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It was a horror story about hopelessly trapped women, and no possibility of saving any of them. what's the point?
While the dystopian society presented is interesting, the incessant inclusion of wandering minutia reminded me of books written by authors who were paid by the word.
Nonetheless, the book is intelligently written and presents worthwhile philosophical questions.
I would only recommend The Handmaid's Tale to patient deep-thinkers.
It was an okay book, I had high expectations from previous reviews. It was much different than I expected and some parts were kind of slow. Claire Danes did a good job narrating though. Would recommend, but not raving reviews...
My favorite book of all time/ a chilling, terrifying possibility for the future/well-written must read
Claire Danes is sublime. I downloaded two books for free with Audibles and was about to give up on the app because the narration was (over-)exaggerated. Claire Danes' narration of The Handmaid's Tale was subtle and compelling with the right level of emotional intent, and convinced me to carry on using Audibles. Her telling of the story almost makes the actual story not matter, it's just interesting to listen to her voice.
Keeps you interested, surprising end, and a really messed up look at how things may end up!
Claire Danes did a wonderful job of narrating.
My only complaint with not only this book, is when there is a change in subject matter, there is no pause to reflect as such. More of an editing issue.
This is excellent. It's not a story to read over and over but it's one that you need to have read for your cultural literacy. The audio version is a really good way to enjoy this one because it is not only well performed but it seems to be a particularly good way for the story to be told. I went in to this knowing that it is one of those books they make the kids read in school but not why and I didn't know anything about the story ahead of time. I'm glad that I now know The Handmaid's Tale
struggled to finish. end gets better. middle very slow. almost stopped in middle.