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El cuento de la criada Audiobook

El cuento de la criada

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Cristina Mauri, Elisa Beuter, Mercè Montalà, Miguel ángel Jenner Release Date: December 2019

El libro de cabecera de una nueva generación. Amparándose en la coartada del terrorismo islámico, unos políticos teócratas se hacen con el poder y, como primera medida, suprimen la libertad de prensa y los derechos de las mujeres. Esta trama, inquietante y oscura, que bien podría encontrarse en cualquier obra actual, pertenece en realidad a esta novela escrita por Margaret Atwood a principios de los ochenta, en la que la afamada autora canadiense anticipó con llamativa premonición una amenaza latente en el mundo de hoy. En la República de Gilead, el cuerpo de Defred sólo sirve para procrear, tal como imponen las férreas normas establecidas por la dictadura puritana que domina el país. Si Defred se rebela -o si, aceptando colaborar a regañadientes, no es capaz de concebir- le espera la muerte en ejecución pública o el destierro a unas Colonias en las que sucumbirá a la polución de los residuos tóxicos. Así, el régimen controla con mano de hierro hasta los más ínfimos detalles de la vida de las mujeres: su alimentación, su indumentaria, incluso su actividad sexual. Pero nadie, ni siquiera un gobierno despótico parapetado tras el supuesto mandato de un dios todopoderoso, puede gobernar el pensamiento de una persona. Y mucho menos su deseo. Los peligros inherentes a mezclar religión y política; el empeño de todo poder absoluto en someter a las mujeres como paso conducente a sojuzgar a toda la población; la fuerza incontenible del deseo como elemento transgresor: son tan sólo una muestra de los temas que aborda este relato desgarrador, aderezado con el sutil sarcasmo que constituye la seña de identidad de Margaret Atwood. Una escritora universal que, con el paso del tiempo, no deja de asombrarnos con la lucidez de sus ideas y la potencia de su prosa. Reseñas: «Merece un lugar de honor en el reducido estante reservado a las obras de literatura anticipatoria que han conseguido formar parte del folclore moderno. Un lugar cercano, y en ningún caso inferior, al de Un mundo feliz y 1984.» Publishers Weekly «Una novela que ilumina con brillantez algunas de las más oscuras conexiones entre política y sexo. [...] Satisfactoria, inquietante y fascinante.» The Washington Post «Esta novela visionaria, en la que Dios y el gobierno se funden y Estados Unidos se convierte en una teocracia puritana, puede leerse como un volumen gemelo de 1984 de Orwell; de hecho, como su reverso.» E. L. Doctorow «Una historia de anticipación fascinante, maravillosamente escrita, inquietante.» Toronto Sun «De una narración ensombrecida por el terror surgen percepciones deslumbrantes, imágenes de brillante intensidad y sarcástico ingenio.» The Independent

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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Audiobook

The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2019. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood is read by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard and Mae Whitman with Derek Jacobi, Tantoo Cardinal and Margaret Atwood. Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. Pre-order today. 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 voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she 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. 'Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood 'The literary event of the year.' Guardian 'A savage and beautiful novel, and it speaks to us today, all around the world, with particular conviction and power... The bar is set particularly high for Atwood and she soars over it' Peter Florence, Booker Prize Chair of Judges, Guardian

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Los testamentos Audiobook

Los testamentos

En esta extraordinaria secuela de El cuento de la criada, la aclamada autora Margaret Atwood responde a las preguntas que han dejado expectantes a los lectores durante décadas. Cuando las puertas de la furgoneta se cerraron de golpe tras Defred al final de El cuento de la criada, los lectores no tenían forma de saber cuál iba a ser su futuro: la libertad, la prisión o la muerte. Con la publicación de Los testamentos, la espera ha terminado. Margaret Atwood recupera la historia quince años después de que Defred se adentrara en lo desconocido, con los testimonios asombrosos de tres narradoras del mundo de Gilead. «Queridos lectores y lectoras: vuestras preguntas sobre Gilead y su funcionamiento interno han sido la fuente de inspiración de este libro. ¡Bueno, casi todo! La otra es el mundo en el que vivimos.» Margaret Atwood La crítica ha dicho... «El acontecimiento literario del año.» The Guardian

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Los testamentos (latino) Audiobook

Los testamentos (latino)

En esta extraordinaria secuela de El cuento de la criada, la aclamada autora Margaret Atwood responde a las preguntas que han dejado expectantes a los lectores durante décadas. Novela ganadora del Man Booker Prize 2019 Cuando las puertas de la furgoneta se cerraron de golpe tras Defred al final de El cuento de la criada, los lectores no tenían forma de saber cuál iba a ser su futuro: la libertad, la prisión o la muerte. Con la publicación de Los testamentos, la espera ha terminado. Margaret Atwood recupera la historia quince años después de que Defred se adentrara en lo desconocido, con los testimonios asombrosos de tres narradoras del mundo de Gilead. «Queridos lectores y lectoras: vuestras preguntas sobre Gilead y su funcionamiento interno han sido la fuente de inspiración de este libro. ¡Bueno, casi todo! La otra es el mundo en el que vivimos.» Margaret Atwood La crítica ha dicho... «El acontecimiento literario del año.» The Guardian

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The Handmaid's Tale Audiobook

The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Amy Landecker, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford, Elisabeth Moss Release Date: April 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Handmaid's Tale written by Margaret Atwood, read by Elisabeth Moss, with Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker and Ann Dowd. READ BY ELISABETH MOSS, STAR OF THE HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

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The Bad News: From Moral Disorder Audiobook

The Bad News: From Moral Disorder

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Susan Denaker Release Date: October 2018

"We don't like bad news, but we need it. We need to know about it in case it's coming our way." This delicious, contemptuous and poignant micro-story is the first in the acclaimed collection, Moral Disorder, from towering author and #1 New York Times Bestseller, Margaret Atwood.            The bad news arrives in the form of a paper, which Tig carries up the stairs to Nell who is wallowing in bed. A year from now, they won't remember the details, but for now, the bad news sits between the aging couple as they prepare their breakfast together and Nell imagines them in Southern France as the barbarians invade Rome on what is beautiful day, safe and quiet, for now, from the bad news coming their way.

