Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity--and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now Snowman is alone, and as we learn why we also learn about a world that could become ours one day.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781415945384
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ajmayorquin
Aug 02, 2016

Margaret Atwood is a genius at taking our reality to extremes she really tries to warn humanity of all the lines we blur and cross. It terrified me to read this book and then see an article on farming artificial beef that would be grown pain free and pig lungs being grown with human cells to be used as a transplant organs!

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kariharrison
May 12, 2013

I finished listening to this tale a few months ago. I read a lot of scify, but generally stay on the entertaining side of things. This was my first Margaret Atwood tale and it was excellent. I decided to write this comment because I am still haunted today by it. For those of us that see the world half empty there won't be any surprises. I am haunted by the sick and twistedness of it all. The tale is told in a very straightforward simple manner, but the inner workings of the tale are very complex It is a great science fiction novel as well as a social commentary. Read it.

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Ms_M
Apr 29, 2014

Long ago, in the days of knights and dragons, the kings and dukes had lived in castles, with high walls and drawbridges and slots on the ramparts so you could put hot pitch on your enemies, said Jimmy’s father, and the Compounds were the same idea. Castles were for keeping you and your buddies nice and safe on the inside, and for keeping everybody else outside

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