Margaret Atwood is my favorite author, and Claire Daines does a great job evoking the character in her story. Very well done all around. I especially love the epilogue where she takes a historical view of the fictional world, but draws out the real world context that Atwood draws on. Genius!
The story was very hard to follow as it jumped from present to past and sometimes you weren't sure who or what was being described. Not at all what I expected from the write up. For me it was a book you begin & continue to see if it gets better or the end brings it all together, which it sort of did, but for me it did not get better
The story, while extremely well written and thought-provoking, is chilling. I tried to read it twice in hard copy, but couldn't stick with it. Claire Danes' performance is incredible and kept me interested through the last word. I can't say I enjoyed the book, but it is certainly worth reading.
I love how the author and the narrator keep you interested from the very beginning. It makes you feel like you are there in the the story anxious to learn more of what is happening and why, all the way until the end.
I have nothing but good things to say about this book and Danes' performance, one of the most touching works I've read/listened to. Danes' performance is totally unforgettable and a must-listen, even if you've read the book before. Her voice brings an amazing realness and life to the story.
Loved it. Sprinted through it. An expert read of a smatly written book. Unlike many books centered on the crumble of society, this reads as one centered on the survival of the human heart rather than the continued possession of science.
Claire Danes was a wonderful narrator. The story left me hanging, and I'm not sure if it's a work of fiction or non fiction. I'm not sure if it was the written words, Claire Danes' voice or the combination but it sounded like poetry.
It wasn't until the end of this story that I realized how well done the narration was, but that it was! It captures the very nature of the story and lends itself to believability. I only wish that someone else had been brought in to read the final chapter.