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    The Book of Phoenix | Nnedi Okorafor

    The Book of Phoenix

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York's Tower 7. She is an "accelerated woman" - only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix's abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading ebooks, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7.

    Wonderful, Fresh, Different

    Among the best of the audiobooks I've listened to so far.

    Reviewed on October 30 2016 by Kimberly Ward (Montpelier, Vermont United States)
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    The Book of Phoenix | Nnedi Okorafor

    The Book of Phoenix

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated By Patricia Rodriguez
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    The stunning stand-alone prequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Who Fears Death by the author of Lagoon. They call her many things - a research project, a test-subject, a specimen. An abomination. But she calls herself Phoenix, an 'accelerated woman' - a genetic experiment grown and raised in Manhattan's famous Tower 7, the only home she has ever known. Although she's only two years old, Phoenix has the body and mind of an adult - and powers beyond imagining.

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    Who Fears Death | Nnedi Okorafor

    Who Fears Death

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    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.

    A journey.

    This book is a journey, and it is at times an intentionally uncomfortable one. Set in a (far?) future subsaharan Africa, racially-based genocides cont..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 15 2010 by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn (Durham, NC USA)