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Author: Octavia E. Butler Narrator: Lynne Thigpen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781440761577
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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 eighteen-year-old Lauren Olamina. The young woman’s diary entries tell the story of her life amid a violent twenty-first-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.

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About the Author

Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, one of very few African American women in the field. She won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards and was the first science fiction writer ever to receive the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant in 1995.

About the Narrator

Lynne Thigpen (1948–2003), an Earphones Award–winning narrator, was a multitalented actress who performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. During her thirty-year career, she went on to appear in nearly forty movies and numerous television series.