Road to Nowhere

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286 ratings

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife Publisher's Summary

Philip K. Dick Award Winner for Distinguished Science Fiction

When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead.

In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population - killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant - the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power - and the strong who possess it.

A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men's clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she'll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence.

After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.

©2016 Meg Elison. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

    • The Road to Nowhere, Book 1
    • By: Meg Elison
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705

    When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population - killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant - the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power - and the strong who possess it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Equals" = "Annoying"

    • By Lulu on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • The Book of Etta

    • The Road to Nowhere, Book 2
    • By: Meg Elison
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 414

    Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and childbearing is dangerous...yet desperately necessary for humankind's future. Mothers and midwives are sacred, but Etta has a different calling.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is not The Book of The Unnamed Midwife

    • By Leanne on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $10.49