The characters are more developed than the story. It felt as if it were just part of a story, nothing complete, everything unfinished and I didn't find it particularly "possible" as others seem to have.
I chose this book based on it's NYT Best Seller status but was not at all thrilled to listen to it after the first hour. The story is so bleak, dreary and void of hope that I did not enjoy it. I listened to the end, to see if the tone would change, but it remained the same.
What a dark book! I kept waiting for it to get better and have some kind of a positive ending. The ending was the worst part! I can't figure out why everyone gives this such positive reviews.
My hubby, my dogs Finley & Delilah, all agree, Audible makes life better & better!!!!
Thrilling, frightening, suspenseful, and More! I grew so attached to our narrators character, I cried as the pages kept falling away, along with the lives of the Handmaids! A story not to be missed or ignored on the Shelf!
I truly hope it's not "futures-r-us!"
Maybe I'm just a jaded millennial , but I found this book to be very anti-climactic and overly wordy. Maybe we have read or seen too many dystopian type of stories to find the content of this book to be that interesting. Maybe it's just the current political environment that even made this relevant again recently, in the first place. It wasn't bad, I did find myself wanting to learn more, but I was disappointed that it really went nowhere. Claire Danes did a nice job narrating.
I'm glad I read this book but it isn't in my top favorites . it felt slow and I was looking for more of a WOW scene but felt like I never got it. read it so I could watch the TV show and compare.
I read and listened to the book. I love this book. I don't love Claire Dane's voice so I gave it 4 stars. That's ok, it was and is still an incredible book.
So good I listened to it 2x in a row. Read it in high school but wanted to revisit it 25 years later. It means so much more to me now. It's one of the top 100 books of all time, in my opinion. Enjoy