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George Orwell’s (ahem) timely dystopia novel as a “just-the-notes” production! Yes!

You can catch the first episodes here on YouTube where we livestreamed them:
Pre-chapter chat

Post-chapter chat

And you can listen to further episodes by subscribing at Patreon or, to listen to teasers and be alerted to when new episodes are released, you can subscribe at Libsyn (and iTunes, etc.):

If you’re new to the CraftLit universe…

how it normally works is:

  • Podcast episode
    • Opening
    • Chit-chat
    • Crafty-chat
    • Pre-chapter audio book notes
    • Chapter audio
    • Post-chapter audio book notes

For 1984 we’re stymied a bit by the copyright of the book—it’s still active. However, that won’t stop us! Just like we did for The Great Gatsby, we’ll do the pre-chapter notes and the post-chapter notes and let you do your own reading (or listening). Et voilà! Audio Annotations for a Book (audiobook or book-book. Your choice).

Along with 1984 we’ll be looking at several Orwell essays that are easy to find. Perhaps those we’ll be able to get rights to.

CraftLit is currently a little over halfway through The Count of Monte Cristo and about the same through the world premiere audiobook of The Cat Came Back. As a consequence, 1984 is outside our normal rhythm. It will have it’s own iTunes channel shortly and when it does, you’ll be able to subscribe via this page.

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