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    "Are there any questions?" The final line in Margaret Atwood's modern classic, The Handmaid's Tale, has teased and perplexed fans since the book's original release more than 30 years ago. Now, in this Audible Original production, listeners get some of the answers they've waited so long to hear.

    Featuring an all-new interview with Professor Piexoto, written by Atwood and performed by a full cast, The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition is a must-listen for both fans and newcomers alike. Emmy Award winner Claire Danes (Homeland, Temple Grandin) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, where the message (and the warning) is now more timely than ever. In addition to rich sound design that honors the audio origins of Atwood's classic, the special edition also includes a brand-new afterword from the author and an essay written by author Valerie Martin (Mary Reilly, Property).

    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. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life for mere glimpses of her former freedom, and records her story for future listeners.

    Whether you're a fan of the original novel or someone who has recently discovered it, The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition will shock, impress, and satisfy all those who listen.

    The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition features performances by Claire Danes, Margaret Atwood, Emily Bauer, Allyson Johnson, Gabra Zackman, Suzanne Toren, Tim Gerard Reynolds, Jennifer Van Dyck, Ray Porter, Emily Cox, Lauren Fortgang, Dan Reiss, Prentice Onayemi, Therese Plummer, and Mark Boyett.

    ©1985 O.W. Toad, Ltd. First American Edition 1986. Published by special arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

    Kritikerstimmen

    "Thanks to Audible, you can now pick up a new Special Edition of The Handmaid's Tale to get caught up to speed on the story of Offred, brought to life in this audiobook version by none other than Claire Danes. (Suddenly our heads are spinning with crossover potential.) Aside from the impressive voice acting alone, this audio update also contains new scenes that actually extend the story beyond the original last line of the novel." (Nerdist)

    "This highly pertinent, ingeniously conceived production deepens the original work and even surpasses it." (The Washington Post)

    "Danes has a calm, still voice that perfectly suits the protagonist.... So what is 'special' and new about this edition? Most of it has to do with material at the end of the book. Previous readers of the book will know that there is an afterword set centuries after the events told in the rest of the novel; it takes the form of an academic lecture that describes finding Offred's story. She never wrote it down; rather, she recorded it over a bunch of music cassette tapes. This edition actually begins each section of the novel with the sound of a 'record' button being pressed and a snatch of music referred to in the epilogue. In a sense, this makes listening to the audiobook a more authentic experience than reading it.... While the Hulu show has its points, what it lacks is the sheer poetry of Atwood's writing, which is profoundly and gorgeously highlighted by the experience of listening to the novel. Absolutely recommended." (Locus magazine)

    "The actor Claire Danes voices the narrator, Offred (the book’s second section, given over to the perspectives of other handmaids, is read by a full cast), with an appropriately theatrical gravitas, her voice so dramatic at points that it trembles. She has called the book 'so poetic I think the words are really served by being spoken out loud.'” (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Top 5 best books I’ve “read”

    It’s definitely one of the best books I’ve listened to /read. It’s frightening timeless and relevant right now.

    This particular edition read by Claire Danes and with Margaret Atwood’s comments in the end made the book even better.

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    Brillant

    Sehr überzeugende Lesung des außergewöhnlichen Romans von Margret Atwood durch die wunderbare Claire Danes. Toll.

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    great book. i enjoyed

    I saw so much of the present time during the reading of this book. It makes me afraid but conscious, that every balance is on the tip of a needle and can be lost with a single blow.

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    Great!

    I found the narration by Claire Danes absolutely perfect. The essay was very interesting and Margaret Atwood herself talking about her novel was a great addition.

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    One of the worst books ever

    I really do not understand the overall high rating of this book. The story had potential, in theory, but the book is plain boring and long winded. After five hours of listening I felt for the first and last time some sort of excitement, finally, but that lasted maybe all of ten minutes. It is an utter waste of time listening to this, I recommend choosing something else.

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    Erst die Serie, dann das Hörbuch...

    Ich habe zunächst die Serie von Handmaid's Tale gesehen und mich schließlich ein oder zwei Jahre später dazu entschlossen in der Uni für ein Amerikanistik Seminar dieses Buch für eine Hausarbeit zu wählen. Da ich gerne multitaske habe ich das Buch in großen Teilen gehört statt es zu lesen. Da habe ich auch das erste Mal festgestellt, dass ich in Kindle immer auf die selben Seiten geschickt werde, wo ich aufgehört habe zu hören und andersrum. Sehr praktisch, wenn man lesen und hören abwechseln möchte oder beim Hören schnell eine Stelle markieren will.
    Die Story ist einfach der Hammer. Atwood ist eine Virtuosin und jetzt noch genau so relevant wie in den 80ern. Ich habe mehrere Werke von ihr gelesen aber dieses ist einfach bitter und dunkel und regt zum Denken an. Nicht für jeden Gemütszustand geeignet, es gibt Tage, da kann ich diese Art der spekulative fiction kaum ertragen. Aber aus litteraturwissenschaftlicher Sicht und aus privater fiction-addiction sehr zu empfehlen.

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    A great book ruined by a terrible reading

    I loved Atwood's poetic prose, which I found perceptive and full of human sensitivity. She doesn't overplay male-female antagonism even in the context of this patriarchal dystopia, and I found the characters convincing and lifelike because they are brutally honest and realistically flawed.

    But Clare Danes' reading is hopeless. She maintains a painfully dire monotone throughout the entire reading, missing key inflections and rhythms in the carefully-written prose. The listener often has the impression she is reading the text without understanding it, or that it perhaps would have benefited from more careful preparation and pre-reading.

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    Masterpiece!

    After watching the TV series I felt the urge to reread or rather rehear the original. I don't regret a minute. It is actually a masterpiece of literature.
    Clare Danes performs in a humble way. But nevertheless intensive. Absolutely fitting the atmosphere of the story.

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    Wonderful!

    Descriptions are so full of small details. it’s easy to identify. Perfectly read! And to understand that nothing is phantasy but everything was already there in history is just horrifying and irritating!

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    I can't listen to it, falling asleep

    I restarted chapter 14 about 20 (maybe 30) times. Now I'm restarting chapter 15 for about the 5th time and it is probably going to be the last try. Most likely I will have to return this book.