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 Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes (Romeo and Juliet, The Hours) 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.
Cover Art by Fred Marcellino. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Whether you’re obsessed with the hit TV series or tapping into Margaret Atwood’s unsettling dystopia for the first time, this award-winning audiobook is a vital listen. Actress Claire Danes’ matter-of-fact reading lends an extra sense of realism to Atwood’s chilling classic about a terrifying, plausible future in which American religious extremists rule a totalitarian government that relegates women to serving powerful men. The simple fact that Danes’ voice is so familiar made this provocative and incendiary story that much more affecting.
This book is fantastic! I couldn’t stop listening. Only took me four days to finish it.
Expectations vs reality
My expectations was high bc I love this series on tv I had my coworkers watching it too but ugh this audiobook was painful n still dumbfounded that I paid $20 for this ..... I thought the last part of the book I had pressed a button for cc with narrative I kept looking at my phone wondering wth is this .... expectations 10⭐️reality 2⭐️for the art work...11 hours smh 🤦🏽♀️
Can’t listen via Apple Watch, won’t connect w Apple AirPods, fights me on wanting to play in general. For me this was a waste of money. I really wanted this book and now I have to rebuy it somewhere else.