The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Paperback Book

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Author: Margaret Atwood

Narrator: Claire Danes

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback, Abridged-CD, Unabridged-MP3

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Published: Oct 2014

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $19.99

Discs: 9

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

BookLender review by Bridget on 2011-12-18 10:01:00

Every one should read this book at least one. It is a very enlightening book that shows the world how it could be if we do not watch out.