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  • The Handmaid's Tale

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Feels like it moves slower than the tv series

  • By Anonymous User on 15-07-2019

Feministic chaos in Orwell'ian backdrop

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-2019

Beautifully read, engrossing plot and striking imagery. A warning of where attitudes can lead to

  • The Lacuna

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Born in the US and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing mother, Salome. When a violent incident sends him to North Carolina, he remakes himself in America's hopeful image. But political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When public ignorance, anger and fear prevail...

  • By John Blundell on 24-03-2016

Great story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-2019

Beautifully read, excellent story. The poetry was laid on a little thick for my liking, but i can appreciate it is a masterpiece