Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler audiobook

Parable of the Sower

By Octavia E. Butler
Read by Lynne Thigpen

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780446675505
12.04 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 1994 Nebula Award for Best Novel

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in African American Science Fiction

A Gizmodo Pick of Immersive Audiobooks That Will Transport You to Another World

A Huffington Post Pick of Novels about Climate Change

A New York Magazine Top 10 Books Pick

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A prophetic odyssey.” Essence
Parable of the Sower is a stunner. It’s a terrifying vision of a dismal future…and an eerily dangerous parallel to our present path.” Wall Street Journal
““Narrator Lynne Thigpen delivers a performance perfectly appropriate to the proceedings: solemn, thoughtful, and pointedly challenging to listeners’ notions of society and religion.” AudioFile
“A powerful story of hope and faith…a parable of modern society…excellent.“ Denver Post
“Lauren’s journey through the wilds beyond walled middle-class enclaves reminds us that ecological pressures lay some lower than others, while inviting us to imagine more egalitarian ways of organizing future worlds.” Huffington Post

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Author Bio: Octavia E. Butler

Author Bio: Octavia E. Butler

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 in 1995 was the first science fiction writer ever to receive the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English