The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Fans of Margaret Atwood's fiction can now experience The Handmaid's Tale as a gripping audio dramatization. Starring Emma Campbell as Offred, William B. Davis as the Commander, and Donna Goodhand as the Commander's barren wife Serena Joy, this stunning production of Atwood's Booker Prize-nominated work of speculative fiction was an instant hit when it first aired in 2002. A feminist Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Handmaid's Tale portrays the future as a chilling dystopia in which religious extremists rule the United States and birth rates are plunging. Assigned to a member of the Gilead elite as an official breeder, the handmaid Offred mingles memories of her old life in the 1980s with dangerous thoughts of rebellion and escape. Audaciously imaginative, The Handmaid's Tale combines the suspence of a psychological thriller with a bittersweet love story.
Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : BTC Audiobooks, c2004
ISBN: 9780864923417
Branch Call Number: NFBCD 791.447 Atw 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (2 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: Sunday showcase (Radio program)


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Feb 06, 2018

Abridged dramatization! No thanks.

Oct 14, 2017

this is NOT an audiobook for a Atwood novel. Only 2 disks, it's like a short play ! Disappointing.

Jan 15, 2017

The library description says this is unabridged. It also says, "dramatization". When I saw it was only 2 CDs I realized this is not the whole book. The Claire Danes audio version is 11 hours.

paigegorsak Aug 20, 2013

I wanted to love this story so much - and honestly, I did love the story. But this audiobook is a dramatized telling, not just a single voice actor telling the story and playing the characters. With the voice actors switching, with music and with sound effects, this audiobook CD constantly pulled me out of Margaret Atwood's impressive tale. Just get the book! Or at least a version by a single voice actor.

Jul 20, 2011

An interesting short story. Stayed in my thoughts long after it was done.

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