The Handmaid's Tale: the book that inspired the hit TV series and BBC Between the Covers Big Jubilee Read


Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
345
Narrator
48
Release Date
April 2019
Duration
11 hours 24 minutes
Summary
Brought to you by Penguin.

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.

Read by Elisabeth Moss, star of the hit Channel 4 TV series.

Go back to where it all began with the dystopian novel behind the award-winning TV series.

'I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.'

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford - her assigned name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.

Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.

'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it' Guardian

'A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist', Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other.


©2011 O W Toad Ltd (P)2019 Penguin Audio
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Francesca M.

fantastic

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Anonymous

great and convincing voice

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Anonymous

Fantastic story

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Sophie M.

brilliant book. narration very good but would have been better if characters' voices were more different from each other.

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Chanel M.

Pure genius!!!

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Cathrine Aoll

I kept reading this book waiting for something to grip my attention to no avail. It was too flat and slow for me.

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Christine M.

Excellent book and the narrator brings the story to life.

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Shelagh M.

Profound story that haunts the reader for quite a time. Elizabeth Moss is truly the right voice of Offred.

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Katie W.

Loved this book, I don’t know why I didn’t read it sooner. Honestly read it, the narrator is amazing and the story is amazing. It’s a must read

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Niki Collier

A cautionary tale that lived to see it's truth. Enjoyed the narrative - first time I found patience to put up with the pernicious details that are such love affair of Atwood.

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Dermot L.

Engaging listen

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Maria L.

Brilliant story and well read by Elisabeth Moss

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Florentina G.

Great audiobook, well written and well read. I recommend it.

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Jade Grace W.

Fantastic modern classic, I remember reading this for the first time and being in awe. Great audiobook, well written and well read. Really makes you think, it’s as relevant today as it was the day it was written.

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Alma C.

Excellent listen. Elizabeth Moss is a perfect fix for June and an excellent narrator. Helps to fill gaps in series 1. Can’t wait for the Testements

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