Animal FarmDownloadable Audiobook - 2007
George Orwell's classic satire of the Russian Revolution has become an intimate part of our contemporary culture, with its treatment of democratic, fascist, and socialist ideals through an animal fable. When the animals of Mr. Jones's Manor Farm revolt against their human rulers, they establish the democratic Animal Farm under the credo, 'All Animals Are Created Equal.' Out of their cleverness, the pigs, Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball, emerge as leaders of the new community. In a development of insidious familiarity, the pigs begin to assume ever greater amounts of power, while other animals, especially the faithful horse Boxer, assume more of the work. The climax of the story is the brutal betrayal of Boxer, when totalitarian rule is reestablished with the bloodstained postscript to the founding slogan: 'But Some Animals Are More Equal than Others.'
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio, ℗2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (3 hr., 11 min.)
Performers: Narrated by Ralph Cosham.
Call Number: AXIS360 EAUDIOBOOK FICTION ORWELL
Alternative Title: Axis 360 (Digital media service)