Binti by Nnedi Okorafor audiobook

Binti

By Nnedi Okorafor
Read by Robin Miles

Macmillan Audio 9780765385253

The Binti Series: Book 1

2.51 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427269454

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella! Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself — but first she has to make it there, alive. PRAISE FOR BINTI "With her rich, lyrical voice, narrator Robin Miles effortlessly moves among such emotions as anticipation, fear, resignation, and fortitude with just the slightest adjustments in breath. Her prodigious range elevates this short novella into a resonating performance that will linger long beyond its mere two-plus hours." - School Library Journal "Binti is a supreme read about a sexy, edgy Afropolitan in space! It's a wondrous combination of extra-terrestrial adventure and age-old African diplomacy. Unforgettable!" — Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning Kenyan film director of Punzi and From a Whisper

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Summary

Summary

A 2016 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novella

Winner of the 2015 Nebula Award for Novella

Winner of Nebula Awards - Winner, 2016

Nominated for Nebula Awards - Nominee, 2015

Nominated for Hugo Award - Nominee, 2016

Winner of Hugo Award - Winner, 2016

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself — but first she has to make it there, alive.

PRAISE FOR BINTI
"With her rich, lyrical voice, narrator Robin Miles effortlessly moves among such emotions as anticipation, fear, resignation, and fortitude with just the slightest adjustments in breath. Her prodigious range elevates this short novella into a resonating performance that will linger long beyond its mere two-plus hours." - School Library Journal

"Binti is a supreme read about a sexy, edgy Afropolitan in space! It's a wondrous combination of extra-terrestrial adventure and age-old African diplomacy. Unforgettable!" — Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning Kenyan film director of Punzi and From a Whisper

Reviews

Reviews

by Ana 5/5/2017
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Perfection through and through

I waited to listen to this book just because I usually like something lengthy — or at least that is what I thought. But this story immediately grabs you and it is so lyrical, especially with Robin Miles' reading, that there is really no criticism that could be offered. A work of art, and an out of body experience, I guess this one could be compared to the movie Arrival (I never read the book) in the way that it sends you into another dimension almost, via language. They say that language shapes reality, and this story will provoke you to think deeper about that.

Author

Author Bio: Nnedi Okorafor

Author Bio: Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her children’s book Long Juju Man won the 2007–2008 Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa, and her adult novel Who Fears Death was a Tiptree Honor Book. She is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 2.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English