Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam Trilogy. Her 1985 classic The Handmaid's Tale went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against him; and the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series. Sales of the English language edition have now topped 8 million copies worldwide. Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Sign up to the Margaret Atwood newsletter for all the latest news: penguin.co.uk/margaretatwood Photo credit: Liam Sharp

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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 335
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      5 out of 5 stars 305
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Azzz on 29-05-19

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Testaments

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    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....

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Oryx and Crake

    • MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 984
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 832
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 837

    Margaret Atwood's classic novel, The Handmaid's Tale, is about the future....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing, disturbing, amusing, entertaining

    • By Martin on 03-02-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Alias Grace

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570

    Sixteen years have passed since Grace was locked up....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully written and narrated

    • By Brid on 30-09-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • 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 577
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners has long predicted the Waterless Flood. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have avoided it....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Sharp Divide

    • By Isolde on 31-01-13

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Blind Assassin

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 326

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully brutal

    • By JC Niala on 02-02-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • 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 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From dystopia to utopia

    • By TheCrook on 02-08-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • 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 611
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 566

    Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but Atwood has done better

    • By Reena Kumar on 22-04-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • The Penelopiad

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan War was not a simple business....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting concept, not enough depth

    • By Miss Z Cook on 25-11-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • 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 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bitter, bitter old age tales that sting

    • By Wras on 10-08-16

    Regular price: £23.49

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