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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

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 17-07-2019

An enthralling story . it captures the imagination and delivers a few shocks. Many human conditions are examined. the narration was excellent, too

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  • Les Miserables

  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Miserables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor. Despite this, he is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector Javert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's a Classic for a Reason

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-09-2018

Hugo's Classic

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

Reviewed: 08-11-2016

A masterpiece... and just as relevant and docially insightful today as when it was written