Recording in between filming Season 3 of the TV show in Toronto, sometimes in costume, Elisabeth was joined in the narration by a number of other actors from The Handmaid’s Tale, who gave voice to characters who appear in the Historical Notes.
Ann Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia, narrates the opening of the notes, with Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford narrating the transcript that confirms the demise of Gilead but leaves the end of Offred’s story ambiguous.
We’ve picked out some of the best quotes from the audiobook here, so sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the world of Gilead.
"What a beautiful May day."
Offred and Ofglen have a coded conversation.
"I never liked red. It's not my colour."
We get our very first description of the Handmaids' famous red outfit.
"I have something to tell you..."
When a law is passed banning women from working, June and her colleagues are ordered to leave immediately.