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    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30,138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27,399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27,393

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Top Pick for 2012

    • By Em on 11-30-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

    • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,006
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,071
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,005

    After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

    • By ambER on 04-20-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Alias Grace

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Sarah Gadon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read the book after watching the series.

    • By Sheri Martin on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Surfacing

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Kim Handysides
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Setting out with her lover and another young couple, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death lurk just beneath the surface, and sex becomes a catalyst for conflict and dangerous choices. Surfacing is a work permeated with an aura of suspense, complex with layered meanings, and written in brilliant, diamond-sharp prose.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure where this book was going

    • By Sherry on 12-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Oryx and Crake

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Scary Stuff

    • By Doug on 07-21-03

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Year of the Flood

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Atwood at her very best!

    • By Linda Novak on 10-18-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • MaddAddam

    • A Novel
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,548
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fine Finish

    • By Bill S. on 01-31-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Testaments

    • A Novel
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, fans had no way of telling what lay ahead for her - freedom, prison, or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Blind Assassin

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Margot Dionne
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,487
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 878
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 875

    With The Blind Assassin, Atwood proves once again that she is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of the time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, this Book Prize-winner is destined to become a classic.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible audio quality

    • By G. Sierra on 04-12-10

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Heart Goes Last

    • A Novel
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,611
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

    Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around - and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed, and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in...for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful and intriguing

    • By Stephanie on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • Special Edition
    • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes, Ray Porter, Margaret Atwood, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing read.

    • By TaylorAlma on 08-21-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pit stop to hell.

    • By Earnest on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Penelopiad

    • The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 203

    In Homer's account in The Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for 20 years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan war after the abduction of Helen, Penelope manages, in the face of scandalous rumours, to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Atwood- but not at her best

    • By sioux on 01-02-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Stone Mattress

    • Nine Tales
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Rob Delaney, Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 335

    A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Includes 3 great short stories

    • By Vered on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Hag-Seed

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: R.H. Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: Not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The play on the Play's the thing

    • By Mel on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Cat's Eye

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 392

    Cat's Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Sarah on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Episode 78: Margaret Atwood, Evangelizing Against Climate Change, and Greek Tragedy

    • By: David Remnick, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    An evangelical Christian climate scientist speaks with David Remnick about explaining global warming to skeptical audiences...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Margaret Atwood: We Lost Ursula Le Guin When We Needed Her Most

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When I finally got the brilliant and renowned writer Ursula K. Le Guin all to myself on a stage in Portland, some years ago, I asked her the question I’d always been longing to ask: “Where do the ones who walk away from Omelas go?” Tricky question! She changed the subject.

    "Margaret Atwood: We Lost Ursula Le Guin When We Needed Her Most" is from the January 24, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Margaret Atwood and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Robber Bride

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 403

    Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom", a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Story with Great Narration

    • By Mariah on 05-21-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Moral Disorder and Other Stories

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Margaret Atwood is acknowledged as one of the foremost writers of our time. In Moral Disorder, she has created a series of interconnected stories that trace the course of a life and also the lives intertwined with it, those of parents, of siblings, of children, of friends, of enemies, of teachers, and even of animals. As in a photograph album, time is measured in sharp, clearly observed moments.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding stories about life

    • By Dunja on 02-09-12

    Regular price: $27.93

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