The Handmaid's Tale

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Audie Award, Fiction, 2013

Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes ( Temple Grandin , Homeland ) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, one of the most powerful and widely read novels of our time.

After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the 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 even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.

The Handmaid's Tale is part of Audible's A-List Collection, featuring the world's most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.

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series Handmaid's tale
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Contemporary women -- Fiction, Dystopian -- Fiction, Dystopian fiction, Dystopias -- Fiction, Electronic books, FICTION / Literary, Fantasy fiction, Large type books, Literary -- FICTION, Misogyny, Misogyny. -- Fiction, Pregnancy -- Social aspects -- Fiction, Women, Women -- Fiction
title_display The Handmaid's Tale
title_full The Handmaid's Tale, The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale [Audio Book] Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale [Large Print] by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale [eBook] Atwood, Margaret.
title_short The Handmaid's Tale
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Contemporary women, Dystopian, Dystopian fiction, Dystopias, FICTION / Literary, Fantasy fiction, Fiction, Literary, Literature, Misogyny, Pregnancy, Social aspects, Women
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