Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a multiple award-winning Canadian novelist and poet, known for The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, The Blind Assassin, and a host of other celebrated works. Below, a selection of audiobooks curated exclusively for Audible listeners by one of the most internationally renowned names in Canadian literature.
    • Written by: Joseph Boyden
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Series: Bird Family Chronicles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 2010-06-02
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 136 ratings
    • Margaret says:
    • A First World War book with a difference, chronicling the role of the Indigenous hunters who became sure-shot snipers, and the many wounds inflicted by and upon them.
    • Written by: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 2013-09-10
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 214 ratings
    • Margaret says:
    • When my mother was over 90 and blind, her family read to her — as she read to us when we were small. We discovered that Agatha Christie was very well-suited to being read aloud: succinct sentences, finger-biting plot. Ten corpses on an island, with no way on or off.
    • The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1
    • Written by: Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Series: Earthsea, Book 1
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 2009-04-10
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 60 ratings
    • Margaret says:
    • Ursula K. LeGuin’s other-world story about a school for wizards and the lures and dangers of misusing power: a precursor to Harry Potter, and an enchanting set of tales in its own right.
    • The Deptford Trilogy, Book 1
    • Written by: Robertson Davies
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Series: Deptford Trilogy, Book 1
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 2011-12-02
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 96 ratings
    • Margaret says:
    • The first book of the Deptford Triology: introducing the curmudgeonly Southern Ontario narrator, his eccentric views, and his connections with the world of magic. Davies was trained as an actor, and was well aware of the dramatic uses to which the human voice could be put.
    • Written by: Mary Renault
    • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
    • Series: Theseus, Book 1
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 2015-03-12
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings
    • Margaret says:
    • If you like historical fiction, it’s hard to beat this one: the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, as it might have happened in reality: well-reasoned, with a grounding in archeology
    • Written by: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 2006-05-22
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 44 ratings
    • Margaret says:
    • I reviewed this tragic ghost story set in the time of American slavery when it first came out, and continue to find it haunting, dramatic, and expertly told.
    • Written by: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Catherine O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 2017-03-09
    • Language: English
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    • Margaret says:
    • I was obsessed with this book when I was 9 or 10. A motley group of adventurers (including two bickering scientists) sets out in search of a plateau in South America where dinosaurs are rumoured to still be alive. Guess what? They are!