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    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, not sure about the choice of narrator

    • By Anna on 12-04-2017

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Hag-Seed

    • The Tempest Retold
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: R. H. Thomson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge. After 12 years revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Kathryn on 19-02-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Blind Assassin

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Even now, at the age of 82, Iris lives in the shadow cast by her younger sister Laura. Now poor and trying to cope with a failing body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well written but boring and uneventful

    • By Violet on 04-09-2017

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • Alias Grace

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Sixteen years have passed since Grace was locked up, at the age of 16, for the cold-blooded murders of her employer and his housekeeper/lover. Her alleged accomplice in the crimes, James McDermot, paid the extreme sentence of the law and was hanged on November 21, 1843. But some thought Grace was innocent, and her sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. After a spell in the Lunatic Asylum she now claims to have no memory of the murders, and so Dr Simon Jordan tries to wake the part of Grace's mind that lies dormant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story which leaves questions in your mind

    • By Anonymous User on 27-12-2018

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • The Testaments

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    The wait is over. And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, listeners had no way of telling what lay ahead for her – freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. 

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Oryx and Crake

    • MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Margaret Atwood's classic novel, The Handmaid's Tale, is about the future. Now, in Oryx and Crake, the future has changed: it's much worse. The narrator of this riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he's sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, poor narrator.

    • By jackie on 12-03-2017

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Cat's Eye

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Elaine Risley, a painter, returns to Toronto to find herself overwhelmed by her past. Memories of childhood - unbearable betrayals and cruelties - surface relentlessly, forcing her to confront the spectre of Cordelia, once her best friend and tormentor, who has haunted her for 40 years. An exceptional novel from the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing but...

    • By Anonymous User on 16-10-2018

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • The Year of the Flood

    • MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, the preservation of all species and the tending of the Earth - has long predicted the Waterless Flood. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have avoided it: the young trapeze-dancer, Ren, locked into the high-end sex club; and former SecretBurgers meat-slinger turned Gardener, Toby, barricaded into a luxurious spa. Have others survived?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Veronica on 17-07-2016

    Non-member price: $14.35

    • Stone Mattress

    • Nine Tales
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Lorna Raver, Margaret Atwood, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • The Edible Woman

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancé and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine, and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach ... The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed.

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • MaddAddam

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    A man-made plague has swept the Earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers - a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, one-time member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street-smart Zeb, who has an interesting past. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is hallucinating; Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack; and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who is flirting with Zeb.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Writing excellent. Production disappointing.

    • By johnnie on 16-12-2018

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • The Heart Goes Last

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around - and fast.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor characters

    • By Megan on 26-05-2016

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • Surfacing

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Kim Handysides
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Setting out with her lover and another young couple, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death lurk just beneath the surface, and sex becomes a catalyst for conflict and dangerous choices. Surfacing is a work permeated with an aura of suspense, complex with layered meanings, and written in brilliant, diamond-sharp prose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting...

    • By Maree grenfell on 24-12-2018

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Alias Grace

    • TV Tie-In Edition
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Sarah Gadon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery. Sixteen years have passed since teenaged Grace was locked up for the cold-blooded murder of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his lover, Nancy Montgomery. Saved from the gallows where her alleged accomplice was hanged, Grace claims to have no memory of the events which changed her life forever.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Monotonous

    • By Michele on 22-01-2018

    Non-member price: $54.63

    • The Robber Bride

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride is inspired by The Robber Bridegroom, a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, interesting read

    • By Arena on 24-05-2016

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • Lady Oracle

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    From fat girl to thin, from red hair to mud brown, from London to Toronto, from Polish count to radical husband - Joan Foster is utterly confused by her life of multiple identities. She decides to escape to an Italian hill town to take stock of her life. But first, she must organise her own death.

    Non-member price: $49.17

    • Bodily Harm

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bonnie Hurren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Rennie Wilford, a young jounalist running from her life, takes an assignment to a Caribbean island and tumbles into a world where no one is what they seem. When the burnt-out Yankee Paul (does he smuggle dope or hustle for the CIA?) offers her a no-hooks, no strings affair, she is caught up in a lethal web of corruption.

    Non-member price: $34.49

    • A Secret Sisterhood

    • The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Woolf
    • By: Emma Claire Sweeney, Emily Midorikawa, Margaret Atwood - foreword
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, this book will reveal Jane Austen's bond with a family servant, the amateur playwright Anne Sharp, how Charlotte Brontë was inspired by the daring feminist Mary Taylor, the transatlantic relationship between George Eliot and the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and the underlying erotic charge that lit the friendship of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield - a pair too often dismissed as bitter foes.

    Non-member price: $29.34

    • alias Grace

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Uve Teschner, Marie-Isabel Walke, Richard Barenberg
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig?

    Non-member price: $40.56

    • The Blind Assassin

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Nominated for the Man Booker International Prize, 2007.
    Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at 18 to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and 82, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While bewailing her unreliable body and deriding those who try to help her, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life and her perilous times, but in particular on the events surrounding her sister's tragic early death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Mrs. Kaja Malouf on 11-08-2017

    Non-member price: $12.72

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