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Kindred Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Kindred (Unabridged), by Octavia Butler
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 3.98 (16,588 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Octavia Butler Narrator: Kim Staunton Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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The first science-fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of African-American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity.

Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life.

During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she's been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.

Author Octavia E. Butler skilfully juxtaposes the serious issues of slavery, human rights, and racial prejudice with an exciting science-fiction, romance, and historical adventure. Kim Staunton's narrative talent magically transforms the listener's earphones into an audio time machine.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Christine | 2/17/2014

    " More of a 4.5. Excellent book. Intense and heartbreaking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Tamara | 2/17/2014

    " Great plot. Wasn't what I was expecting. Some parts were hard to read, for it was a big reminder of how cruel people could be and such a shameful time in our history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Uriel | 2/7/2014

    " We read it in class and i got sucked in from the begining! I felt Danas pain when she explained the situation when she would be attacked. I winced and almost sweated! it was soo good from begining to end! i loved all the characters even though some were complete asses! check this book out! you're mossing out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Vanessa | 1/27/2014

    " Amazing, necessary reading. LOVED IT! "

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