The Blind Assassin

  • by Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by Lorelei King
  • 18 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2000
Even now, at the age of 82, Iris lives in the shadow cast by her younger sister, Laura. Now poor and trying to cope with a failing body, Iris reflects on her far-from-exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death.

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Loved it

Oh I loved this story, didn't totally understand it after the end at the first read, so downloaded the study notes and listened to it again and it made more sense. Thank goodness for Audible, I don't have time to sit and read a book. Margaret Atwood is amazing.
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- Samantha

Blinded by boredom

I am astonished that this book was published, utterly gob smacked that it won the Booker. It is badly written, has a plot as thin as a pancake, a "twist" that is hilariously predictable and a feeling of boredom that pervades both the narration of the protagonist and the mind of the reader. There are many books where there is a slight plot, but there is usually great writing that compensates for this. The Blind Assassin has neither.
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- Steven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2009
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.