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Oryx and Crake - Die MaddAddam Trilogie 1 (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Oryx and Crake - Die MaddAddam Trilogie 1 (Ungekürzt)

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Uve Teschner Release Date: February 2018

Crake und Jimmy waren Freunde, und sie liebten dieselbe Frau: die rätselhafte Oryx. Sie lebten in einer ständig von Klimakatastrophen bedrohten Welt. Crake, ein Genie genetischer Manipulation, war Wissenschaftler und arbeitete für das Projekt 'Paradice' in einem Elite-Labor eines biogenetisch-pharmazeutischen Konzerns. Jimmy sorgte als Werbefachmann für die Bekanntmachung der Produkte, die Crake entwickelte. Nun sitzt Jimmy, mittlerweile 'Schneemensch' genannt, versehrt, gebrochen und als womöglich letzter Vertreter der Gattung 'Homo sapiens' auf einem Baum, dem einzig verbliebenen sicheren Ort, und blickt zurück. Auf die Überflutung der bewohnten Gebiete durch den Klimawandel, auf das Verschwinden der überlebenswichtigen Ressourcen, auf das Artensterben, auf den Zusammenbruch der Ökosysteme und auf die Vernichtung der Menschheit durch eine fatale Seuche. Und natürlich auf Oryx. Und Crake.

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Das Jahr der Flut - Die MaddAddam Trilogie 2 (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Das Jahr der Flut - Die MaddAddam Trilogie 2 (Ungekürzt)

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Uve Teschner Release Date: February 2018

In einer am Abgrund stehenden Welt versuchen die 'Gärtner Gottes' eine Parallelgesellschaft aufzubauen und ein Leben im Einklang mit der Natur zu führen. Sie leben auf den Dachgärten der Stadt und folgen Adam One, der das Ende der Menschheit voraussagt. Die junge Toby findet Zuflucht bei den 'Gärtnern Gottes' und steigt mit der Zeit zur Anführerin auf. Ren gehört seit ihrer Kindheit zu der Sekte. Als ein unkontrollierbares Virus in wenigen Tagen den Großteil der Menschheit auslöscht, müssen beide Frauen in einer zukunftslosen Welt ihren Weg finden. Größtenteils aus Tobys Perspektive erzählt Margaret Atwood von einer Welt, in der die globalisierte Wirtschaft die Kontrolle übernommen, die Forschung jegliche Ethik verworfen hat und in der die Menschheit am Rande ihres Unterganges steht.

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Die Geschichte von Zeb - Die MaddAddam Trilogie 3 (Ungekürzt) Audiobook

Die Geschichte von Zeb - Die MaddAddam Trilogie 3 (Ungekürzt)

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Uve Teschner Release Date: February 2018

Die wasserlose Flut, eine Pandemie ungeheuren Ausmaßes, ist über die Erde hinweggegangen und hat die Menschheit ausgelöscht. Bis auf einige wenige Überlebende, die sich im Lehmhaus eines verwahrlosten Parks zusammenfinden und den Gefahren einer entvölkerten, anarchischen Welt trotzen. Unter ihnen Toby, die ehemalige Gottesgärtnerin, und Zeb, ein großherziger Draufgänger, der zum Anführer der kleinen Truppe wird. Während der Flut hat Toby, in einem Spa verschanzt, auf ihn gewartet; beharrlich an seine Rückkehr geglaubt, nun treffen sie, am Ende der Welt, wieder zusammen. Ein Endzeitszenario, so gewaltig und bedingungslos, wie es nur Margaret Atwood entwerfen kann. Eine Welt, die außer Kontrolle geraten ist, die sich selbst bezwungen und auf null zurückgesetzt hat. Wie in 'Das Jahr der Flut' stellt Atwood einmal mehr ihr waches politisches Gespür unter Beweis, ihre Hellhörigkeit für gefährliche Entwicklungen und Strömungen. Möge die Welt auch zugrunde gehen, von Margaret Atwood lassen wir uns bereitwillig an den Abgrund führen. Kein Untergang, dem diese Autorin nicht mit Humor und erzählerischer Verve beikommen würde.

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Hag-Seed Audiobook

Hag-Seed

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: R. H. Thomson, R.H. Thomson Release Date: October 2016

William Shakespeare's The Tempest retold as Hag-Seed Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall? Margaret Atwood’s novel take on Shakespeare’s play of enchantment, retribution, and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own. From the Hardcover edition.

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Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) Audiobook

Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Robert Holmes Thomson Release Date: October 2016

'It's got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.' Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall? Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

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The Heart Goes Last: A Novel Audiobook

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins Release Date: September 2015

Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary asThe Handmaid's Taleand as richly imagined asThe Blind Assassin.Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their 'civilian' homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.From the Hardcover edition.

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