This book fills me with despair. However, it is important and is a must-read.
Claire Danes' performance is absolutely amazing. I was wary of famous actors as narrators. Once I started listening, I realized Danes is a natural. She adds a special something to this story, making this audiobook as classic and essential as the book itself!
More Claire Danes!!!
What a breathtaking yet quiet novel. To me, this is the only way to describe this book. It requires the reader to think hard and long about the protagonist emotions since much of the story occurs in their thoughts, or at least the thoughts inside "Off Glenn". Like other Atwood books it builds slowly and you yearn for details that will only be fleshed out over time. Instead, you are given a non-linear story that is hard to follow at first, but will reward you. What this lacks in action it more than makes up for it in insightful, and beautiful writing. You will be treated to some of the most sensuous and erotic writing ever centered around a game of Scrabble. If you can put the time in, it will be well worth it.
Amazing book read by an amazing actor. This should be mandatory reading or listening for all young women. Right now we are headed down a dark path that cod lead us right to exactly this type of world. We need to understand how freedom is slipping through our fingers towards a totalitarian society. All one needs to do is watch the news about book burnings and Shariah laws being used here to see that we Must stop this before we lose all our freedoms!! Incredible insight!
please don't hesitate, this book was incredible, suspenseful, well written.
Claire danes was amazing!
I didn't know what to expect and this book was on sale, I'm so happy I took the chance because this story drug me along and left me hanging, begging for more. it's the best piece of literature I've encountered in a very long time.
I had no expectations while listening to this book, just the recommendations. I was blown away by the story- it's pretty much exactly how extremists would have the world if they had their way. It looks at a dystopian society where women are subservient and "know their place." I'm sure this is actually what life is like in some extreme cultures. It was an enlightening read and definitely recommended with or without the Claire Danes narration. She made it come alive though, if you're a fan.
Claire Danes offers a captivating read of this story, which was provocative and terrifying all at once. Definitely recommend.