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  • 1
    Dawn: Xenogenesis, Book 1 | Octavia E. Butler

    Dawn: Xenogenesis, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Aldrich Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation while the aliens begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet. When Lilith Iyapo is "awakened", she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying aliens, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become. But the aliens cannot help humanity without altering it forever.


    Written in 1987, I don't understand how it is considered a Classic. This is not even one of Butler's most well known no..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 27 2016 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
  • 2
    Adulthood Rites: Xenogenesis, Book 2 | Octavia E. Butler

    Adulthood Rites: Xenogenesis, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Aldrich Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this sequel to Dawn, Lilith Iyapo has given birth to what looks like a normal human boy named Akin. But Akin actually has five parents: a male and female human, a male and female Oankali, and a sexless Ooloi. The Oankali and Ooloi are part of an alien race that rescued humanity from a devastating nuclear war, but the price they exact is a high one the aliens are compelled to genetically merge their species with other races, drastically altering both in the process.

    Better than the first

    Adulthood Rites is the second book in a trilogy. After a devastating world war, an alien race has come to earth. The aliens completely dominated the w..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2016 by Adam Shields (Marietta, GA, USA)
  • 3
    Imago | Octavia E. Butler


    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Barrett Aldrich
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Human and Oankali have been mating since the aliens first came to Earth to rescue the few survivors of an annihilating nuclear war. The Oankali began a massive breeding project, guided by the ooloi, a sexless subspecies capable of manipulating DNA, in the hope of eventually creating a perfect starfaring race. Jodahs is supposed to be just another hybrid of human and Oankali, but as he begins his transformation to adulthood he finds himself becoming ooloi - the first ever born to a human mother.

    What an amazing trilogy!

    Originally posted at: A Girl That Likes Books

    First impression

    What an amazing trilogy. I am so glad this was my first contact with ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2015 by Carolina (Montreal, QC, Canada)