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Halfway to Free

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Narrated by: Samira Wiley
Length: 52 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Audible narration by Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale).
Raising a family is the ultimate luxury as the human race teeters on the brink of extinction in this visionary short story by Emma Donoghue, the bestselling author of Room.

Miriam was raised in a society without children. To offset the devastation of climate change, state-of-the-art birth control has made daycares and playgrounds things of the past. As tempting as the government inducements are to remain child-free, Miriam’s curiosity about the people who “drop out” of society to become parents grows. When she finds a like-minded partner, she must choose between the rewarding comforts she knows and the unknowable mysteries of being a mother.

Emma Donoghue’s Halfway to Free is part of Out of Line, an incisive collection of funny, enraging, and hopeful stories of women’s empowerment and escape. Each piece can be listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.

©2020 Emma Donoghue (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Sarah P.
  • 16-10-20

Thought-provoking

Well-acted, interesting tale of dystopian future. After humans overpopulated the earth and endangered their existence, strict controls were placed on reproduction.

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  • rachel gongola
  • 28-09-20

Boring🥵

Really hated this book it was free thank goodness I’ll glad I didn’t pay for it

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  • DejaVu
  • 25-09-20

Good narration but...

Samira did a great job narrating the book. However the actual story never caught my attention.At least it was something short to read before going to bed, but I can't say it was anything special.

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  • Susan 🎧Audible-a-holic🎧 Crowe
  • 13-09-20

definitely different

I didn't hate or dislike but I definitely didn't love or even like. narration: pretty good. the whole thing was just a so-so experience.

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  • jen4choice
  • 12-09-20

“We waited for morning”

“We waited for morning...” I’m still waiting. What happens next? The hallmark of a well-written short story, leaving you wanting more.

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  • Sekai
  • 03-09-20

Two thumbs down

Sadly,This book did not Hold my attention at all! It was very hard to get into.The story line and premise Not that good I guess they all can't be winners.