The Heart Goes Last

  • von Margaret Atwood
  • Sprecher: Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins
  • 12 Std. 10 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin.
Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around - and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed, and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in...for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes.
At first this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.


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Creepy, funny, way over the top

Margaret Atwood is always good for a dark dystopia. What made this one particularly uncomfortable was that it isn't really all that far from reality, and it's not a major leap to see our current society and its scientific and technological advances move towards the world described in the book. Creepy, funny, way over the top, and with a surprisingly poetic and thought-provoking ending.
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- Sibylle


Ich kann gar nicht glauben, dass Margaret Atwood das geschrieben haben soll. Die Geschichte ist flach und unglaubwürdig, die Charaktere einfältig, das Ende schier unerträglich. Eine Sektengeschichte, die so banal ist, dass es sich nicht mal lohnt, den Inhalt wiederzugeben. Zeitverschwendung. Ich hab das Buch dennoch zu Ende gehört, weil ich immer drauf gewartet habe, dass es endlich doch noch was hergibt. Vergeblich.
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- Chris Holzapfel

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 29.09.2015
  • Verlag: Random House Audio