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The Book of Phoenix Audiobook

The Book of Phoenix

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Publisher's Summary

A fiery spirit dances from the pages of the Great Book. She brings the aroma of scorched sand and ozone. She has a story to tell....

The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafor's powerful, memorable, superhuman women.

Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York's Tower 7. She is an "accelerated woman" - only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix's abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading ebooks, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7. Then one evening Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life.

Devastated by his death and Tower 7's refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape. But Phoenix's escape, and her destruction of Tower 7, is just the beginning of her story. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity's future.

©2015 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    "I didn't understand this book"

    I enjoyed it right up to until the end and then the end confused me. I don't like this "let's just start over attitude" because humanity will always have good and evil and degrees in between no matter how often we are wiped out and we start over again. I prefer that good fight evil and for a while wins even if it can't last. However this book was beautifully written and performed and perhaps others will be able to see the hope in it that I couldn't find.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings EAST LANSING, MI, United States 02-01-16
    Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings EAST LANSING, MI, United States 02-01-16
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    "Stunningly unique and beautiful story"

    The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor took me completely by surprise in the best possible way. I went in really not having any idea what to expect, and what I got was a near future sci-fi wrapped in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi starring a Nigerian anti-heroine who I grew to love in the way only fictional characters can make us love. I also was surprised that my new favorite narrator, Robin Miles, performed this audiobook and (not surprising) she was absolutely perfect. I am now completely hooked on this author and will be promptly diving in to the companion book!

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    OnlineShoppingMomma 12-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "I listened till the end but somehow missed it(?)"

    The ending seemed abrupt. Otherwise 5 stars. side note, the detailed descriptions of the various Ethiopian dishes made my mouth water and want to search out an African restaurant!

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    Billie J. Rorrer Boles California 03-18-16
    Billie J. Rorrer Boles California 03-18-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Disappointed"

    Performance was good & kept me listening even though I wasn't totally captivated by where the story went. Could have been better. I thought it said 7 was immortal, but story did not say he came back after being hacked up with the big tree. And the children, whose can regenerate, where shot & killed? Story disappointed!

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    "racist book."

    the teller of the story sees all things in a racial context. It was very annoying. The logic of the story was weak.

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