As usual, Atwood is an excellent writer but the story just didn't make it. I hung in there waiting for a glimmer of resolution but got none.
I didn't notice that it was abridged until the end! I LOVE Margaret Atwood, and I did like the book a lot, but now I have to read/listen all over again with the unabridged version. I can't believe I didn't check that!
Elizabeth McGovern is wonderful.
I DID love this book. Just wish it was the WHOLE book.
The story was well written and thought out. The problem was The narrator would at times skip lines, skip paragraphs, and even pages. The problem is this book is a required reading at my school.
I found this one hard to follow in the beginning. after I got past confusion I became indifferent. it was okay, but not great and somewhat mundane.
when the book picked up (trust me you'll know when)
it was great, and I felt it was an interesting story after all. But as far as in comparison to her other books, I felt this to be predictable and not her best work.
There are some elements that reminded me if Oryx and Crake- Atwood's ability to alter and pronounce perspective such a joy. She leaves some elements of plot unanswered but if you are a fan, this is a great story with a fantastic reader.
No, I only used this credit because I had to read it quickly for school.
It was a good ending, except I had to read it by myself because the audio didn't finish the book.
No, she didn't read the whole book and I was hard to understand some of the sentences.
Disappointment because of the lack of audio in some key moments.
I wish there was a way to get a refund for my credit, because it was not worth the credit that I used. I could have used that for some other book, and would have gotten more that 65% audio, like this book.
Based on a true event in 1843, when a 16 year old Canadian girl is committed to life imprisonment as a murderer. Margaret Atwood's protagionist spends time in an insane asylum and becomes the patient of a young doctor that plans to open a treatment center for the insane. The novel has a surprising ending for psychiatric medicine in the early nineteenth century.