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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,818 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Octavia Butler Narrator: Lynne Thigpe Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Octavia E. Butler paints a stunning portrait of an all-too-believable near future. As with Kindred and her other critically-acclaimed novels, Parable of the Sower skillfully combines startling visionary and socially realistic concepts.

God is change. That is the central truth of the Earthseed movement, whose unlikely prophet is 18-year-old Lauren Olamina. The young woman's diary entries tell the story of her life amid a violent 21st-century hell of walled neighborhoods and drug-crazed pyromaniacs - and reveal her evolving Earthseed philosophy. Against a backdrop of horror emerges a message of hope: if we are willing to embrace divine change, we will survive to fulfill our destiny among the stars.

For her elegant, literate works of science fiction, Octavia E. Butler has been compared to Toni Morrison and Ursula K. LeGuin. Narrator Lynne Thigpen's melodious voice will hold you spellbound throughout this compelling parable of modern society. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tiffany | 2/20/2014

    " I loved this book, it is a great glimpse into the possible future. This is a must-read for everyone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mom/aka:Annette | 2/19/2014

    " A little too graphic though I liked the story line and the author's writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shannon | 2/5/2014

    " This book is amazing and also scared the shit out of me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eileen Reeger | 1/21/2014

    " First book I ever read by this author and I absolutely fell in love with her. I read all of the books in this series and was so sad to find out that she died. The edition I read was edited poorly and although that can really kill a book for me quickly I let it go b/c I liked the story and writing in general so much. "

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