The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood audiobook

The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood
Read by Claire Danes

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781491519110

  • ISBN: 9781491519110

Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection of 20 Dystopian Novels Everyone Should Read

A PBS Great American Read selection

Nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Audie Award Winner for Best Fiction Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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
“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
“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
“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 is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. She is the recipient of dozens of awards, including joint winner of the Booker Prize in 2019, as well as the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, among many others.

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Details

Details

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