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A story of revenge and redemption, multiple storylines weave together in a haunting symphony as Iris, the elderly protagonist recites her small but compelling story. Highly recommended if your taste is skeward toward the slightly unusual.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I read the Handmaid's Tale when younger but this is the first Margaret Atwood I've 'read' for many years and I thoroughly enjoyed it. What seems at first a series of disparate stories and a bit slow perhaps builds into a gripping conclusion. By the end I couldn't wait to get back on the motorway and find out what happened!
The narration is excellent and I thoroughly recommend this.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Having tried for around 4 years on and off, to read the unabridged book and struggling to engage with it, I finally decided out of pure bloody-minded determination to finish it one way or another, to listen to it instead, and in abridged form as I didn't know if I could handle trudging all the way through the hundreds of pages I'd already read but in audio, just to refresh my memory of the story so far, and my am I glad I did! What an excellent book! I feel haunted by the end of it, and the slow plot reveal in the last quarter was excellent. It seems I actually gave up on the original version just before it got good, but there was no way I could have known that beforehand. Lorelei King as narrator was also excellent, with her changing characterisation in the voices of each character almost sounding like a full cast as opposed to one person. Very enjoyable all round