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  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3435)
    Performance
    (3099)
    Story
    (3116)

    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....

    Lesley says: "If I could give the narrator more than 5 stars..."
    "excellent reading of a depressing tale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I found this interesting and alarming because it seemed like it could so easily happen.


    Have you listened to any of Claire Danes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never heard her read before. Excellent job. I will look to see what else she has narrated. She brought the language and story to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Very sad.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5067)
    Performance
    (2862)
    Story
    (2900)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "great story..mystery and romance"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Forgotten Garden the most enjoyable?

    enjoyed the narrator and this fun plot that traveled back and forth in time to solve a mystery.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    loved her various accents and voices.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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