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sue

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  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3243)
    Performance
    (2918)
    Story
    (2931)

    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"
    "depressing tale of a possible future world"
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    What would have made The Handmaid's Tale better?

    I just found it pondering, depressing, however Claire Danes spoke it so wonderfully, so filled with the depressing reality of someone in that handmaid's position, it was very convincing - so much so I had to stop listening - too depressing!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Margaret Atwood again?

    no thanks


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

    No, but I would definitely try her again.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    extreme sadness in what the author thought a possible future could be - ugh!


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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