Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics. Multiple Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes Romeo and Juliet, The Hours 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.
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Cancel anytime. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. So in late , when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games.
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Tokybook March 6, August 14, English Audiobook. Claire Danes and Margaret Atwood have added a bit more to the story by their narrative skills which have given the book a new dimension, everything is understandable in a better way and it is easy for youngsters too who have never heard of the book before. The constitution has been overthrown and Gilead has emerged as a new republic with its own views about woman role. Women are given different roles and tasks which they have to fulfill, at any rate, Offred is one such woman. Offred is assigned with a special task that takes her to the house of a commander whose wife is half dead physically and mentally she has forgotten everything about her past life as she has lost everything related to her past life. She has no children now and her house is like a graveyard. Offred plays the role well but at the same time she tries for an escape which seems difficult but surely it is not impossible. She tries to know the secrets of her enemies or the one who is controlling her and having her bound to that one particular task from which she cannot retire. She risks her life like a soldier each time she tries to look into the secret things. Another positive thing about her is that she keeps on recording the whole thing so that she can create a whole record of everything which would be beneficial not for her but for others in the future.
If you have been meaning to pick up a book for months, but never got the motivation, why not try out audiobooks? With a subscription to Audible, you have access to thousands of audiobooks. Take a look at the recommendations from the team at Missguided. This long-awaited sequel picks up 15 years after the original book, following different stories and characters in the dystopian state of Gilead. Audiobooks are also available of the original Handmaids Tale novel. Written by Liane Moriarty who also brought us Big Little Lies , this book follows a woman called Alice who suddenly awakes in a gym to realise that she has forgotten the last ten years of her life. The last thing she remembers was being pregnant and happily married, but upon her awakening she finds herself in the process of a divorce with three kids.