The Robber Bride Audiobook by Margaret Atwood


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Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: The Robber Bride Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 09-11-17 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Fiction, Literary Publisher's Summary: Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride is inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom", a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends: Tony, Charis, and Roz. All three have lost men, spirit, money, and time to their old college acquaintance, Zenia. At various times, and in various emotional disguises, Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically demolished them. To Tony, who almost lost her husband and jeopardized her academic career, Zenia is "a lurking enemy commando". To Roz, who did lose her husband and almost her magazine, Zenia is "a cold and treacherous bitch". To Charis, who lost a boyfriend, quarts of vegetable juice, and some pet chickens, Zenia is a kind of zombie, maybe "soulless" (Lorrie Moore, New York Times Book Review). In love and war, illusion and deceit, Zenia's subterranean malevolence takes us deep into her enemies' pasts. Critic Reviews: "Moving amid these three women, touching up their portraits with one perfect detail after another, conjuring Zenia from their memories and tears, Atwood is in her glory. What a treasure she is, and what a fine new book she has written" (Newsweek) Members Reviews: Another amazing book by M. Atwood If you love Atwood's quirky style, you'll love Robber Bride. Not as off-the-wall as Handmaid's Tale, yet full of quirks and surprises. Atwood has managed to give us three strong protagonists to appreciate and an anti-hero who makes us shudder, all wrapped up in enticing detail. There aren't many men in this story, and they're not at their shining best, but that helps carry the plot. This book is a test of your patience Not your patience with the material, which is quite readable, but with one or more characters. Sort of like the film "Neighbors" staring Belushi and Ackroyd. Very grating, but in a "turn grating into an art form" way. Superb. A very complete book Margaret Attwood writes such a beautifully constructed novel, colorful in ideas and language, of three ladies plus one, with the three joined in their disparity by a shared antagonism but perversely also love for the fourth. Myonly criticism of this book which I enjoyed enormously was that it might be considered a little too structured and possibly a little too predictable. But highly recommended. It was nice to read something that required a little thought kept ... Very intriguing the way the stories entwine. Usually I just read cozies and light little stories any more - old & tired :). It was nice to read something that required a little thought kept me reading. Five Stars a chiling and accurate portrait of a malignant narcissist and the damage they do Contact me for any questions:

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