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Featuring an all-new interview with Professor Piexoto, this exclusive bonus content also includes a brand-new afterword from Margaret Atwood and an essay written by author Valerie Martin.

©1985 O.W. Toad, Ltd. First American Edition 1986. Published by special arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Skip Chapter 1 if you listened via the library

I've heard the original book (exactly the same production as offered on here) via my local library lending service, so thought this was an extended-extended interview. It isn't.

So if you listened to the main book via Bolinda Digital (who supply most libraries with audiobooks) then the first 50 minutes with the prof. (Chapter one) you will already have heard as part as the original book, they simply add it as the last chapter.

However, Chapter Two, is new, and well worth listening to.

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Really disappointed!

My own fault but I thought this was the actual book! My sight isn’t great, hence audible books, so I misread description. Gutted!

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The Handmaid Tale

Really well written and read, it has made it a bit easier to understand the book and understand the series on channel 4.

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Saving Grace

I was lost and confused on first reading the original novel. my lack of understanding has been much helped by the subsequent essay by Margaret Atwood and by Valen Martin. I now feel challenged to go back to the original with more confidence

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Dry Laborious Listen

Very difficult to get into the story. The monotonous tone of the narrators did nothing for the book. I for one will not be listening to the rest of the books in this serious.

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boring

Not worth the download or time, it's pretty boring and nothing like the actual book like it seems

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Worth a listen

Gives some excellent analysis and background. Really interesting, I have always loved the book, glad I took the time to hear this.

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Fantastic narration.

So enjoyed listening to this book. Story is told by three characters and each is read by a different actress. Also loved how Mrs Atwood has concluded her classic well loved story.

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Great addition.

A short but great addition to the story which adds a lot to the tale and explains a bit about the thinking behind it.

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fab book

love the hands maid tales great book
Featuring an all-new interview with Professor Piexoto, this exclusive bonus content also includes a brand-new afterword from Margaret Atwood and an essay written by author Valerie Martin.