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Parable of the Talents

Octavia Butler

Best-selling author Octavia E. Butler’s acclaimed novels have won numerous awards, and she is a recipient of a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Parable of the Talents was selected as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and murder are commonplace. Taking advantage of the situation, a zealous, bigoted tyrant wins his way into the White House. Directly opposed is Lauren Olamina, founder of Earthseed--a new faith that teaches "God Is Change." Persecuted for "heathen" beliefs as much as for having a black female leader, Earthseed’s followers face a life-and-death struggle to preserve their vision. Butler’s fluid writing and keen observations about race, gender, politics, and religion make for a moving parable that will be pondered for generations. A powerful reading from three standout narrators captures the multi-generational sweep of this poignant tale.

Best-selling author Octavia E. Butler’s acclaimed novels have won numerous awards, and she is a recipient of a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Parable of the Talents was selected as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and murder are commonplace. Taking advantage of the situation, a zealous, bigoted tyrant wins his way into the White House. Directly opposed is Lauren Olamina, founder of Earthseed--a new faith that teaches "God Is Change." Persecuted for "heathen" beliefs as much as for having a black female leader, Earthseed’s followers face a life-and-death struggle to preserve their vision. Butler’s fluid writing and keen observations about race, gender, politics, and religion make for a moving parable that will be pondered for generations. A powerful reading from three standout narrators captures the multi-generational sweep of this poignant tale.
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Best-selling author Octavia E. Butler’s acclaimed novels have won numerous awards, and she is a recipient of a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Parable of the Talents was selected as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and murder are commonplace. Taking advantage of the situation, a zealous, bigoted tyrant wins his way into the White House. Directly opposed is Lauren Olamina, founder of Earthseed--a new faith that teaches "God Is Change." Persecuted for "heathen" beliefs as much as for having a black female leader, Earthseed’s followers face a life-and-death struggle to preserve their vision. Butler’s fluid writing and keen observations about race, gender, politics, and religion make for a moving parable that will be pondered for generations. A powerful reading from three standout narrators captures the multi-generational sweep of this poignant tale.

Language:

English

Narrators:

a full cast

Length:

15h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

54:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:02:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

57:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

52:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:02:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:42