(Audio) Book Review, 1984: Big Brother is Watching

1984 by George Orwell, and narrated by Simon Prebble. I was supposed to have read this in High School, but I think I can appreciate it so much more now…especially with the Snowden saga.

It’s a classic, for all the right reasons. It’s powerful, a great story, and it’s not that long. Also to consider, the narrator is great. “Big Brother,” “Thought Police” are both terms that we still use today. To think that it originated from (or at least became more popularized) by this book. As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous, and we rely more on it, I think the concepts in this book will be even more relevant to all of us.