The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale Summary

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Read by Elisabeth Moss, star of the hit Channel 4 TV series. 

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.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of 21st-century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

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  • Book 1

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of 21st-century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

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    Regular price: £23.99

  • Book 2

    • The Testaments

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    The wait is over. And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. 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. Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. 

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Handmaid's Tale: Exclusive Bonus Content

    • By: Margaret Atwood, Valeri Martin - essay
    • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. 

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