When She Woke

When She Woke

A Novel

Streaming Audiobook - 2011
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Hannah Payne awakens to a nightmare. She is lying on a table in a bare room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home. She is now a convicted criminal, and her skin color has been genetically altered. Her crime, according to the State of Texas: the murder of her unborn child, whose father she refuses to name. Her color: red. The color of newly shed blood. In Hannah's America, sometime in the future, faith, love, and sexuality have fallen prey to politics. Convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated, but chromed, forced to appear in a new and sinister form of reality TV, and released back into the population. Stigmatized in a hostile world, they must survive the best they can. Until her arrest, Hannah had devoted her life to church and family. In seeking a path to safety, she is forced to question the values she once held true and the righteousness of a country that politicizes the personal.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611745719
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 45 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Corrigan, Heather
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudio


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Mar 11, 2017

Big disappointment, didn't even finish. Hoped it might be in the vein of The Handmaid's Tale. Looking back I'd try the ebook, as this narrator was awful to my ear.

samdog123 Jun 30, 2014

A modern day dystopian tale based on Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." In this modern world, the punishment for crimes is "chroming," a genetic change of the skin for different offenses. Hannah has an abortion in order to protect her high profile married lover. Sentenced to chroming, she endures many hardships and comes to question her fundamental religious upbringing. Excellent audio book--I loved the narrator.

Aug 02, 2012

Fantastic. I actually looked forward to traffic!

Jun 21, 2012

I quite enjoyed this book.


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