Fledgling

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD33847
Released: Jul 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538459379
Narrator/s: Tracey Leigh
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Description

Fledgling, the late Octavia E. Butler's final novel, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified, fifty-three-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted—and still wants—to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself. Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human.

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CD
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Author(s): Octavia E. Butler
Narrator(s): Adenrele Ojo
Product Number DF0752
Released: Sep 15, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980031659
eAudio
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Author(s): Octavia E. Butler
Narrator(s): Adenrele Ojo
Product Number Z15305
Released: Sep 01, 2020
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ISBN: #9781980031833
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Author(s): Octavia E. Butler
Product Number EB00621002
Released: Aug 25, 2015
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Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: #9781583228043

Professional reviews

"Readers who believe that the science fiction genre boasts no quality literature need look no further than Butler for proof to the contrary. Though the story revolves around nonhuman vampires, this is not a horror novel, nor is it a romance, yet it contains elements of both. In Butler's hands this is a much deeper and much more emotional story about what it means to be "other." Tracey Leigh turns in a performance worthy of the material, which is no small feat, as the main character is an amnesiac 53-year-old female vampire in the body of an 11-year-old. Listeners follow the character while she figures out who and what she is, and they will not doubt the journey for a single moment. S.D.D. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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