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The Handmaid's Tale | [Margaret Atwood]

The Handmaid's Tale

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....
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The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs….

©2011 Margaret Atwood (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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  • Kate
    1/8/15
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    "A book that will change your life"

    This book will stay with me for a very long time. Wonderfully thought provoking, excellently crafted and beautifully narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ai_inventor
    12/2/14
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    "Unexpectedly good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Handmaid's Tale to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version but I am glad I got the audio because I found the start not that interesting as she was trying to set up the world


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how she captures the psychology of people and giving you a true account of how someone I feel would actually behave in that context.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Existing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DAVID
    7/7/14
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    "Revisit this classic"
    What made the experience of listening to The Handmaid's Tale the most enjoyable?

    I've made a vow to look at some of the classics this year and I think this has been one of my best selections. So relevant...so well written and read...it's frightening!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "A Great Listen To Book"

    I had been meaning to read this book for a long time so was really pleased to find it on Audible. I really enjoyed listening to it and the woman who narrates has the perfect voice for the part. It is a sort of "1984" for women. Be sure to listen to the historical notes at the end as it is easy to switch off and miss them but they are an important part of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • westbrook
    u.k
    4/7/13
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    "Fascinating story"

    I have never read or listened to a Margaret Atwood story before but she had been on my list of authors to experience - brilliant. The story is quite unnerving but plausible and the outcome unexpectd.. I loved Joanna Davids voice and will definately look out for her other work on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Burton on the Wolds, United Kingdom
    1/18/13
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    "Long-winded"

    Interesting story line and I was initially interested but rather long-winded. Get the abridged version if it is available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth
    HALIFAX, United Kingdom
    8/29/12
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    "Great book ruined by the wrong narrator"

    I was really looking forward to listening to this. Had read the book many years ago and know it to be a great book.
    Massively disappointed and really annoyed to have wasted a credit on this. For some crazy reason the publishers decided to have the book narrated by someone who sounds like a upper middle class Home Counties women in her fifties who pronounces room as 'rum'. It was WRONG WRONG WRONG for this character and might has well have been read by Pinky and Perky. Great book though. If I were you I would get a copy and actually read it.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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