The Handmaid's Tale (Unabridged) - Margaret Atwood

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The Handmaid's Tale (Unabridged) - Margaret Atwood

In the first three hours of this audiobook (out of 11 total) there is exactly one scene that generates interest. It passes in under 5 minutes and you're back to the same horrible style of describe, describe, narrate, reflect, describe her reflections, reflect on her descriptions, describe her narrative reflections!!! Someone shoot me it's so bad! I can't take it anymore! I have to shut it off.

There is NOTHING going on. Zero action. The main character wants nothing, is trying to accomplish nothing. There is zero story. Ok, I get it. Life used to be pretty good and now it's terrible. But is anything going to HAPPEN? Is there going to be ANYTHING interesting? Answer is no. If you're into terrible stories, places, times, characters then this is going to be just your thing. Because it's nothing if not terrible. Don't blame Claire, story's got nothing to work with.