The MaddAddam Trilogy

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,642 ratings

Oryx and Crake Publisher's Summary

The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is 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. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. 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, who think of him as a kind of monster, 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.

With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers.

©2002 O.W. Toad, Ltd. (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Oryx and Crake

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,427
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,457

    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

    • Oryx and Crake

    • MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Renny on 03-29-06

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Oryx and Crake

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of those books that stays with you for years!

    • By Erica on 10-03-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • 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 3,228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,564
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573

    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

    • The Year of the Flood

    • MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strange and ponderous

    • By Jennifer on 04-07-11

    Regular price: $9.80

  • Book 3

    • 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 2,493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,225

    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

    • MaddAddam

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    Regular price: $22.38