Download George Orwell’s 1984 for Free

Over at the Internet Archive, you can find George Orwell’s classic, 1984, available as a free audio book. As you’ll see, the recording is professionally done. You can download the full zip file here. Or alternatively you can get the individual mp3 files, or stream them, from this page.

On a more permanent basis, you can find Orwell’s 1949 work housed in our Free Audio Book Collection along with lots of other free texts. Here, you will also find Orwell’s other major classic, Animal Farm.

Note: Looking for an easy way to download Orwell’s classics, or any other audio book, for free? Just head over to and register for a 14-day free trial. You can download any audio book for free. Then, when the trial is over, you can continue your Audible subscription (as I did), or cancel it, and still keep the audio book. The choice is entirely yours.

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  • 23

    The best!

  • Andrea Stevens

    1984 by Geroge Orwell

  • Ron

    Does anyone know what order the files go in if you download 1984? They are numbered already, but not correctly

  • Ron

    nevermind lol.

  • Merlene Patterson

    I am searching for 1984 by George Orwell

  • Free Audio Books

    Glad to finally have a good audiobook copy of 1984. I’ve got the book, I’ve got the movie, and now I’ve got the audiobook. Thanks for linking to this!

  • Brittany

    Thanks so much!!!! I love this book, read it in high school, and now am reading it again in college…. since I don’t have a lot of time to devote to reading it… i though I might as well listen to it while I run!

    Thanks again!!

  • Nikki

    Thanks, this is great! I love this book :)

  • Fernando

    omg thank you

  • sarah

    how the hell do you download this ?

  • joeJiggler

    at correct link:
    right-click > “save target as…”

  • Chase

    Where is the download link? And how do i download it?

  • yube

    you can download it were it say “You can download the full zip file here.” click on the blue letters……….and i have to read this for school so thats for the download

  • Glav

    Thank you soooo much

  • Fyrefauxe

    Does anyone know if this goes directly to itunes, is abridged, or doesn’t come in order? Lol. I need to read this book for school and I would like to listen to it on tape. BTW…I have A Macbook Pro. Does this function on Mac?

  • kaka douna

    it is the best american book

  • Roddy C

    kaka douna says . . .
    “it is the best american book”

    In what way is it American?

  • RFB

    Orwell is british!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Thermaltalk

    It should have been required reading for the U.S., since it is largely too late for everyone else.
    Too late for us, too.
    Still, good reading to help understand what leaders have been doing for quite a while.

  • Trevorfassett

    how long does it take to copy this to

  • Shajji

    one of the most influential book of all times! 

  • Petra ter Doest

    1984 als audioboek.

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  • DU

    Is it British or American english? don’t want to waste the free download chance on some american-spoken book.

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  • Chris

    Brilliant recording! Thanks so much for making it available. Really, really enjoying it

  • Leany

    Once I download the Zip, how the, do I get it onto itunes?

  • AK

    Thank you… very nice

  • David

    For those asking how to import this onto itunes,

    you first extract the files by opening the file, and clicking “extract all files” or extract,

    then on itunes you click, FILE>>IMPORT FOLDER FROM LIBRARY, and then browse for the folder.

  • Tony

    Great book

  • Nick

    How come you can give this audio book away for free when it is not in the public domain yet?