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- By: Margaret Atwood
- Narrated by: Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, and others
- Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
More than 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.
So grateful for more Aunt Lydia!!
- By Anonymous User on 12-09-2019
Finally... the rest of the story
A satisfying sequel to the original book that also builds on the TV series. It gives you an insight into the lives of other characters and roles that we have not heard much of before: the aunts, the commanders' daughters, and baby Nicole. I particularly enjoyed the new layers to Aunt Lydia and several other elements that came together to give a more complex and well-rounded picture of Gilead and a feeling of at least partial redemption.
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