Biomedical entrepreneur. Lifelong Libertarian. Yoga enthusiast.
A very fine book: prose, reader, plot. Keeps you thinking and guessing ahead. Wrapped in all the sadness, you stay hooked in thinking about how life moves ahead one way or another.
This was my first Audible book and I highly recommend it. The story has everything; intrigue, romance, history, humor, and sadness. The plot twists and turns; I couldn't put it down. Margaret Atwood has outdone herself -- again!
This is the first Margret Atwood book I have read. I'll give you the bottom line first. It was a good to great book, but it took me a while to realize it.
The book starts out in a somewhat confusing fashion, but with time, events, places, characters and sub-plots sort themselves out and I was left wondering and anticipating what is going to happen next. The reader's voice is a little off-putting at the beginning and it takes a while to get used to it. By the middle of the book her voice fits the times and the story quite well.
Although by the middle of the book it was hard to put down, I must say that within the first quarter of the book I was tempted to erase the file and admit that I had wasted my money. I am now glad that I didn't because I would have missed out on an interesting and well written story.
I am now intrigued enough to try some of Atwood's other novels.
... Because the narration was simply unbearable.
Margaret Atwood is a favorite of mine, and I think her genius is such that it would be quite difficult to eclipse or distill it by narration. Unfortunately the narrator succeeded in that, and not in a good way. In short I could not listen to this insufferable reading.
Two stars only because I cannot in good conscience give the venerable Atwood a one-star review.
I typically enjoy Atwood. However, this was too distracting. I literally had to work my way through this book. While Alias Grace started slow (Unabridged), it gained momentum and you eventually became involved. I never reached that point with this book. I do have high hopes for the new Sci Fi though.
You can tell that this book was originally a cassette tape. Could really use a new recording with a new narrator.
Margot Dionne was fine as a narrator, but the sound on this audiobook is absolutely terrible. I couldn't listen after the first chapter. This either needs to be remastered or completely re-recorded.
This is a brilliant book by one of my absolute favorite authors - and it deserves a quality audiobook version.
I loved this story, this has been my favorite book, and I now have it in all possible formats! However, the audio quality is pretty horrid. Tha narrator is fine, but the sound mixing is rough. I was able to get through, but the story is all that saves it.
This recording sounds like someone made a bootleg copy off of the radio.
Don't waste a credit on this book. Pick up the paper back from your library or a used bookstore.
No - audio is terrible. I've ordered the print edition from Amazon and trying to get my credit refund from Audible.
Mystery. Life. Suspense. Buildup.
Recording quality is so poor that Narrator is irrelevant.