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

    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

    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....

    Caitriona says: "A great book to listen to :)"
  • MaddAddam | Margaret Atwood

    MaddAddam

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
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    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.

  • The Blind Assassin | Margaret Atwood

    The Blind Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 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 Year of the Flood: MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 2 | Margaret Atwood

    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"
  • Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood

    Cat's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 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."
  • Alias Grace | Margaret Atwood

    Alias Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 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.

    Ecovisitor says: "Gripping and mesmerising"
  • Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood

    Bodily Harm

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bonnie Hurren
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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.

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

    The Vietnam War: A Concise International History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Mark Atwood Lawrence
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
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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.

    Mrs. T. L. Brown says: "A good intro to the Vietnam war"
  • Lady Oracle | Margaret Atwood

    Lady Oracle

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 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"
  • The Edible Woman | Margaret Atwood

    The Edible Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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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.

  • The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 2 (Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte) | Junot Diaz,Jennifer Egan,Sam Lipsyte

    The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 2 (Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte
    • Narrated By Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
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    "Take Me Home", by Ray Bradbury; "Monstro", by Junot Diaz; "The Golden Age", by Ursula K. Le Guin; "The Republic of Empathy", by Sam Lipsyte; "The Spider Women", by Margaret Atwood; and "Black Box", by Jennifer Egan.

  • The Penelopiad | Margaret Atwood

    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.

  • Wilderness Tips | Margaret Atwood

    Wilderness Tips

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Jennifer Vuletic
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    In each of these tales Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the single instant that shapes a whole life: in a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age. By superimposing the past on the present, Atwood paints interior landscapes shaped by time, regret, and life's lost chances, endowing even the banal with a sense of mystery.

  • Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood

    Dancing Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
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    Her men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms, different houses, or even different worlds. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humour, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition - and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one of the most important writers in English today.

    Margaret says: "Brilliant and satisfying"
  • Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You. | Meredith Atwood

    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.

    max says: "Move yout butt"
  • The Blind Assassin | Margaret Atwood

    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"
  • Moral Disorder | Margaret Atwood

    Moral Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
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    Margaret Atwood's latest brilliant collection of short stories follows the life of a single character, seen as a girl growing up the 1930s, a young woman in the 50s and 60s, and, in the present day, half of a couple, no longer young, reflecting on the new state of the world.

  • The Gospel According to Breaking Bad | Blake Atwood

    The Gospel According to Breaking Bad

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Blake Atwood
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
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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.

  • Amari | Steven Atwood

    Amari

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Steven Atwood
    • Narrated By Jason Law
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    Amari Prokop murdered her first victim at age eight. She acquired her own starship at 24. She started smuggling people from Earth to the freedom on Europa for a price, but found that blackmail and murder paid much better. All that wealth should have made her happy. But it didn't, nothing could fill that void she felt. She had to get out and start over. Now on her last job, all she has to do was kidnap Cloee Thompson from a government transport ship and hold her until Amari's employer was ready to take her.

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