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Clay's Ark Audiobook

Clay's Ark: Patternist, Book 3

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In a violent near-future, Asa Elias Doyle and her companions encounter an alien life form so heinous and destructive, they exile themselves in the desert so as not to contaminate other humans. To resist the compulsion to infect others is mental agony, but to succumb is to relinquish humanity and free will. Desperate, they kidnap a doctor and his two daughters as they cross the wasteland--and endanger the world.

©1984 Octavia E. Butler (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    "a little confusing"

    I'm not exactly sure how this goes into book 1 and 2. Seems like it belongs in a totally different series. It was a bit of a struggle to finish. I will go on to book 4 so at least I finished the series. I love Octavia but this wasn't so great. the narration was mediocre at best.

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    F Douglas Griffin Augusta, GA 10-06-16
    F Douglas Griffin Augusta, GA 10-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Octavia Butler never disappoints!!"

    The story was so riveting that I felt like it ended way too soon. The characters were nicely developed, the storyline was intriguing, and the speaker stayed true to the voice of each character.

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    Marisaurus Louisville, Ky 04-08-16
    Marisaurus Louisville, Ky 04-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "So so dark"

    Her writing is so solid. I feel like i missed a boom or something... The story starts a giant leap into the future and i guess I'm stuck in a more formulaic story rut. It was interesting, but very dark.

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    Zephyris Alberta 09-11-15
    Zephyris Alberta 09-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    Why isn't this a movie? What a riveting,well written story. I could not stop listening!

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    Yolanda Wright-Udoh 11-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This is not book 3 of The Patternists"

    I kept waiting for its connection to the first 2 books. There is none. Completely different story.

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    F. Stuart Leeds Yellow Springs, OH 11-12-17
    F. Stuart Leeds Yellow Springs, OH 11-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Love Butler, loved the first two Patternist books"

    But this story was tiresome and overtold. And has very little to do with the Patternist storyline at all, really. It’s your basic epidemiological apocalypse story - admittedly, written before the field was glutted, but not a particularly good example of the subgenre, in any case. I’m moving on to the final book of the series, for completeness’s sake. It least there are telepaths in it - there are none to be found in Clay’s Ark.

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    J. Reid So. California 10-21-17
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    "Not the story I was expecting. "

    This was a departure from what I was looking for. It is not a direct continuation from mind of my mind but something entirely different. It is still interesting, but not really what I was after.

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    "Not Octavia Butler's best..."

    This book wasn't as listenable as the first two in the series. I didn't enjoy it as much as it felt like a departure from the other books.

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