The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood audiobook

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood
Read by Claire Danes

Brilliance Audio
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781491519110

Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018 Audie Award, Fiction, 2013 Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes (Temple Grandin, Homeland) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, one of the most powerful and widely read novels of our time. After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the 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 even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression. The Handmaid's Tale is part of Audible’s A-List Collection, featuring the world’s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Audie Award Winner for best fiction narration

a PBS Great American Read selection

AudioFile Earphones Award winner

Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018

Audie Award, Fiction, 2013

Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes (Temple Grandin, Homeland) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, one of the most powerful and widely read novels of our time.

After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the 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 even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.

The Handmaid's Tale is part of Audible’s A-List Collection, featuring the world’s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The Handmaid’s Tale…shares the crown with 1984 for most important speculative novel of the twentieth century.” New York Times
“A novel that brilliantly illuminates some of the darker interconnections between politics and sex…Just as the world of Orwell’s 1984 gripped our imaginations, so will the world of Atwood’s handmaid!” Washington Post
"The Handmaid’s Tale deserves the highest praise.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Atwood takes many trends which exist today and stretches them to their logical and chilling conclusions…An excellent novel about the directions our lives are taking…Read it while it’s still allowed.” Houston Chronicle
“Claire Danes sparkles in this performance…Danes’ Offred is complex, and her flashes of intense strength highlight her vulnerability. This is a consuming listen, thanks to Danes’ emotional subtleties. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Brings out the very best in Atwood—moral vision, biting humor, and a poet’s imagination.” Chatelaine

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Author

Author Bio: Margaret Atwood

Author Bio: Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s books have been published in more than thirty-five countries. Her novels The Handmaid’s Tale and Cat’s Eye were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Blind Assassin was awarded the Booker Prize, Alias Grace won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy. In 2005 Atwood received the Edinburgh International Book Festival Enlightenment Award. She lives in Toronto.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English