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  • Oryx and Crake: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1 | Margaret Atwood
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    Oryx and Crake: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By John Chancer
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    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.

    Paula says: "Compulsive Listen"
  • The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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    The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Joanna David
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    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....

    Richard says: "Simply Excellent"
  • The Year of the Flood: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2 | Margaret Atwood
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    The Year of the Flood: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    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?

    Mary says: "Floated my boat"
  • The Blind Assassin | Margaret Atwood
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    The Blind Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    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.

    Anthony says: "Compelling"
  • The Blind Assassin | Margaret Atwood
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    The Blind Assassin

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    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.

    Paul says: "Excellent book"
  • Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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    Cat's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
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    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.

    Eva says: "Careless editing."
  • Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You. | Meredith Atwood
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    Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You.

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Meredith Atwood
    • Narrated By Angela Ellis
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    Triathlon for the Every Woman is a hilarious, fun and informative read - full of expert advice, training tips, and stories to turn a tired, busy woman into a tired, busy woman triathlete - no matter her size, age, or place in life. Meredith Atwood, an overweight and overworked wife, mother, and attorney, went from the couch to the finish of a half Ironman triathlon in a little over a year. Her book, full of contributions from expert coaches, nutritionists and athletes, takes the reader through the disciplines of swimming, biking and running.

  • The Vietnam War: A Concise International History | Mark Atwood Lawrence
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    The Vietnam War: A Concise International History

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    • By Mark Atwood Lawrence
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    Hailed as a "pithy and compelling account of an intensely relevant topic" (Kirkus Reviews), this wide-ranging volume offers a superb account of a key moment in modern U.S. and world history. Drawing upon the latest research in archives in China, Russia, and Vietnam, Mark Lawrence creates an extraordinary, panoramic view of all sides of the war.

  • Lady Oracle | Margaret Atwood
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    Lady Oracle

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    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.

    Astrid says: "Hooked"
  • Alias Grace | Margaret Atwood
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    Alias Grace

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Diana Quick
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    Locked up at the age of 16 for the bloody murders of her employer and his housekeeper, Grace Marks was lucky not to have been hung. But the questions remain: innocent or guilty, instigator or innocent dupe? Sixteen years later, Dr Simon Jordan, an expert in amnesia, is given access to Grace, who now spends most of her days as a servant in the home of the prison Governor, befriended by the Governor's wife who believes in her innocence.

    Eleanor says: "I tried"
  • Good Bones and Simple Murders & the Tent | Margaret Atwood
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    Good Bones and Simple Murders & the Tent

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Laurence Bouvard
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    In Good Bones and Simple Murders, Margaret Atwood displays, in condensed and crystallized form, the trademark wit and virtuosity of her best-selling novels. Among the jewels gathered here are Gertrude offering Hamlet a piece of her mind, the real truth about the Little Red Hen, a reincarnated bat explaining how Bram Stoker got Dracula all wrong, and the five methods of making a man. There are parables, monologues, prose poems, condensed science fiction, reconfigured fairy tales, and other miniature masterpieces. In The Tent, Margaret Atwood has penned a collection of smart and entertaining fictional essays.

  • The Edible Woman | Margaret Atwood
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    The Edible Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
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    Marian is truly ordinary, just waiting to get married. She likes her work, her broody flatmate, and her sober fiancé Peter. All goes well at first, but Marian has reckoned without an inner self that wants something more, an inner self that calmly sabotages her careful plans and stable routine: and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach.

  • Alias Grace | Margaret Atwood
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    Alias Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Shelley Thompson
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    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.

    Ecovisitor says: "Gripping and mesmerising"
  • Moral Disorder | Margaret Atwood
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    Moral Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
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    This collection of stories from Margaret Atwood resembles a photograph album: a series of clearly observed moments that trace the course of a life and also of the other lives intertwined with it.

  • The Gospel According to Breaking Bad | Blake Atwood
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    The Gospel According to Breaking Bad

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    • By Blake Atwood
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    The Gospel According to Breaking Bad takes a thoroughly Christian look at AMC's popular and critical TV hit. Covering such weighty theological issues like identity, death, justice, power, fate, free will, and the gospel itself, listeners will be coerced into thinking more deeply about the universal questions Breaking Bad asks. In sections covering the colors and metaphors of Breaking Bad, fans will also come to a further appreciation for one of the most well-done TV series in recent history.

  • The Penelopiad | Margaret Atwood
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    The Penelopiad

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
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    For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan War was not a simple business. Already aggrieved that he had been lured away due to the shocking behaviour of her beautiful cousin Helen, Penelope must bring up her wayward son, face down scandalous rumours, and keep over 100 lustful, greedy, and bloodthirsty suitors at bay.... And then, when Odysseus finally returns and slaughters the murderous suitors, he hangs Penelope's 12 maids.

  • First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors | Margaret Atwood,Roy Blount Jr.,Pat Conroy,Gail Godwin,Stephen King,Norman Mailer,Joyce Carol Oates,William Styron,Amy Tan,John Updike
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    First Words: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors

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    • By Margaret Atwood, Roy Blount Jr., Pat Conroy, and others
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    Most kids write stories. Only a few of them grow up to be successful authors. But before there was Carrie, there was Jhonathan and the Witchs. And before there was Rabbit Angstrom, Toyota Dealer, there was Manuel Cirarro, famous detective. Could we have seen the seeds of success in Stephen King's and John Updike's juvenilia? A funny and surprisingly informative gathering of childhood creations by today's most celebrated writers.

  • The Blind Assassin | Margaret Atwood
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    The Blind Assassin

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    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Margot Dionne
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    With The Blind Assassin, Atwood proves once again that she is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of the time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, this Book Prize-winner is destined to become a classic.

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  • Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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    Bodily Harm

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    • By Margaret Atwood
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    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.

  • Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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    Dancing Girls

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    • By Margaret Atwood
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    Students and journalists, farmers and birdwatchers, ex-wives, adolescent lovers and dancing girls. All are ordinary people. Or are they? In this splendid collection of short stories, Margaret Atwood maps the human motivation we scarcely know we have in a startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence.

    Margaret says: "Brilliant and satisfying"
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