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Old Babes in the Wood

By: Margaret Atwood
Narrated by: Margaret Atwood,Linda Lavin,Dan Stevens,Kimberly Farr,Rebecca Lowman,Bahni Turpin,Dawn Harvey,Allan Corduner
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A dazzling collection of fifteen stories from Margaret Atwood, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments

Margaret Atwood is celebrated as one of the most gifted storytellers in the world.

These stories explore the full warp and weft of experience, from two best friends disagreeing about their shared past, to the right way to stop someone from choking; from a daughter determining if her mother really is a witch, to what to do with inherited relics such as World War II parade swords.

They feature beloved cats, a confused snail, Martha Gellhorn, George Orwell, philosopher-astronomer-mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria, a cabal of elderly female academics, and an alien tasked with retelling human fairy tales.

At the heart of the collection is a stunning sequence that follows a married couple as they travel the road together, the moments big and small that make up a long life of love—and what comes after.

The glorious range of Atwood's creativity and humanity is on full beam in these tales, which by turns delight, illuminate and quietly devastate.

©2023 Margaret Atwood (P)2023 Penguin Audio

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Very disappointing

Despite Margaret Atwood being such a renowned author I have given up on these stories. I gave up on part one, so then tried part two. When it got to the utter rubbish of “collecting penises and feeding them worms”, or some such thing, I decided these stories are truly not good at all. The latter parts of the stories seem to have little connection to the start. Very disappointed and wish I hadn’t wasted a credit on it. And I never give bad reviews because I’m not that harsh……but this………

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