Summary

In a violent near-future, Asa Elias Doyle and her companions encounter an alien life form so heinous and destructive, they exile themselves in the desert so as not to contaminate other humans. To resist the compulsion to infect others is mental agony, but to succumb is to relinquish humanity and free will. Desperate, they kidnap a doctor and his two daughters as they cross the wasteland--and endanger the world.
©1984 Octavia E. Butler (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Rudy Lorentz on 04-04-17

Not Octavia Butler's best...

This book wasn't as listenable as the first two in the series. I didn't enjoy it as much as it felt like a departure from the other books.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Tiffany on 24-08-15

a little confusing

I'm not exactly sure how this goes into book 1 and 2. Seems like it belongs in a totally different series. It was a bit of a struggle to finish. I will go on to book 4 so at least I finished the series. I love Octavia but this wasn't so great. the narration was mediocre at best.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Yolanda Wright-Udoh on 22-11-17

This is not book 3 of The Patternists

I kept waiting for its connection to the first 2 books. There is none. Completely different story.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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