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Margaret Atwood's Top 4 Dystopian Listens

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is an undisputed classic of dystopian fiction, which has become a global phenomenon and inspired an award-winning TV series. In the sequel, The Testaments, Atwood returns to Gilead to answer the questions that have tantalised fans for decades.
But once you've left Gilead, where should you go next? Who better to recommend your next dark dystopian listen than Margaret Atwood herself?

George Orwell's 1984

‘Orwell became a direct model for me much later in my life – in the real 1984, the year in which I began writing a somewhat different dystopia, The Handmaid’s Tale.’

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

‘It’s still as vibrant, fresh, and somehow shocking as it was when I first read it.’

Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go

'A brilliantly executed book by a master craftsman who has chosen a difficult subject: ourselves, seen through a glass, darkly.'

Naomi Alderman's The Power

‘Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything.'