Patternist

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,556 ratings

Wild Seed Publisher's Summary

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.
©2001 Octavia E. Butler (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Wild Seed

    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most terrible villain I've ever read about.

    • By Steven L Stringfellow on 09-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Mind of My Mind

    • Patternist, Book 2
    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Christie Clarke
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505

    For 4,000 years, an immortal has spread the seeds of a master race, using the downtrodden as his private breeding stock. But now a young ghetto telepath has found a way to awaken - and rule - her superhuman kind, igniting a psychic battle as she challenges her creator for her right to free her people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The value of diversity in fiction authors.

    • By Michael on 04-29-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Clay's Ark

    • Patternist, Book 3
    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Neal Ghant
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is not book 3 of The Patternists

    • By Yolanda Wright-Udoh on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Patternmaster

    • The Patternist Series
    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Eugene H. Russell IV
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    The Patternist is a telepathic race, commanded by the Patternmaster, whose thoughts can destroy, heal, rule. Coransee, son of the ruling Patternmaster, wants the throne and will stop at nothing to get it, including venture into the wild mutant-infested hills to destroy a young apprentice - his equal and his brother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY SOMETHING LIVES UP TO WILD SEED!!

    • By Jordan on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $19.95