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Publisher's Summary

From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Handmaid's Tale

Soon to be a Netflix Original series, Alias Grace takes listeners into the life of one of the most notorious women of the 19th century.

It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.

An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories?

Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases best-selling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

Cover photo by Sabrina Lantos, courtesy of Halfire Entertainment. The miniseries Alias Grace is a Halfire Entertainment Production made for CBC and Netflix.

©1996 O.W. Toad, Ltd. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Loved it.

Really incredible audio book. Highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in true crime and Canadian history... Atwood has clearly taken creative liberty, but tastefully so. Another great book from her.

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Wonderful

I loved the book but the vocals sound a little tinny to me. Margaret Atwood is brilliant as always and tge book has inspired me to look up the actual events.

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Starts slow but picks up.

i thought about not finishing this book a few times but glad I stuck with it. The narrator is a little drab at first but as you get into the story it is suited to the book.

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A mystery that sticks with you!

Part murder-mystery, part history lesson, part ghost story.

It left me very curious, but satisfied.

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very entertaining

narrator Sarah Gadon was very believable as Grace. very well done. would definitely recommend this performance and book

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Beautiful

I loved the narrator! Made me fee like i was transported to the 1800s. I love Atwoods writing.

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gripping historical novel. brilliantly read.

I really couldn't wait to get back into the car to listen to it everytime!

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Definitely unabridged, but an interesting story

Felt a bit long - it builds quite slowly. But an enjoyable historical fiction overall.

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Excellent!

My first Margaret Atwood book and not disappointed! The fictional extensions fully blend into the historical facts and uncertainties of this case. Sarah Carson narration style fits perfectly for this story. Going to get another M.Atwood !

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first experience

It was a first audible book for me, I am French speaking but heard easily the reader. Although the voice was a little monotonous, I think it fits the character of Grace Marks. Loved that the book was based on a true story.