Animal Farm by George Orwell, Read by Rupert Degas
Revisit the Classic Satire
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A gifted mimic and clever narrator, Rupert Degas brings Orwell’s classic satire Animal Farm vividly to life. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Alan Minskoff discuss Degas’s marvelous narration. What stays with the listener is his ability to endow Orwell’s animal characters with their own distinct sounds and accents—their individuality elevates the narration. This witty and engaging send-up of authoritarianism’s perils comes at an opportune time. These days Orwell’s anti-Stalinist fable rings true, and the audiobook satisfies on every level.
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