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Read By: Emmett Grosland, Em Grosland Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Monk & Robot Series Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781250807748

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Longest Chapter Length:

47:04 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

17 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

22:34 minutes

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Publisher Description

"Narrator Emmett Grosland conjures the essence of a troubled soul in search of peace in this gentle audio."—AudioFile Magazine In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Hugo Award-winner Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk and Robot series gives us hope for the future. It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They're going to need to ask it a lot. Becky Chambers's new series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter? A Macmillan Audio production from Tordotcom

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"Window in a potential future where we can stop worrying about existential threats and face our humanity. Albeit a bit short, but it says all it has to say. Great narration, great writing, will definetly also hear the sequel and everything else Becky Chambers has to offer."

— ADA (5 out of 5 stars)


  • “A joyful experience and, as with all of Chambers’s books, I was left with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.”

    — New Scientist
  • “[A] delightful and quietly philosophical novella that presents a hopeful glimpse into a future where humanity actually does the right thing.”

    — BuzzFeed
  • “The gentle touch with which Chambers handles her material makes the book’s loftiest philosophical aims feel grounded…with a pervading sense of optimism and warmth.”

    — Shelf Awareness (starred review)
  • “A series…pursuing stories that arise from abundance instead of scarcity, kindness instead of cruelty, and I look forward to seeing where it goes from here.”

    — NPR


  • A July 2021 LibraryReads Pick
  • Finalist for the 2022 Hugo Award for Best Novella
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
  • Winner of Hugo Award - Winner, 2022
  • Among longlisted titles for NPR Best Book of the Year, 2021

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About Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers is a science fiction author best known for her Hugo Award-winning Wayfarers series. Her books have also been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Locus Award, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, among others. She has a background in performing arts and grew up in a family heavily involved in space science.

About the Narrators

Amanda Dolan is a professional actor in the MFA program at Brown University. Her credits include Richard III, Macbeth, Falsettos, The Rocky Horror Show, Hair, and The Who’s Tommy.

Chris Henry Coffey is a film and television actor known for his role in David Schwimmer’s film, Trust. He has also had roles on Broadway, including the play Bronx Bombers. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.