The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Set in the Republic of Gilead, the former United States, during the late twentieth century. The declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure where all young women who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime men. This is the story of one of these young women.
Publisher: Fredericton, NB : BTC Audio Books, [2004]
ISBN: 9780864923417
Branch Call Number: c823 A88h4
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (ca. 2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: O'Brien, Michael 1965-
Alternative Title: Handmaid's tale


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Feb 06, 2018

Abridged dramatization! No thanks.

Oct 14, 2017

this is NOT an audiobook for a Atwood novel. Only 2 disks, it's like a short play ! Disappointing.

Jan 15, 2017

The library description says this is unabridged. It also says, "dramatization". When I saw it was only 2 CDs I realized this is not the whole book. The Claire Danes audio version is 11 hours.

paigegorsak Aug 20, 2013

I wanted to love this story so much - and honestly, I did love the story. But this audiobook is a dramatized telling, not just a single voice actor telling the story and playing the characters. With the voice actors switching, with music and with sound effects, this audiobook CD constantly pulled me out of Margaret Atwood's impressive tale. Just get the book! Or at least a version by a single voice actor.

Jul 20, 2011

An interesting short story. Stayed in my thoughts long after it was done.

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