Howdy book lovers,
This was like another take of The Handmaids Tale, which I read last year and thought it was…just ok, although I watched the TV series and loved it, so I may try and read it again at some point.
Why did you pick it up Vicci?
Mainly because of the cover and that I had seen it over on Booktube and Bookstagram quite a lot, and I didn’t want to miss out!
Meanwhile, over in a Dystopian America….Women have been silenced!
They are no longer allowed to read, write, use phones, hold a job, and most scary of all, they are only allowed to speak a maximum 100 words a day!
To make sure that this is completely set in place, all women have been fitted with a beautiful bracelet, a little bit like a digital watch, it has a counter on it, but instead of telling the time, it slowly counts down from 100 every time you utter a word. When it gets down to zero you will receive an electric shock.
But don’t feel it’s just us poor old women that get the sh*tty end of the stick, no, the bracelet and the rules will also apply to young female children including babies!
A once brilliant minded Dr. Jean McClellan, a leading doctor in her field of Cognitive linguistics is now just a mother of 4, she is in the house just to cook, clean and wash like the dutiful housewife that she is!
She is however given a slight reprieve when her expertise is needed…to help a man!
With Flashbacks that show how women have been beaten down to nothing, while men are still allowed to do whatever they want, this Dystopian book will give you Handmaids Tale vibes, if you like that one, then you will probably love this book too.
Narrated by Laurence Bouvard who did an awesome job, I have listened to a few books narrated by her, and she never fails to deliver a stellar performance.
About the book
Vox By: Christina Dalcher Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins Release date: 21-08-18 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Silence can be deafening.
Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just 100 words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.
Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman.
Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and 70 million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.
For herself, for her daughter and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning….
Have a Blessed day