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MaddAddam Audiobook

MaddAddam: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Science Fiction, 2014

Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.

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. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb.

Zeb has been searching for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of MaddAddam is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge.

Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood - a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

©2013 Margaret Atwood (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"The final entry in Atwood’s brilliant MaddAddam trilogy roils with spectacular and furious satire.... Her vision is as affirming as it is cautionary, and the conclusion of this remarkable trilogy leaves us not with a sense of despair at mankind’s failings but with a sense of awe at humanity’s barely explored potential to evolve." (Publishers Weekly)

"Ten years after Oryx & Crake rocked readers the world over, Atwood brings her cunning, impish, and bracing speculative trilogy - following The Year of the Flood - to a gritty, stirring, and resonant conclusion.... Atwood is ascendant, from her resilient characters to the feverishly suspenseful plot involving battles, spying, cyberhacking, murder, and sexual tension.... The coruscating finale in an ingenious, cautionary trilogy of hubris, fortitude, wisdom, love, and life’s grand obstinacy." (Booklist)

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    J. Scott Arkansas 03-17-17
    J. Scott Arkansas 03-17-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Best trilogy I've read ever."

    Oryx and crake is a great 1st novel. However, the two sequels take you on trips in new storylines, revisitation of old storylines in new light, and on informative/emotional/suspenseful plot lines. I learned, I enjoyed, I cried, I fully loved the MADADDAM trilogy.

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    Tabitha Pearson 03-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Hope springs eternal. Thanks again Margaret Atwood"

    No one can tell a story like Margaret Atwood. The performance was perfect. The reader for Toby's part portrayed her sweetness and toughness beautifully.

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    doug macintosh 02-18-17
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    "really enjoyed this book"

    Margaret Atwood's dystopian futuristic fiction is so full of meaning for the world we live in. thanks While being dramatic and compelling, it draws you to reflect and learn a great deal.

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    William 01-31-17
    William 01-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A complete delight"

    Beautifully done. Great story, great narration and the most fitting conclusion to a wonderful trilogy.

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    Nicole Fanshier MOUNT STERLING, IL, US 01-06-17
    Nicole Fanshier MOUNT STERLING, IL, US 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    I was apprehensive about getting the last book, because of the many disappointed reviews made. But I couldn't not finish the story and see what the author had to say about the ending of her creation, so I bit the bullet and bought it. I am not disappointed. I loved the whole series, and each one is great in its own way, even though they are a trilogy. Reading books like these makes me wish I could write, that I had been blessed as Margaret Atwood has.

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    Dani Smith 12-26-16
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    "Great story, great telling"

    Margaret Atwood has been my favorite author since I read The Handmaid's Tale in high school lit, and she did not disappoint in this series. She's so good at bringing mindfulness to existing ills in the world by showing what their worst manifestations might be.
    I like how the latter half of the book(ish) is written like a story that someone is telling verbally or in a journal, and I like that in the narration each of the characters telling a story has their own voice. It's a lot of fun to listen to - with the Crakers much more present in this story than the other two, it's also the funniest of the three.

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    chakra314 12-10-16
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    "phenomenal story"

    I loved this book. by far my favorite trilogy, as well as my favorite book by Margaret Atwood.

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    Tom Paider Columbus, OH 11-21-16
    Tom Paider Columbus, OH 11-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Strange and lovely"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this series. It is strange and disturbing and funny and lovely all at the same time. The readers were excellent. I would recommend this to people who enjoy a post apocalyptic theme, with quite a bit of genetic science and a little fantasy to top it off.

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    Gavin Magaziner st. petersburg, FL, United States 10-29-16
    Gavin Magaziner st. petersburg, FL, United States 10-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Book three doesn't live up to expectation"

    This series started with a bang but ended in a whimper. All in all though, worth getting all three.

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    Laura Contreras 01-18-16
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    "I couldn't even finish it"

    Let me start off with the fact that I love Margaret Atwood and maybe I just had too high expectations for this book. eventually it just felt like it was dragging on with the daily lives of the survivors (do we really need that much detail on how they miss coffee?) and their lives beforehand (more interesting but also didn't do anything for the main story)
    Loved Oryx and Crake, would read it again, but this one I can't find the motivation to finish.

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