Summary

An unabridged recording of Orwell's brilliant first novel read by Allan Corduner. The story is largely based on Orwell's own experiences as a police officer in Burma. Set in the dying days of the Raj, it depicts the harshness and darker side of colonial rule. And at its centre is John Flory, a lone individual hopelessly trapped in a vast political system; themes which set the agenda for much of his writing. Burmese Days was Orwell's first novel, and was issued in 1934 in America, then a year later in the UK where there had been fears and controversy initially that the material could be libellous.
©2012 Canongate Books (P)2012 Canongate Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Chelin on 05-12-12

A wonderful listen

Beautifully read by Allan Corduner, who gives a great performance with the different voices and accents, it adds a new level to the audiobook and allows the reader/listener to fully appreciate this wonderful book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By a on 25-10-12

a Passage to India

Remaniscent of a Passage to India, but with the writer's experience of working in Burma for a number of years.

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By Kristoffer on 09-07-15

Excellent audio-book

A brilliant, informative and critical narrative of the everyday brutality of British imperialism. I couldn't stop listening.

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