The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

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Brought to you by Penguin, the audiobook edition of The Handmaid's Tale, read by Elisabeth Moss, star of the Channel 4 TV series.

Shortlisted for Audiobook of the Year at the British Book Awards 2020.

Winner of Best Audiobook (Fiction) at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020.

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.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of 21st-century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

(c)2011 O W Toad Ltd (P)2019 Penguin Audio
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Product details

  • Vintage Digital
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1473560926
  • 9781473560925

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The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit * Independent * Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic * The Listener * A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist Compulsively readable * Daily Telegraph *
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About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood (Author)
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam Trilogy. Her 1985 classic The Handmaid's Tale went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against him; and the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series. Sales of the English language edition have now topped 8 million copies worldwide.

Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
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1,543,333 ratings
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5 43% (656,850)
4 35% (545,437)
3 16% (239,357)
2 4% (67,379)
1 2% (34,310)
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