Audible RSS Feeds - Classics. Classics Audio Programs. Classics Audio Programs-This fictional account of Orwells salad days as a penniless British writer in the early 1930s contains a good deal of autobiography, no self-pity, and much humor. It has become famous for its expose of working conditions inside the kitchens of posh French restaurants, where the books narrator works at the bottom of the echelon as a dishwasher. Very funny, oftentimes bleak, and styled by the recognized master of 20th century prose, Orwells behind-the-scenes restaurant tales will have you screaming for the check and eating at home forever.