I have a long commute so Aubible is a true life saver! The more I listen to books, the more attuned my "hearing mind" seems to become.
Atwood's ability to both probe the experience of the senses and the psyche makes Alias Grace a great listen. I feel like I'm in the skin of each character. Those who know and love Atwood, like me, may wonder at how she is able to so deftly become each person in her story. The setting seems so accurate and well done, that I can picture the various scenes and can see myself in Toronto at that time.
As reader, Elizabeth McGovern does a terrific job of giving voice to the characters in this audiobook. Not to give the plot away, but McGovern's skill at relating events at the end gave me chills and actually spooked me a bit!
I highly recommend this audiobook.
The intensely rich quality of Atwood's prose and her ability to use the rhythm of language to tell an engaging story.
The climax of the story was fascinating and satisfying.
I hope Aubible continues to make Atwood accessible. I have a new interest in exploring other Canadian authors. I plan on looking for McGovern as a reader for other audiobooks - she is truly delightful to listen to.
living in los angeles I drive a lot, so audio books save me from a lot of frustration!
Still loved the book and the performance. Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors.
Incredible writing with complexity but without the confusion that often comes with a complicated and deep writing.
Great listen. Not a book for CIA enthusiasts though.
I would probably enjoy this book if I were to read it.
I am still going to read the book because I will like the story
No, her voice wasn't pleasant. The accent was too much for a story set in Toronto, and I disliked the wimpering, nasal tone to her voice.
Yes I love Margaret Atwood