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The Handmaid's Tale Audiobook

The Handmaid's Tale

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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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  • h
    London, United Kingdom
    5/26/17
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    "Bleak, ponderous and pointless."

    God this is bleak. Utterly joyless. I found it quite implausible and lacking in insight. Atwood writes well, but I can't recommend this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ianto
    UK
    5/26/17
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    "Great story, prefer a different speaker"

    The book was fascinating. The speaker did not match with the character of the main protagonist in my opinion. The ending is very unexpected, and many questions remain. Cleverly written and chillingly possible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/17/17
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    "Scary - because it could happen"

    The banality of evil beautifully crafted. On a par with '1984' and 'Never Let Me Go'. A modern masterpiece.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pippa H.
    5/11/17
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    "Quite brilliant!"

    Absolutely excellent book beautifully read! Was upset when it was over. Bravo Margaret Atwood and credit to Joanna David for doing the writer justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa-Marie Heaney
    5/9/17
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    "As important as it has ever been."

    An excellent story, very well narrated. I often find narrators annoying at first and have to get used to their voices. This wasn't the case for Joanna David. The insight offered into how society can serve the few at the expense of the many is of comparable significance to Animal Farm.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    london
    5/8/17
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    "TV show much better.. too much discribing"

    boring to be honest sent me to sleep on the pane at least.. story so so so slow....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lydia
    5/5/17
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    "Good story, would be easier on paper"

    The story was fascinating and the performance was very good, but it is a book that is more suited to being read then listened to.

    It is one of those books where you find your self stopping, whilst reading, to think about what they've just written, something which you don't give your self time for when listening. This means the book runs ahead of you while you are still mulling it over, and I had to rewind parts because I had been to focused on the last part.

    All in all I would recommend the story but would urge you to read a physical copy.

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  • JK
    4/21/17
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    "Will always be contemporary!"

    Made me think about the women who do live in that kind society... A very good narrator, a very thought-provoking story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    4/14/17
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    "Interesting but not gripping"

    Very good narration, story was interesting but not gripping, unusual ending wrapped up book but not story so slightly disappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Lee
    4/11/17
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    "Powerful story"

    great dramatic reading and a gripping book. the themes of the story really resonated with me. food for thought...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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