The Power

  • by Naomi Alderman
  • Narrated by Naomi Alderman, Adjoa Andoh, Thomas Judd, Emma Fenney, Phil Nightingale
  • 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

2017 Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.'
Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death.
With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed, and we look at the world in an entirely new light. What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?

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What the Critics Say

"Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything." (Margaret Atwood)
"The Power is a subtly funny, lyrical and utterly subversive vision of an impossible future. As all the best visionaries do, Alderman shines a penetrating and yet merciful light on to our present and the so many cruelties in which we may be complicit." (A. L. Kennedy)
"Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer." (Sunday Times)

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To be honest I only finished reading this book because of a book club. I get where the author was going with it and the end wrapped it up, but it’s not a book I would naturally read.
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- Carter

Must read for everyone with an wothout a gender

Naomi Alderman's gender swapped novel of power dynamics lights-up vital new ideas of gender equality.
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- Kathryn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios