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Susan

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  • Alias Grace

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Elizabeth McGovern
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    In the astonishing work by the author of the best sellers The Robber Bride and The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood takes listeners back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 19th century.

    Michelle says: "Incredible!"
    "Atwood never fails to please"
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    Would you listen to Alias Grace again? Why?

    Atwood's ability to both probe the experience of the senses and the psyche makes Alias Grace a great listen. I feel like I'm in the skin of each character. Those who know and love Atwood, like me, may wonder at how she is able to so deftly become each person in her story. The setting seems so accurate and well done, that I can picture the various scenes and can see myself in Toronto at that time.

    As reader, Elizabeth McGovern does a terrific job of giving voice to the characters in this audiobook. Not to give the plot away, but McGovern's skill at relating events at the end gave me chills and actually spooked me a bit!

    I highly recommend this audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The intensely rich quality of Atwood's prose and her ability to use the rhythm of language to tell an engaging story.


    Which character – as performed by Elizabeth McGovern – was your favorite?

    Grace


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The climax of the story was fascinating and satisfying.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Aubible continues to make Atwood accessible. I have a new interest in exploring other Canadian authors. I plan on looking for McGovern as a reader for other audiobooks - she is truly delightful to listen to.

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