Claire Danes is perfect for bringing this book to life; riveting performance. I happen to be of a similarage to OfFred. Listening to this in the New Age of Trump, I am far more terrified than I would have been previously.... Blessed Be The Fruit. :-(
This listen was almost creepy in how well it still mirrors our society. The path that led to the book's setting can easily be seen, adding to the wonderful tenor of the book. The non-linear revealing of the story kept my interest the whole way, and the epilogue was masterfully done.
The characters are fascinating in their struggles with their setting and interactions with others. The narrator does a marvelous job conveying emotion without being over done.
Margaret Atwood's a Handmaid's Tale is great. The story should make us consider the freedom's we have and how quickly they can be taken away given the right plan in the wrong hands.
A riveting story and cautionary tale.
The first Ofglen, for her strength and resistance.
It can happen to you.
Handmaid's Tale was amazing. Ive always been a little hesitant about Margaret Atwood for some reason but this book just rocked my world.
Clare Danes is perfection. She reads it just right; no overacting. Basically a dystopian mysogynist nightmare that is somehow very enjoyable to read.
Claire Danes was an excellent narrator. She struck just the right tone for the main character. I had read this story long ago in school but greatly enjoyed hearing it again as a adult. Felt scarily timely.
I have read this book many times and I always love it. This is the first time I listened to it as an audiobook and I must say I was apprehensive about it. The way it was performed is probably the best audio performance I've ever heard.