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Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 2019-09-14

I have waited almost 3 decades for answers about The Handmaid’s Tale and this book provides those answers and many more. So abundant are the descriptions of life within Gilead that I feel like it is a place I have visited. I appreciate that the book was divided among several characters and their narrators so we could see a more complete picture of the events taking place. I did not anticipate enjoying Aunt Lydia as one of those characters, but the story could never have unfolded properly without her perspective. The performance of Ann Dowd made the character come to life and I now think of Aunt Lydia in a whole new light.

The Testaments is an outstanding book, and the audio version is perfectly narrated. Thank you Margaret Atwood for returning to this universe to give us another glimpse.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

A fabulous and terrifying read

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Reviewed: 2019-09-10

It was excellent in 1985 when I first read it, and is just as wonderful today. Narrator was very believable.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Outstanding

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Reviewed: 2019-07-28

Outstanding performance by Elijah Wood. The story was so fun and I laughed throughout. I will definitely listen to this one again.

Two books?

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-08

This is clearly two separate small books spliced together. It is not a cohesive work. Although interesting at times, it is also rambling in the second half.

Hoping for a sequel

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Reviewed: 2019-06-29

I really enjoyed this novel. It is an interesting peek into a community very different from my own, and yet similar in many ways as well. I appreciated the epilogue, but I still want more and hope for a sequel in future.

Informative and entertaining

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Reviewed: 2019-05-23

Loads of information about the treatment of women throughout history, all of it horrifying to imagine. Everything is told in a humorous way, making it a fun listen despite the seriousness of the topic. Merrill gave an excellent performance and was easy to listen to. Megan was too cynical and used way too much swearing for my tastes. I would have loved to share this with my tweens for the content, but the over-abundance of swearing makes that not possible.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful