The Power

By Naomi Alderman
Read by Adjoa Andoh

12.10 Hours 10/10/2017 unabridged
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What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? "The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post *WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION* One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice An Amazon Best Book of the Year "Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically. Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2017 Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction

An Entertainment Weekly Best Books of the Year selection

A New York Times Top 10 Book of 2017

A Washington Post Top 10 Book of 2017

A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017

An NPR Best Book of the Year

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A New York Times bestseller

A Bustle Pick of Best Books of 2017

A Paste Magazine Pick of 2017

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?
"The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post
*WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION*
One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year
One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year
A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
An Amazon Best Book of the Year

"Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR
All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically.

Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid’s Tale." Cosmopolitan
“Narratively complex, philosophically searching, and gorgeously rendered.” Elle
"The Power is our era’s The Handmaid’s Tale." Washington Post
“Fans of speculative fiction about empowered youth will be struck by Alderman’s speedy and thorough inhabitation of a world just different enough from ours to jolt the imagination. Mothers, lock up your boys.” Vanity Fair
“[Alderman’s] writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly.” NPR

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman is the author of several books, including The Liars’ Gospel and Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in 10 languages, and is being made into a film by Rachel Weisz. She was selected for Granta’s once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood to be part of the Rolex Mentor and Prot–g–e Arts Initiative. She is the co-creator and lead writer of the bestselling smartphone audio adventure app, Zombies, Run! She contributes regularly to the Guardian and presents “Science Stories” on BBC Radio 4.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English