Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.
©2005 Octavia E. Butler; (P)2007 BBC Audio
The narrator tells the story with great intensity. I felt transported
Into another realm.
My favorite character was Shorie. . I really liked how she described sensory
Best vampire story ever told.
This book is the most entertaining I've found on Audible so far.
The narration is great and the complexity of the story unfolds at a good pace. The author clearly imagined an entire world in order to create the vampire culture for this book.
The first few chapters really drew me in.
This was a great book to listen to over the course of a week. We did it on the way to and from vacation (10 hour drive each way).
Great to listen to with a friend or family member so that you can talk about it!
Books are better than TV -- Except for Outlander. That rocks!
I enjoyed this book right up til the end, when it just fizzled out. I wonder if Ms. Butler intended a sequel that was never written, which is unfortunate because the ending is so abrupt. It's really too bad.
This book reminded me strongly of the same alien-mind type of story so well written by Stephanie Meyer in "Host." If you enjoy this kind of book, I highly recommend it.
This is my all time favorite writer, the most original you will ever read. This story is one of her weakest however it holds together well enough that I have listened to it already several times. Well worth the money. Let's agitate to get her other stuff on audio!
The best way to explain this book is that it was as if it was written for a young adult audience (it's clearly not because the themes are mature) because the writing is very formal and unnecessarily repetitive. The dialog between the characters is unnatural. While the "universe" of vampires that was created by the author was fantastic, this particular story was not very interesting. The legal trial at the end was particularly boring.
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