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  • Wild Seed

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567

Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflexor design. He fears no one...until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. Together they weave a pattern of destiny unimaginable to mortals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fairy Tale... even if it's not

  • By Annette on 12-23-09

Octavia Butler's Stunning as Usual

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-18

First of all, I really loved the narrator. They could change voices to suit the characters better than most, and his story telling was riveting and I didn't want to stop. As far as the story goes, Butler's style is always refreshing. It's simple to read, but deep and complex in nature. There's just nobody better, and there's nobody like her. I'd just like to know: was she really going to die, or did she play him?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Phoenix

  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunningly unique and beautiful story

  • By Anya on 02-01-16

Depth and Color and Colorful Depth

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

I'm so glad I left the world of LOTR and Richie rich superheroes and started on these journeys of Okorafor. They're immersive, messy, real, and provocative. Very excited to read more of her masterful art. Reading this one after Who Fears Death was such a delightful way to have my mind taken on layers of trips which parallel the real world, while also adding ridh and colorful futuristic dreams, apocolypses, revolutions, and one of the best visions of superheroes I've ever heard.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Obelisk Gate

  • The Broken Earth, Book 2
  • By: N. K. Jemisin
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,377
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,869

This is the way the world ends, for the last time. The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Miles is becoming my favorite narrator

  • By Jesslyn H on 08-29-16

So addictive!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-17

The utopia is Jemisin's inclusion of peoples from so many and various environments of life.