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The Year of the Flood: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2 | [Margaret Atwood]

The Year of the Flood: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2

Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, the preservation of all species and the tending of the Earth - has long predicted the Waterless Flood. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have avoided it: the young trapeze-dancer, Ren, locked into the high-end sex club; and former SecretBurgers meat-slinger turned Gardener, Toby, barricaded into a luxurious spa. Have others survived?
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Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, the preservation of all species, and the tending of the Earth - has long predicted the Waterless Flood. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life.

Two women have avoided it: the young trapeze-dancer, Ren, locked into the high-end sex club; and former SecretBurgers meat-slinger turned Gardener, Toby, barricaded into a luxurious spa. Have others survived? And what are the odds for the human race?

By turn's dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most effective.

©2009 O.W. Toad. All rights reserved. Margaret Atwood has asserted her right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work.; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Atwood's mischievous, suspenseful, and sagacious dystopian novel follows the trajectory of current environmental debacles to a shattering possible conclusion with passionate concern and arch humor." (Booklist)
"Another stimulating dystopia from this always-provocative author, whose complex, deeply involving characters inhabit a bizarre yet frighteningly believable future." (Kirkus Reviews)

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  • James
    alberton johannesburg, South Africa
    11/15/10
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    "The Year of the Flood"

    This book is without doubt the worst audio book I have ever bought.The story line is way too long the hymns are awfull.I found myself wishing the book would end. Margaret should go back to her previous job and give up writing.

    The story line is tedious with irritating sermons and characters that do not have any deapth.

    I found no humor in this book.

    The life within gods gardeners revolved around adam 1 who was one dimensional and the two female characters.An audio book must grab you and take you on a journey this book took me no where.

    This is the first book of over 200 audio books that I refuse to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rosemary Close
    Tiptree
    10/10/09
    Overall
    "Year of the flood and awful hymns"

    I would have enjoyed this book far more without the sermons and the hymns. I like to listen to books when I'm running and it was annoying to either have to listen to these all the way through or stop and forward the audiobook. Story was good, narrator was excellent and would definitely buy more Attwood.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    11/24/10
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    "Sank without trace"

    The Year of the Flood is one of those books that you only select because you know the ?credentials? of the author, the synopsis sounds interesting and the narrator, Lorelia King is a professional and delivers - but not really understanding just what you are letting yourself in for!

    The first hymn had me frantically trying to find the iPod volume control and I must admit that I was in two minds whether to give up on the book and write it off as one of the turkeys that you inevitably purchase or to persevere and see how it goes.

    I battled on but the plot was tedious with absolutely no depth or feeling to the characters and I must admit it was a struggle.

    Would I have bought the book if I had known what lay ahead ? I don?t think so!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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