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The narrator's hopeless tone made for a chilling few days for me. This story was so awful, so depressing. I only wish I could unhear this disturbing dystopian tale.
After reading great reviews about this novel, I was somewhat disappointed. I wish there were more character development so that I could care more for the main characters. It is a very bleak novel in a bleak world with a bleak outlook. It is definitely a feminist speculative fiction in a dystopian future.
It was written well, interesting, but not my favorite novel.
Margaret Atwood's book is even more thought-provoking now than when she wrote it. After reading and listening to enjoyable fluff, this book is a reminder of how important literature can be. I listened, wishing I had a class to discuss it with. Wow. A stunning work.
The book was colorless. There was only one in-depth character and she was severely clipped.
I found the story uninteresting. The was basically no plot. The author created a stark, constricted, oppressive atmosphere and kept pounding it home.
The performance was fine.
I would not have published this or cut it by two thirds to make a short story.
I listened to the end just to see what happens. Nothing happens. The reader just puts up with the experience of living under hypocritical, fundamentalist impression chapter after chapter.
Yes! I've read the book several years ago, and at that age I didn't think this book was very interesting. Lesten to the audiobook let me noticed some beautiful and meaningful sentences in this book. I genuinely recommend this audio to all, it's worth to lesten, even you have read it before.
I really like Claire's performance, she gives her emotions into the story and made the book more meaningful.
I had to play it back so I could make sure I didn't misunderstand it's meaning.
Read this book many years ago. It was gripping then. Narration is riveting. Could not recommend more highly. Thank you Margaret Atwood and Claire Danes for a wonderful experience.
I purchased this audio book because it came highly recommended. The story was extremely inventive and interesting. The problem I had was with the copious number of flashbacks and the endless (and I mean endless) similes. I kept thinking "get to the point". I got through it but it took some patience and effort.