Embassytown

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: China Miéville

Narrated By: Susan Duerden

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2011

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

China Miéville doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war.

In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak.

Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language.

When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties—to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak yet speaks through her.

Genres:

  • Donald A

    Brilliant book on language and self determination. It took a bit to grasp the lexicon of the book, but it more than pays off to be a diligent reader. Fantastic world building! I love books about language!!!!!!!

Embassytown

by China Miéville

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Embassytown, China Miéville
Embassytown, China Miéville
This title is due for release on May 17, 2011.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Embassytown, China Miéville
This title is due for release on May 17, 2011
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Embassytown, China Miéville
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Embassytown, China Miéville

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.