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    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,267

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A favourite

    • By Raison on 10-11-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Alias Grace

    • TV Tie-In Edition
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Sarah Gadon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery. Sixteen years have passed since teenaged Grace was locked up for the cold-blooded murder of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his lover, Nancy Montgomery. Saved from the gallows where her alleged accomplice was hanged, Grace claims to have no memory of the events which changed her life forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True-life case explored from multiple perspectives

    • By K. J. Noyes on 31-12-17

    Regular price: £34.99

    • 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 816
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682

    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.

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

    • By Martin on 03-02-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 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 out of 5 stars 500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366

    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?

    • 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 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Anthony on 15-02-11

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Cat's Eye

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Careless editing.

    • By Eva O'Donnell on 16-02-14

    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 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book of the trilogy!

    • By BB on 02-10-15

    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 544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 501

    Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around - and fast.

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

    • By Reena Kumar on 22-04-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • The Robber Bride

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride is inspired by The Robber Bridegroom, a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meet some true evil

    • By Tuke on 20-03-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Alias Grace

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enthralling

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-02-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Hag-Seed

    • The Tempest Retold
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: R. H. Thomson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge. After 12 years revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing, entertaining and clever

    • By Kirstine on 09-12-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Edible Woman

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancé and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine, and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach ... The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Helen on 01-12-15

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Stone Mattress

    • Nine Tales
    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Lorna Raver, Margaret Atwood, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace.

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

    • By Wras on 10-08-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Lady Oracle

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hooked

    • By Astrid on 16-02-10

    Regular price: £31.49

    • The Blind Assassin

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Paul on 27-08-07

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Penelopiad

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

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

    • By Miss Z Cook on 25-11-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Moral Disorder

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: £31.49

    • A Secret Sisterhood

    • The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Brontë, Eliot and Woolf
    • By: Emma Claire Sweeney, Emily Midorikawa, Margaret Atwood - foreword
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, this book will reveal Jane Austen's bond with a family servant, the amateur playwright Anne Sharp, how Charlotte Brontë was inspired by the daring feminist Mary Taylor, the transatlantic relationship between George Eliot and the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and the underlying erotic charge that lit the friendship of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield - a pair too often dismissed as bitter foes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Vikzwrites on 11-06-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L. M. Montgomery, Margaret Atwood - foreword
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley has never known a real home. Since her parents' deaths, she's bounced around to foster homes and orphanages. When she is sent by mistake to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she wants to stay forever. But Anne is not the sturdy boy Matthew and Marilla were expecting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting

    • By Ruth on 05-01-09

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Episode 78: Margaret Atwood, Evangelizing Against Climate Change, and Greek Tragedy

    • By: David Remnick, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    An evangelical Christian climate scientist speaks with David Remnick about explaining global warming to skeptical audiences...

    Regular price: £0.99

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