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Alias Grace Audiobook

Alias Grace

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Publisher's Summary

From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Handmaid's Tale

Soon to be a Netflix Original series, Alias Grace takes listeners into the life of one of the most notorious women of the 19th century.

It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.

An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories?

Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

Cover photo by Sabrina Lantos, courtesy of Halfire Entertainment. The miniseries Alias Grace is a Halfire Entertainment Production made for CBC and Netflix.

©1996 O.W. Toad, Ltd. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 11-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"

    Boring. Narrator was very bland. Handmaid tale much better. Very Boring and hard to follow.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    jenjen54 11-13-17
    jenjen54 11-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't waste your credit....."

    By chapter 4 I was going to return the book, maybe it would better read than listened to. The narration is monotonous, and not very good, it was hard to tell which character was speaking, I found myself frustrated and rolling my eyes alot. I ended up finishing it simply because I looked up the true story of Grace Marks, and wanted to see how the author was going to finish it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda San jose, CA, United States 11-13-17
    Amanda San jose, CA, United States 11-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Historical fiction at its finest!"

    5 ✨'s! I loved this historical fiction rendition of this true crime story! It fully texplores the complications that arise due to the social constructs of the time, which may have led both to Grace's arrest, as well as to her ultimate fate. This is a MUST read for anyone who loves the Victorian hysteria trope. More please! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry

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    Jennifer Quijano 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good but not my favorite from Margaret Atwood"

    this is a very slow burn kind of story. I was hoping for a bigger payoff come the end of the story unfortunately that did not happen. I did enjoy the overall experience and getting to know Grace, as well as the entire experience that she goes through in this novel. However it was a bit dull, I would find myself drifting off and not pay attention there were a couple of times I would go back and reread entire chapters or paragraph but I still never felt like it added anything to the story. overall I would recommend this for anyone who's a big fan of Margaret work overall by no means is this a bad story just not my favorite of her works.

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    Peregrina 11-13-17
    Peregrina 11-13-17 Member Since 2009
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    "A very interesting read, especially now ..."

    This is a very worthwhile book, especially nowadays when so many men are coming forward admitting to harassing and abusing women. One "hears" Grace's contemporaries speak to her with such disdain much more clearly... However, the book is also a great listen aside from that "timeliness." I was going to listen to it while falling asleep, but stayed up, fascinated and saddened by her fate. "Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry"

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Reba Corral 11-12-17
    Reba Corral 11-12-17
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    "Recommend"

    I really enjoyed this story. Sarah Gadon gives an amazing performance. I can't say that I loved everything about it, but the characters are witty and smart. At the end I found myself wishing for Grace to have a happy ending.

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    pinkzebra 11-11-17
    pinkzebra 11-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Guilty, Innocent, or something in between"

    This story builds like a gentle climbing hill. You find yourself going up in suspense, walking at a gentle pace, only to fall into a pothole of doubt as you climb. The story is written much like the stories of its time, punctuated with poems from the contemporaries of that era. Stick with it long enough to train your ear to the speech of the time period and I think you will be pleasantly surprised at being drawn into the story fully. I thought Sarah Gadon did a great job using her voice as gently as the characters were written, with hints of inflection to bring the reader to question and doubt, Is this voice of Grace speaking the truth, or is instead the voice of an angry vengeful spirit? The reader must decide for themselves.

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    "So sad it's over! A fantastic book!!!"

    Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! Could wait to get to the next part. This book fully submerged me intp it's riveting depths. Highly recommend!!

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    CatholicMarriageLife 11-10-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome"

    Some of the best writing.
    Colorful, great narrative.
    Highly recommended.
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    SVega COLLEGE POINT, NY United States 11-09-17
    SVega COLLEGE POINT, NY United States 11-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Needed the accent"

    Don't like the voice . need the Irish broug a bit more. Her voice in the series was mesmerizing. Strong when needed soft when expected..this is my first audio book..so ..maybe its not for me.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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