Female of the Species

  • by Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by Fred Stella
  • 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

World-famous anthropologist Gray Kaiser has almost everything. She is brilliance, self-sufficient, and beautiful. But at 59, one thing is still missing from her life. She has never been in love. Her assistant Errol McEchern has loved her for many years, but she doesn't know.Errol convinces Gray to return to the site of her first triumph - Kenya, where she had discovered an isolated tribe of Masai who worshipped American World War II deserter Charles Corgi as a god. While there, they meet Raphael Sarasola, a 24-year-old graduate assistant whose dark good looks and insolent manner make him a double for the dead Corgi. And as Errol watches, amazed and injured, Gray falls in love. From its exotic beginning to its chilling end, The Female of the Species is a hypnotic, beautifully written novel. Through Errol, Raphael, and Gray, Lionel Shriver explores love in all its desperation.


What the Critics Say

"From beginning to end, The Female of the Species is intelligent, sensual, absolutely fascinating and thoroughly extraordinary. And that's not half the praise it deserves." (Richmond Times-Dispatch)


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Loved other Lionel Shriver work and assumed I would enjoy this one. Didnt. Very dull.
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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio