The Testaments by Margaret Atwood audiobook

The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood
Read by Ann Dowd , Bryce Dallas Howard , Mae Whitman , Sir Derek Jacobi , Tantoo Cardinal , and Margaret Atwood

Random House Audio
13.30 Hours Unabridged
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.   Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia.  Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.   With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

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#1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of the Booker Prize

New York Times audio bestseller

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

A Parade Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks for Fall

An iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks

An Amazon Best Book in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.


More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.
 
Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia.  Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.
 
With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The women of Gilead are more fascinating than ever. NPR  
The Testaments is worthy of the literary classic it continues. That’s thanks in part to Atwood’s capacity to surprise, even writing in a universe we think we know so well. USA Today  
There may be no novelist better suited to tapping the current era’s anxieties than Margaret Atwood. Entertainment Weekly  
Powerful, revealing, and engaging. Boston Globe  
A rare treat . . . a corker of a plot, culminating in a breathless flight to freedom. Laura Miller, Slate.com
A fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times  
Margaret Atwood’s powers are on full display . . . Everyone should read The Testaments. Los Angeles Times  
A chilling invitation no Atwood fan can resist . . . The Testaments reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil. People  
“Narrator Ann Dowd, known for her role on the television adaptation, is formidable as Aunt Lydia. Hearing her resonant narration of diary entries allows listeners to feel the horror of early Gilead, be disturbed by the aunt’s complicity, and discover her secrets. Bryce Dallas Howard’s sweet narration of the Transcript of Witness Testimony 369A provides a window onto the extreme restrictions of girlhood in Gilead. Mae Whitman’s snarky rendition of Witness 369B’s testimony reflects a privileged youth in Canada, where she unwittingly triggers dramatic changes. Listening adds an entirely new dimension to a riveting tale. Atwood narrates section headings and her note, and Tantoo Cardinal and Derek Jacobi nail the scholarly conclusion. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“A rallying cry for activism that argues for the connectedness of societies and their peoples.” The Guardian (London)
"The Testaments is lean and gripping. Atwood peers into her characters’ heads with an empathy and wry wit that makes them feel very real.” Amazon.com
The Testaments is a hopeful book. It’s escapist. It’s a thriller. It’s a bit of a joyride.” Vox

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Author Bio: Margaret Atwood

Author Bio: Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s books have been published in more than thirty-five countries. Her novels The Handmaid’s Tale and Cat’s Eye were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Blind Assassin was awarded the Booker Prize, Alias Grace won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy. In 2005 Atwood received the Edinburgh International Book Festival Enlightenment Award. She lives in Toronto.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English