Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood

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Narrated By: Amy Landecker, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford, Elisabeth Moss

Duration: 11 hours and 23 minutes

What to expect

Brought to you by Penguin, the audiobook edition of The Handmaid’s Tale, read by Elisabeth Moss, star of the Channel 4 TV series.

Shortlisted for Audiobook of the Year at the British Book Awards 2020.

Winner of Best Audiobook (Fiction) at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020.

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.

©2011 O W Toad Ltd (P)2019 Penguin Audio


Classic fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction, Dystopian & utopian fiction, Narrative theme: Social issues, Feminism & feminist theory

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Compulsively readable

Daily Telegraph

A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist

Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic

The Listener

Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit


The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story