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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Wow.... Intense. Interesting. Incredibly thought provoking and confronting.
Wonderful voice performance by all performers. Not for your casual Sunday read.
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- Kellie Grealy

Excellent! A must read

I loved this book, right to the VERY end. A very clever idea and well written without being too dark. I laughed so hard to myself at the end.
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- pieta

Book Details

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