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The testaments. #2 / Margaret Atwood.

Atwood, Margaret, 1939- (author,, narrator.). Dowd, Ann, (narrator.). Howard, Bryce Dallas, 1981- (narrator.). Whitman, Mae, 1988- (narrator.). Jacobi, Derek, (narrator.). Cardinal, Tantoo, (narrator.). Atwood, Margaret, 1939- Handmaid's tale. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library CD TALKING BOOK ATW (Text) 33500013134945 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK ATW (Text) 33500013134937 Main Checked out 11/29/2019
Godel Memorial-Warren Library BOOK-ON-CD ATW (Text) 35500005628589 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525590453
  • ISBN: 0525590455
  • Physical Description: 11 audio discs (13 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Random House Audio, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Mae Whitman ; with Derek Jacobi, Tantoo Cardinal, and the author.
Summary, etc.:
This sequel to The Handmaid's Tale picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    *Starred Review* In her September 16, 2019, cover article for Time magazine, Atwood recalls informing the showrunner for the Emmy-Winning Hulu adaptation of her iconic The Handmaid's Tale, "You absolutely cannot kill Aunt Lydia, or I will have your head on a plate." Aunt Lydia, it turns out, is one of three protagonists who impart The Testaments, Atwood's momentously awaited sequel. This audio is an experience to savor, and celluloid groupies will be especially thrilled: Ann Dowd of the Hulu adaptation—making her audiobook debut—is Aunt Lydia all over again! The Testaments begins 15 years after Handmaid's conclusion, with Aunt Lydia the most significant continuing character. "If you are reading," she addresses us directly, "this manuscript at least will have survived." As Aunt Lydia exposes the machinations of Gilead's elite and how they engender its destruction, we are riveted by Dowd's tense control, keeping Aunt Lydia's frenzied desperation just in check as she plots with ruthless efficiency.Bryce Dallas Howard and Mae Whitman—both well-known screen actors, but relative newcomers to audiobooks—assume the voices of Witness 369A (Agnes Jemina), and Witness 369B (Daisy), respectively. Howard's Agnes matures from a trusting innocent in Gilead's suffocating society to a tenacious survivor and truth-seeker. Whitman's Daisy, raised in Toronto in relative freedom, begins as the quintessential teenager, until the murder of her parents on her 16th birthday reveals the lies that have been her life and the lies she'll need to live to save many others. Canadian First Nations actor Tantoo Cardinal elegantly claims her brief role as the symposium-leading, Indigenous professor who introduces Derek Jacobi. For his part, Jacobi's 22 audio minutes are reminiscent of Judi Dench's Oscar win for her 8 minutes of Shakespeare in Love screentime—his captivating, droll presentation is indeed as deserving. All throughout it is Atwood herself—with a voice infused with regal gravitas—who serves as commentator and guide, imparting offenses and demanding justice. An arresting full-cast production of one the year's most hotly anticipated titles. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

Subject: Misogyny > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Surrogate mothers > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Dystopian.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Science Fiction / General.
Genre: Dystopian fiction.
Dystopian fiction.

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