I thoroughly enjoyed Dane's performance. She brought the story to life and used her voice to become the characters. My trip ended before the book and I was pretty let down that I had to wait a week to find how it all ended.
This author is an excellent writer and I get sucked into her books, but because her stories are speculative fiction with dark undertones they leave me feeling disturbed.
I first read The Handmaid's Tale the year it was release. I saw it as a dark, tragic romance. Now as a fully fledged woman I am struck by the absolute absurdity, comedy, and truly dark nature of the story. Atwood's writing is lyrical and uncanny.
Goodness the Madadam trilogy - but that is a bit trite.
I know that Atwood does not like to be lumped in as a SciFi writer, but in my mind she keeps the good company of Vonnegut, Bradbury, Le Guinn... and that is my very short list.
I have no comparison.
I play books while I paint, so yes I can listen in one sitting - but it is may radio.
I am actually Vickie, William's wife. I just use his account to buy my books!
Where I enjoyed the main body of the story, the leap to the future symposium style ending just left me flat.