can understand his desire to spend time together to reconnect, but right now it really isn't there. The misogyny is deep in the Mormon church. She really likes me, and if she could change one thing about me it would be my lack of religion.