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Embassytown

China Miéville

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Duerden

Length:

12h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:23:41


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

35:31


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:06:10


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

08:38


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

18:19


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

14:52


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

20:51


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

28:39


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

12:25


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

08:02


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

10:38


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

12:24


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

21:22


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

18:07


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

06:23


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

21:14


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

18:27


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

19:18


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

18:34


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

17:10


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

13:22


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

26:46


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

12:08


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

11:28


Part 7, Chapter 20
Part 7, Chapter 20

33:23


Part 7, Chapter 21
Part 7, Chapter 21

18:07


Part 7, Chapter 22
Part 7, Chapter 22

12:37


Part 7, Chapter 23
Part 7, Chapter 23

22:11


Part 7, Chapter 24
Part 7, Chapter 24

24:19


Part 8, Chapter 25
Part 8, Chapter 25

16:12


Part 8, Chapter 26
Part 8, Chapter 26

13:02


Part 8, Chapter 27
Part 8, Chapter 27

07:19


Part 8, Chapter 28
Part 8, Chapter 28

30:02


Part 8, Chapter 29
Part 8, Chapter 29

14:59


Part 9, Chapter 30
Part 9, Chapter 30

06:52


Part 9, Chapter 31
Part 9, Chapter 31

20:23


Part 9, Chapter 32
Part 9, Chapter 32

00:31