The Handmaid’s Tale


I listened to this one while working. One of the things I love the most about this experience was the reader, Claire Danes, thought I was imaging it was Chloe Sevigny speaking/acting out the scenes.  Also, there was music at the end of the cd, right before you are told to insert the next cd, which was wonderful.

This is a genre I an calling Future Fantasy, since it is not strange enough to be sci-fy (i guess) but is set in a future dystopian version of the US. I thought the story itself was ok, maybe not the most interesting plot line ever. Not too many characters is great for listening!  The writing style was excellent, easy to follow and fit the character who was narrating.