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THE TESTAMENTS The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2

Earphones Award Winner

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

Fiction • 13.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

Bear witness to the secretive lives of Gilead’s women 15 years after THE HANDMAID’S TALE’s conclusion. 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. E.E.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2019 Best Audiobook, 2020 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2019]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2019

CD ISBN 9780525590453 $45.00 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9780525590460 $25.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2019

DD ISBN 9780525590484 $95.00

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