©2003 Margaret Atwood; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
"Rigorous in its chilling insights and riveting in its fast-paced 'what if' dramatization, Atwood's superb novel is as brilliantly provocative as it is profoundly engaging." (Booklist)
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"great scary believable scifi"
reader's accent is a bit odd in light of the story but the story is so compelling after the first chapter it flies by
"One of my favourite post apocalyptic novels"
As somewhat of a post apocalypse novel junkie this is probably my favorite I've read in a while. a very nice take on the genre, relatively light in detail and gore but heavy on the characterisation and events leading to the apocalypse. I hope the other novels in the series live up to this one.
The characterisation us probably on a par with the silo series, but Atwood is a vastly more accomplished writer.
The narration by John Chancer is excellent with just the right amount of character and listenability.
I found this dystopia initially a little hard to get into but ultimately captivating and thought provoking.
"Amazing Story That's Difficult to Perform"
This book was written in a Difficult style for an audiobook, but it works here. I think we need a handout for this one.
"My favourite distopia. Awesome, awesome, awesome!"
Read this and then read the next two books which are just as great or possibly even more fabulous.
It took me a while to get into the story but once I did it intrigued me so much...I love how the storyline evokes bit by bit and backwards, so only towards the end of it you're able to pull all pieces together. Also the last paragraph of the books leaves you wanting to get to part 2 of the trilogy right away.
"top sci-fi story"
Brilliant story, $hould be made into I film!! Will have to listen to next to parts!
"Not for the faint of heart"
I really like Margaret Atwood, and what I've read of this series, it's well read and well written, but there are some dark themes in this one and I nearly had to turn it off a few times. I made it through and I suppose it was worth it, but I would've liked a warning before I dove in.
"Liked it a lot, but a bit bleak"
The handmaid's tale. Just as bleak. Atwood does bleak really well.
Once it got going, yes
"Keeps you hooked all the way through"
The way the story slowly reveals and some things are never quite explained you have to make your own decisions as to what really happened
The suggestion that it could happen
The different voices it was easy to tell who was talking in the story also the voice for Jimmy it had a despair to it that seemed to match his life
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