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Alethea

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  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3624)
    Performance
    (3272)
    Story
    (3292)

    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....

    Emily - Audible says: "My Top Pick for 2012"
    "Fascinating, Intriguing & a bit Horrifying"
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    What did you love best about The Handmaid's Tale?

    I could see how it all happened, how easy it would be to fall into that world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a woman, I felt that I could really connect with the narrator's fears, concerns, tiny joys, etc.


    Which character – as performed by Claire Danes – was your favorite?

    Claire Danes did a wonderful job narrating this novel. I often forgot it was her!


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

    The novel made me think, which is the most powerful thing a book can do, in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    I've found it difficult to give a synopsis to my friends, but I absolutely recommend the book. I'm looking forward to listening to it again in the future, a I'm sure there are many small details I missed the first time around.

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