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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Lorelei King Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Marian is truly ordinary, just waiting to get married. She likes her work, her broody flatmate, and her sober fiancé Peter. All goes well at first, but Marian has reckoned without an inner self that wants something more, an inner self that calmly sabotages her careful plans and stable routine: and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/19/2014

    " For Margaret Atwood, I thought the plot of Edible Woman was slow and not very engaging. While I thought some of the ideas presented were interesting, I don't think they were pushed far enough or resolved very well. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that his book was written in the '60s and we have come a long way since then. In a way, it is interesting to consider how this book might have been edgy then for it's ideas on female independence and agency but falls flat now due to a shift in the social norms. I would recommend Oryx and Crake over Edible Woman, both for it's pacing and also relevancy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/7/2014

    " My favorite thing about this book was the theme that as this woman (Marion) decides to marry the wrong person, she starts losing her appetite and feels like she is being eaten and changed to suit her fiance. In the end, she finally eats a cake in the shape of herself to regain control of her life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie Stephens | 2/3/2014

    " would have to read again to judge it fairly - read it when i was much younger, and only remember hearing margaret's droning monotone voice in my head the whole time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/30/2014

    " gosh,i can't believe this book was written in the sixties. a whole lot of different time, but i can still relate to some particular points that the writer stressed. this is the 1st book of Atwood that i read, and is actually her first novel as well. i like her way of writing. quirky, witty and also to the point. may take another stabs at her other novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bloodredmoon | 1/24/2014

    " Boy, this one sent me for a trip! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/19/2014

    " I really enjoy Margaret Atwood's sense of humour, but now that I know that she is subsidized by the Canadian government, I can't bring myself to read her books. I have lost all respect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bean | 1/14/2014

    " A bit too odd "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irina | 1/11/2014

    " My all-time favorite; I read it when I was about 14 and reread it occasionally. M.Atwood is brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rach | 1/1/2014

    " This story kept the pages turning before anything actually happened. I loved the writing style, the tone and Atwood's ability to take those taboo feelings we all get and lay them out in the morning sun. Great novel. I tend to buy it for people at Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bri | 12/1/2013

    " My least fave of her books yet still fun to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ringthebells | 11/24/2013

    " This book made me want to find a 1970s feminist and shower her with kisses. Thanks, women of the past, for giving me a better world to live in! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 11/9/2013

    " i love this one. it's one of my all-time favorites. even though this last reading found the material quite dated, i still love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zhiqing | 10/16/2013

    " Brilliant. I could not believe this was written in 1969. Such keen observation on marriage, motherhood and feminism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 csamp | 9/13/2013

    " FANTASTIC!!! my first Atwood book and the reason i read 12 more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/28/2013

    " This was her first book, written when she was either still in college or right after. It is dark, and starkly written but stays with you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina Kuehnel | 4/18/2013

    " I wouldn't read it again. The ending was a let-down. That's all. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mthieli | 9/27/2012

    " The only Marg. Atwood book that I have finished.. And I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 8/26/2012

    " My first introduction to the brilliant Ms. Atwood...still the one closest to my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 6/22/2012

    " Vivid imagery, compelling characters, and story that bordered on surreal. What's not to like? One of my favorite books I've read this year! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie [Kaskade] | 3/20/2012

    " Worth a read if you have time, but not one of my favorites of Atwood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/16/2011

    " Not my favourite Margaret Atwood but glad I read it. Writtne in '69 it is certainly a great reminder at how far women's rights have come in the past 40 years. Maybe girls today should read this to get some perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/20/2011

    " Probably really 3 and a half stars - didn't enjoy as much as the other Atwoods I have read, but it was her first novel, and it was still well written, amusing and interesting overall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ms. Newman | 5/9/2011

    " ehhh...the characters didn't draw me in like her other novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 4/25/2011

    " The first Margaret Atwood novel I ever read. A friend found it an airport in Canada and passed it on to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylorcbigler | 3/20/2011

    " Probably seminal in 1969, the book is not relevant now as the extended metaphor is obvious within the first ten pages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fiona | 3/5/2011

    " Style of writing put me off almost straight away! Life is too short to read things you don't like!!!! Gave up after less than 50 pages! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 3/3/2011

    " read this when I was lonely and looking for escapist reading during my junior year abroad, and this did not fit the bill, which may be why I did not enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 3/2/2011

    " Enjoyable and interesting, but not as deep as some of Atwood's others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 2/12/2011

    " an earlier work by Atwood. Pre-Cat's Eye. So of course it is "just good." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rubin | 2/8/2011

    " Timeless. The story still resonates clearly in today's so-called modern world. The character Clara is so real to me, I hear her stories in the people around me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 1/12/2011

    " It was pretty good. Atwood has a way of crafting a female lead no man could ever copy. Although, I quite despised this female character until the very end of the book- but I think that was purposeful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 1/3/2011

    " My absolute favorite of all Atwood-funny and less schematized than her later writing. I've read it so much, it's falling in pieces. She makes all her political points but without banging you on the head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/3/2011

    " a highly entertaining, enjoyable read that still somehow manages to capture the variety of human emotions. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s books have been published in more than thirty-five countries. Her novels The Handmaid’s Tale and Cat’s Eye were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Blind Assassin was awarded the Booker Prize, Alias Grace won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy. In 2005 Atwood received the Edinburgh International Book Festival Enlightenment Award. She lives in Toronto.

About the Narrator

Lorelei King is an award-winning narrator and an actress of stage, film, and television. She also works extensively in radio, including award-winning voiceover work. She has narrated more than eighty audiobooks, earning eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and twice winning the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.