Very engaging. The audio version has good narrators. It is a book out of time though. Would've been more profound had it been written in the middle of the last century. Profound may not be the right word because it does have quite an effect on people familiar with the history and of course oppressive government is a concern for all ages. Yet since we are not facing a fascist regime as the Brits were back then, I don't think this book will have the popular appeal that it deserves.