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Oryx and Crake Audiobook

Oryx and Crake: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Margaret Atwood's classic novel, The Handmaid's Tale, is about the future. Now, in Oryx and Crake, the future has changed: it's much worse. The narrator of this riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he's sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories?

©2003 Margaret Atwood; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"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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  • TheCrook
    7/21/16
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    "intriguing"

    I found this dystopia initially a little hard to get into but ultimately captivating and thought provoking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Goldschmitt
    St. Petersburg, FL USA
    7/4/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martine
    6/7/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karolina
    10/11/15
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    "intriguing"
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas Moulson
    2/21/15
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    "top sci-fi story"

    Brilliant story, $hould be made into I film!! Will have to listen to next to parts!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Erin Garvey
    United Kingdom
    1/28/15
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    "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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • sandandstars
    Leicester, UK
    6/26/14
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    "Liked it a lot, but a bit bleak"
    What did you like most about Oryx and Crake?

    Pigoons.


    What other book might you compare Oryx and Crake to, and why?

    The handmaid's tale. Just as bleak. Atwood does bleak really well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Once it got going, yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • BJohnson
    4/30/14
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    "Keeps you hooked all the way through"
    What did you like most about Oryx and Crake?

    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suggestion that it could happen


    What about John Chancer’s performance did you like?

    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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Donal
    westmeath, Ireland
    12/1/13
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    "Give it time and it rewards!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Reading the description of this book, I thought it might be an interesting read.

    Starting off however the story seemed disjointed and poorly laid out. You are in the dark as to the whole purpose of the story. You learn of details of a man's childhood, Snowman's childhood, but to what end you are not sure and could easily lose interest.

    It was not until a third of the way into the story that the plot really takes off and characters and events become interesting.

    For the last third of the story I was hooked. The idea of the story and characters are clever and very strong and engaging.

    Overall totally worth listening to. Some of the early parts of the story still seem only slightly relevant but the last half of the story is magic and makes the whole experience worthwhile!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Browsing the library of stories.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final revelations of plot are thought provoking and fascinating in terms of our future in the technological society we live and in terms of understanding the characters the author has created.


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

    The ending of each character is tragic and moving but only because the author has your interest invested in them by that point.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sheelagh
    Old Coulsdon, United Kingdom
    10/5/13
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    "Superb!"
    Have you listened to any of John Chancer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't, but I will now!


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent story, beautifully read. What more can I say? Listen to it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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