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  • Bloodchild and Other Stories

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Six remarkable stories from a master of modern science fiction. Octavia E. Butler's classic "Bloodchild," winner of both the Nebula and Hugo awards, anchors this collection of incomparable stories and essays. "Bloodchild" is set on a distant planet where human children spend their lives preparing to become hosts for the offspring of the alien Tlic. Sometimes the procedure is harmless, but often it is not. Also included is the Hugo Award - winning "Speech Sounds," about a near future in which humans must adapt after an apocalyptic event robs them of their ability to speak.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good stories, well narrated

  • By Donna on 08-03-15

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-16

This is my first foray into this authors' work. The stories and essays were wonderfully written and thought-provoking, the narration a perfect fit. The afterwords were a great inclusion.

I'm looking forward to listening to more of Octavia E. Butlers' work in the future!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Southern Bound

  • Max Porter, Book 1
  • By: Stuart Jaffe
  • Narrated by: Stuart Jaffe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

When Max and Sandra Porter moved down to North Carolina, they thought they were getting a new beginning - good job, good pay, and a lovely little place in Winston-Salem. But the family that hired him to research land deals in North Carolina is not all that they seem. And when Max discovers that his office is haunted by Marshall Drummond, PI - a ghost from the 1940s - what started as a simple research job sinks him neck-deep in a world of old mysteries and dangerous enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story, and the Author Narrated Great!

  • By The Bookwyrm Speaks on 09-13-15

A fun story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-16

I really enjoyed Drummond's character, and I'm looking forward to reading more about him as the series continues.

  • Dying for a Living

  • A Jesse Sullivan Novel
  • By: Kory M. Shrum
  • Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Opened my eyes on the Urban Fantasy genre

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 06-05-16

Fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-16

An enjoyable book with a fun cast of characters and plot twists. The next book promises to hold more of the same.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cage

  • By: Megan Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn't know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments - tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle - and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures and time periods, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn't alone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • wasn't expecting a series

  • By Amy Humbyrd on 07-28-15

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

This was a departure from what I was expecting but it was a welcome one. I'm looking forward to the next book in the trilogy with baited breath.