The MaddAddam Trilogy
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  • 1

    Oryx and Crake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (1664)
    Performance
    (831)
    Story
    (834)

    As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

    Doug says: "Very Scary Stuff"
    Very Scary Stuff

    Atwood does her usual great job of not only telling a gripping tale, but of cautioning us about the costs of technology in terms of not only the effec..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2003 by Doug (Wilsonville, OR, USA)
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    Oryx and Crake: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By John Chancer
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    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.

    Renny says: "Fantastic"
    Fantastic

    I really enjoyed this title, it was so good that it only lasted 2 long listening sessions! I only wish there were more *unabridged* works from Margare..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2006 by Renny (VILLENA, Spain)
  • 2

    The Year of the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (1030)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (576)

    The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life.

    Melinda says: "thought-provoking, engaging dystopic fiction"
    thought-provoking, engaging dystopic fiction

    Very well-written and engaging narrative; I enjoyed the characters and the storyline. I would encourage readers/listeners to check out Oryx and Crake,..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 10 2010 by Melinda (Prince George, BC, Canada)
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    The Year of the Flood: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    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?

    Jennifer says: "Strange and ponderous"
    Strange and ponderous

    It's been a couple of years since I read Oryx and Crake and I think after listening to this one I need to go back and reread and see how they fit tog..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2011 by Jennifer (Kenmore, Australia)
  • 3

    MaddAddam: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (476)

    Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator.

    Tery says: "dystopian heaven"
    dystopian heaven

    Definitely. But I would caveat that with a "buy the whole series, not just this book". Not just because of context and continuity - but really because..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2013 by Tery (Chicago, IL, United States)
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    MaddAddam

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A man-made plague has swept the Earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers - a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, one-time member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street-smart Zeb, who has an interesting past. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is hallucinating; Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack; and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who is flirting with Zeb.

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