Expanded audiobook of 'The Handmaid's Tale' coming next week

Margaret Atwood hasn't quite finished telling "The Handmaid's Tale."

The Canadian author has provided additional material for a special audio edition coming out next week exclusively from audio producer and distributor, which is owned by The audiobook expands upon a version released in 2012 and narrated by Claire Danes, Audible told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Atwood's novel, as related through a handmaid known as "Offred," imagines a dystopian republic named Gilead in which women have lost their rights and even their identities.

The original book ends with a section called "Historical Notes," a 22nd-century academic...