Maddaddam

Maddaddam

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Bringing together Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.


Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering from a debilitating fever, so it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb.

Zeb has been searching for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of MaddAddam is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge.

Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood—a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.


From the Hardcover edition.

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A conclusion to the trilogy finds Toby and Ren returning to the MaddAddamite cob house after rescuing Amanda and assuming the duties of the Craker's religious overseers while Zeb searches for the founder of the pacifist green religion he left years earlier.

Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2013
ISBN: 9780739383995
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK FIC ATW
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (13.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.

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librarylizzard Feb 16, 2015

I love me some Margaret Atwood! After reading "The Year of the Flood" (the prequel) I was thrilled to pick up this next chapter in the story. I would recommend reading the books in order, because prior events are continuously referenced throughout this book.

Overall, if you enjoy dystopian future scenarios, Atwood offers nearly unparalleled world-building in a succinct, catchy style.

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dsmichaelis
Jan 13, 2015

An amazing end to an astonishing trilogy.

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