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The Handmaid's Tale

Lu par : Joanna David
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In a remarkably prescient account of a dystopian society, this is Margaret Atwood's chilling tale of one woman's experience of an oppressive regime and the claustrophobic niche it insists she occupy.

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….

©2011 Margaret Atwood (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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  • Peter
  • 10/08/2017

Superb

Top marks for the story and the narration. The author transports us right through the wall of "that could never happen" into "yes that really could happen". That is quite an achievement - to make something which is both horrific and unecessary become a solid reality and something which happened **on purpose**. Which in turn carries us from "yes that really could happen" to "that must not be allowed to happen".

As for the narration, it may be the best I've come across in Audible. I'm not privy to the author's thoughts but I feel as if the narrator has captured every nuance as the author intended.

Recommended, without hesitation.

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  • Earnest
  • 09/04/2017

Pit stop to hell.

This story needs to be understood by all men and women without the interference of various "softening" or "dramatic license" or anything else. It is not perfect in either its form or content but it contains an imperative.
Read this and understand what is at risk. Already. Again.
Are we all to end up as footnotes in a sociological history conference in a galaxy far away? Without resistance?
We were warned.

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  • Anene Britz
  • 08/07/2017

A gripping story and a great performance.

I enjoyed the performance and the story, it was extremely well written but would have loved to have some more detail on a few things in the plot. It was definitely not an easy Sunday listen with some shocking content. Highly recommended.

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  • Marcel
  • 08/02/2018

Couldn't get into it.

I heard that this book was excellent. Unfortunately, it failed to get my full attention. The text is jam-packed with too many adjectives, which makes it slow to get any point across. The story itself is not that interesting either. I often felt that the author overlooked the readers by including long-winded narratives, which don't convey anything effectively. I simply couldn't finish this book. Got to the point that it became irritating. Overall, it is not a book I would recommend. I'm surprised it is popular.

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  • Trish
  • 24/09/2015

A must read

This book, gripping and chilling, grabs you from an apocalyptic future and propels you through an intense narrative about a world where religion has become the cruel, sinister dictator we all secretly fear that it could.

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  • Rodrigo
  • 24/10/2018

Great book not so great performer

It is sometimes difficult to understand dialogues because the performer does the same voice for everyone. In addition, at the end, it takes time to understand the Historical Remarks are not part of the main story as no sufficiently long pause or voice change is done by the performer.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22/10/2018

Gripping story and performance!!

Both the story and the performance is so gripping and thought provoking and masterfully executed.

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  • Miss M Holder
  • 18/08/2018

3 says to complete

1st time listening via audio book. My imagination still visualized, as when reading. Loved it.

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  • Chris
  • 04/08/2018

Better on TV

I have enjoyed the much extended television to greater exrend and read this just to see the starting material.

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  • Ruby Subba
  • 29/05/2018

Beautifully performed

The Handmaid’s Tale is an epic story but Joanna David’s performance brings it to life, subtle change in the tone or voice modulation brings the biggest of differences to the narrative. Really recommended.