In Orwell's frightening vision of the future, society is under the control of Big Brother. Every aspect of life is closely monitored, while any hint of unorthodoxy is ruthlessly suppressed by the Thought Police. The Ministry of Truth, where Winston Smith works, is the Party's propaganda machine. Winston, a secret rebel, yearns for liberty and finds new hope when he falls in love with the earthy, uncomplicated Julia. Instead he discovers a nightmare world of terror where the price of freedom is betrayal. A powerful cry for freedom of thought and expression, Nineteen Eighty-four continues to haunt the imagination with its startling images of totalitarian terror.
Read by Timothy West
Running time approx. 10 hrs on 6 cassettes
'Nineteen Eighty-four is enthralling and indispensable for understanding modern history'
New York Review of Books