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  • Akata Witch

  • Akata Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she has albinism. She's a terrific athlete but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing - she is a "free agent" with latent mystical power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • imaginative!

  • By A^3 on 04-26-18

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Best YA novel I’ve ever read (listened to). Okorafor is simply brilliant. A must read!

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  • Who Fears Death

  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A journey.

  • By Samuel Montgomery-Blinn on 11-15-10

Compelling and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

I'm becoming a fan of Okorafor's story telling and what she brings to a sci-fi/fantasy genre that's dominated by the cultural biases of more conventional authors. This story was immediately recognizable, yet stretched my notions of what the fantasy genre could contain. On to the next Okorafor story!

  • Parable of the Talents

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058

Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and murder are commonplace. And a zealous, bigoted tyrant has won his way into the White House. Directly opposed is Lauren Olamina, founder of Earthseed - a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". Persecuted for "heathen" beliefs as much as for having a black female leader, Earthseed's followers face a life-and-death struggle to preserve their vision.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Look Into Our Future

  • By Alysia on 01-27-14

Wonderful continuation

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

Loved the story, found the voice acting distractingly bad and the editing poorly done. Wish that Thigpen had lived to reprise her reading in the first book.