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?


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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I loved this book. Genuinely gutted when it ended. The characters were fascinating, the premise was well thought through, the story was performed with flair and drama. It felt more like a play than an audio book. Totally recommend.
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- Hilary


Honestly just so good! The writing is wonderful, the characters are believable and the voice performances are great. Made me feel completely electric.
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- Ebba Claire Austen

Book Details

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