Kindred Audiobook (Unabridged)

Kindred (Unabridged), by Octavia Butler
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The first science-fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of African-American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity.

Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life.

During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she's been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother.

Author Octavia E. Butler skilfully juxtaposes the serious issues of slavery, human rights, and racial prejudice with an exciting science-fiction, romance, and historical adventure. Kim Staunton's narrative talent magically transforms the listener's earphones into an audio time machine.

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About the Author

Though you may know Octavia Butler from the popular titles Kindred, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, Butler is actually one of the most renowned Science Fiction & Fantasy authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 3 audiobooks from Butler, with the latest Science Fiction & Fantasy title being: Parable of the Sower. Kindred was added to our catalog in 2007, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Kindred is the most popular and bestselling from Butler. Enjoy over 37 hours of listening from Butler, among the 3 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Science Fiction & Fantasy books from Octavia Butler. For more choices and information on Octavia Butler, please visit their author page: Octavia Butler.