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Mary

HAMPDEN, ME, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 2 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 124 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Minnie Goode
    Overall
    (1322)
    Performance
    (1206)
    Story
    (1206)

    This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

    Charles says: "Unique"
    "Excellent dystopian sci-fi story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great story. Excellent characters. And, after a short acclimation period, I decided that I liked Minnie Goode's narration job.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3615)
    Performance
    (3264)
    Story
    (3284)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Melinda says: "Not So Far-Fetched -- Still Chilling"
    "Recommended"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It's been a number of years since I last read this -- very enjoyable narration by Claire Danes. I hope she does more.
    Meanwhile, I anxiously await Atwood's third installment to the After-The-Flood Trilogy.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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