I have always loved Margaret Atwood's style of writing and this book lived up to my expectations. The narration was easy to understand.
I read the Hand Maid's Tale by Margaret Atwood several years ago. Since they were by the same author they both had the same writing style. Both were futuristic novels where one man and group had molded their idea of the perfect future and it had gone terribly wrong.
He brought the emotions and voices of the characters to life.
I started listening to this book during my morning walk and could not stop listening until the book was finished late that night. I was totally engrossed with the book.
The main reason for buying this book was Margaret Atwood. I have already purchased two more Audible books by her and will probably buy more of her books in the future.
I think the print version would have been a little easier for me to follow, but I enjoy the audio version because there are times that I can listen when I cannot read.
I liked seeing the development of Blackbeard and the Crakes. I enjoyed seeing how the two cultures of Crake and uman were merging and each was learning from the other.
By the end of the book by favorite character was Blackbeard. It was interesting to see how his curiosity led him from being a child of the Crakes to being the storyteller and historian, and potentially a leader of a new people.
I would take Toby. I would enjoy talking with her and feel that I could learn more from her about the other characters than I could from anyone else.
I especially enjoyed the ending of the book. By using Blackbeard were able to glimpse a little into the Crake's future. I would like to know more about the Crake's future and about the future of the Crake/humans.
I would recommend this book to anyone that kies reading about a mad scientist's version of the future. I enjoy reading, listening and watching possible pathes that our future could take. But I found this one a little confusing. I wasn't sure that the timeline was supposed to be.
Out of the the four that I have read and/or listened to this would be the 4th.
Margaret Atwood's books are suspenseful and imaginative which makes them interesting. She gives peeks into the future and then fills in the story.
The is the 2nd of a 3 book trilogy. I don't think it could stand alone.
I might listen this this again. It is short and an easy listen. There is lots of thought provoking discussion and a behind the scenes look at what is really going on. Good discussion of symbolism in the books.
I especially enjoyed the discussion on Jon's parentage. This is something that my daughter and I had discussed at length and some of the theories that we had come up with were discussed as well as some that we had not thought of.
I enjoyed the discussion of prophecy of what was going to happen in the future for Game of Thrones especially in regards to the dragons.
This that was a book about other books it did not provoke extreme reactions. It was enjoyable from beginning to end.
The narrator was easy to understand which is my first priority for a audible book. I would buy this one again.
I have enjoyed all of the Game of Thrones books. Love the characters and the storyline as well and the stories within the story.
There have been lots of memorable moments. I have most enjoyed the scenes from Dorne.
He was difficult to understand. Some of his words were not clear and it was difficult when he changed from one character to another.
I am still reading. I will complete this section when I have finished.
It was so difficult for me to understand the narrator that I purchased a readable version and I am reading the book instead of listing because I do not want to miss anything. The narration sounds as if he is talking with loose dentures and is spitting as he reads. I would not but this again. But I will continue to buy other Audible Books, just not books with this narrator. I was very disappointed as I had been waiting for this book.
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