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The Power

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Naomi Alderman

12 Hours 0 Minutes

Hachette Book Group USA

October 2017

Audio Book Summary

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.

But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power: they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

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  • Eric N.

    An incredible story, artfully told. Though not strictly allegorical, the parallels are chillingly accurate. Every time I think the comparisons are hyperbolic, I recognize how on-point they are with actual events and circumstances women have suffered from. No other book has effectively put me in a woman's shoes like this one, and it will stick with me forever. Grim, fascinating, remarkable.

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  • MaryPage E

    I've listened to a lot of audiobooks, and this narrator (Adjoa Andoh) is by far the best I've ever heard! This book has a global scale, and she nailed everything from a young female American to a cockney Brit to a male Nigerian. The story itself is also very good. It's so honest and compelling.

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  • Bri B

    One of the best books I’ve experienced. Brilliant and dark

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  • Leanne T.

    The was an amazing novel, and it makes you realize that corruption happens with whomever has power it’s not a gender issue. If women suddenly have the power today, after all men have done to them...it’s no wonder that they fall into the same trap. It is a must read!

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  • Lily K.

    I really enjoyed the story and the narration. It was excellent together; the narrator really brought the story to life.

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  • Carrie S

    A must read in today’s world. Truly provocative. Beautifully written and narrated.

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