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Parable of the Sower

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Written By: Octavia E. Butler

Narrated By: Lynne Thigpen

Date: June 2009

Duration: 12 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

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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  • Anonymous

    Amazing read and beautiful narrator. Picking the Parable of Talents righ away!

  • Adrienne R.

    The book was enlightening and gave much insight to what the future may hold.

  • Latoya L.

    Its crazy how much this book relates to today ans might be a foreseeable future. Here are some pieces of goodness and quotes from the book that I loved: What if all we know is wrong, what if God is something else all together We do not worship God, we perceive and attend God, We learn from God, with forethought and work we shape God, In the end we yield to God. We adapt and endure for we are Earthseed and God is change. All that you touch, you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change. Once people get the idea that it's alright to take what they want and destroy the rest, who knows when they'll stop. Cops be drunk with power and hungry for more. *Read this book, Octavia Butler outdid herself once again. #book19of2020 #bookworm #whatsnext #highlyrecommended

  • Maddy S.

    Great read!!

  • Nadia R.

    This book was a pleasant surprise. I had read one of Octavia Butler’s books before and this was just as excellent. The narrator was absolutely spectacularly.

  • Lisa M.

    The story was wonderful. The reading was wonderful. Wonderful book. Octavia Butler was an incredible writer.

  • Sarah M

    Excellent book and narration. I can't wait to find the second book.

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