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The Book of Flora

The Road to Nowhere, Book 3
Narrated by: Shakina Nayfack
Series: Road to Nowhere, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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In this Philip K. Dick Award-winning series, one woman’s unknowable destiny depends on a bold new step in human evolution.

In the wake of the apocalypse, Flora has come of age in a highly gendered post-plague society where females have become a precious, coveted, hunted, and endangered commodity. But Flora does not participate in the economy that trades in bodies. An anathema in a world that prizes procreation above all else, she is an outsider everywhere she goes, including the thriving all-female city of Shy. 

Now navigating a blighted landscape, Flora, her friends, and a sullen young slave she adopts as her own child leave their oppressive pasts behind to find their place in the world. They seek refuge aboard a ship where gender is fluid, where the dynamic is uneasy, and where rumors flow of a bold new reproductive strategy. 

When the promise of a miraculous hope for humanity’s future tears Flora’s makeshift family asunder, she must choose: protect the safe haven she’s built or risk everything to defy oppression, whatever its provenance.

©2019 by Meg Elison. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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love the series!

I stumbled upon the initial book in the series and was immediately hooked. Woman focused post apocalyptic fiction ❤❤

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Not worthy of the series

What the frag?!? How did Elison’s editor let this go to press? Flora isn’t even fully realized, the plot has GIANT holes, the over-dependence on deus ex machina was absurd, and the characters make the most illogical choices!!!! If you want to go to SF from the Midwest, why go through Georgia?!? It was profoundly frustrating as a listener from chapter one. I loved The Book Of the Unnamed Midwife; the second one was worth a listen, but ....this one was a rough draft that needed work. Never tell when you can show.

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Another great read!

Another great read by Meg Elison! I hope she has more in the works cause I'm definitely a fan.