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    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • Special Edition
    • Written by: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes, Ray Porter, Margaret Atwood, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 809
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 737

    After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Claire Danes!

    • By Amy Fournier on 2018-08-08

    Price: CDN$ 39.63

    • The Testaments

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Length: Not yet known
    • Unabridged
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    When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, fans had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

    Price: CDN$ 49.13

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic! highly recommend

    • By hussam on 2018-03-13

    Price: CDN$ 33.01

    • Alias Grace

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Sarah Gadon, Margaret Atwood
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-16

    Price: CDN$ 53.70

    • Oryx and Crake

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, so-so narrator

    • By Jordyn on 2018-12-06

    Price: CDN$ 33.53

    • The Blind Assassin

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Margot Dionne
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 55

    With The Blind Assassin, Atwood proves once again that she is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of the time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, this Book Prize winner is destined to become a classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Takes some time to get into

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-06-23

    Price: CDN$ 40.25

    • The Year of the Flood

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Book

    • By Rebecca Schutte on 2018-09-14

    Price: CDN$ 47.54

    • MaddAddam

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • quite amazing story telling, hard to stop.

    • By Nicole Price on 2018-08-14

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • Stone Mattress

    • Nine Tales
    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Margaret Atwood, Rob Delaney, Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace.

    Price: CDN$ 27.85

    • The Heart Goes Last

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around - and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed, and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in...for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting both societal take and psychological t

    • By Mike Reiter on 2018-03-10

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • The Robber Bride

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom", a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun story

    • By Jenny on 2018-12-09

    Price: CDN$ 46.97

    • Stone Mattress

    • Nine Tales
    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Lorna Raver, Margaret Atwood, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace. Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Edible Woman

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancé and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach.... The Edible Woman is a funny, engaging novel about emotional cannibalism, men and women, and desire to be consumed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-18

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Bodily Harm

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Angela Nevard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist whose life has begun to shatter around the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recuperate, and on the tiny island of St. Antoine she is confronted by a world where her rules for survival no longer apply. By turns comic, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is ultimately an exploration of the lust for power, both sexual and political, and the need for compassion that goes beyond what we ordinarily mean by love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling story-telling at its best

    • By Anonymous User on 2017-12-22

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Lady Oracle

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    From fat girl to thin, from red hair to mud brown, from London to Toronto, from Polish count to radical husband - Joan Foster is utterly confused by her life of multiple identities. She decides to escape to an Italian hill town to take stock of her life. But first, she must organize her own death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strange, but consider the source

    • By PCR on 2018-12-17

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Surfacing

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Kim Handysides
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3 out of 5 stars 10

    Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, Surfacing is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Setting out with her lover and another young couple, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death lurk just beneath the surface, and sex becomes a catalyst for conflict and dangerous choices. Surfacing is a work permeated with an aura of suspense, complex with layered meanings, and written in brilliant, diamond-sharp prose.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • confusion

    • By Daphne on 2019-04-03

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Hag-Seed

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: R.H. Thompson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: Not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge.

    Price: CDN$ 32.42

    • Dancing Girls

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this splendid collection of short stories, Margaret Atwood maps the human motivation we scarcely know we have in a startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, these stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters that evoke laughter, compassion, terror, and recognition.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • Wilderness Tips

    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Vuletic
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In each of these tales, Margaret Atwood deftly illuminates the single instant that shapes a whole life: In a few brief minutes we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age. By superimposing the past on the present, Atwood paints interior landscapes shaped by time, regret, and life's lost chances, endowing even the banal with a sense of mystery.

    Price: CDN$ 26.81

    • In Other Worlds

    • SF and the Human Imagination
    • Written by: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker, Margaret Atwood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In Other Worlds: Science Fiction and the Human Imagination is Margaret Atwood’s account of her rela­tionship with the literary form we have come to know as science fiction. This relationship has been lifelong, stretch­ing from her days as a child reader in the 1940s through her time as a graduate student at Harvard, where she explored the Victorian ancestors of the form, and continuing with her work as a writer and reviewer.

    Price: CDN$ 37.05

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