Lady Oracle

  • by Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by Lorelei King
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From fat girl to thin, from red hair to mud brown, from London to Toronto, from Polish count to radical husband - Joan Foster is utterly confused by her life of multiple identities. She decides to escape to an Italian hill town to take stock of her life. But first, she must organise her own death...


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It took me a while to get into this book - until about half of it, I wasn't sure, but I couldn't stop listening either. From its half to the end, I was hooked. It coincided with a change in the main character's life... so the reason why I didn't get hooked earlier might just have been the fact that I was suffering with her.

Also took a while to get used to the voice and accent - aspects I'm very receptive and sensitive to - but I found in the end that all fitted well together.
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- Astrid

Clever and well written, but felt a bit clinical

This is definitely a well written book and good example of the writer's craft. There are stories within stories, clever metaphors, etc. And the characters are quite well done as well - they definitely feel like real people. I just found myself not really getting drawn in. I think this was maybe because it felt too much like an exercise for a creative writing course - sometimes the writer seemed to prioritise the use of interesting literary techniques over basic storytelling. Not to say the story was a dud, but I never really found myself wondering what would happen next
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- christina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2009
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.