Dawn : Xenogenesis

  • by Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by Aldrich Barrett
  • Series: Xenogenesis
  • 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation while the aliens begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet. When Lilith Iyapo is "awakened", she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying aliens, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become. But the aliens cannot help humanity without altering it forever.
Bonded to the aliens in ways no human has ever known, Lilith tries to fight them even as her own species comes to fear and loathe her. A stunning story of invasion and alien contact by one of science fiction's finest writers.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good but grating on the ears at times

The plot is good but all the human characters are angry and annoying which likely they would be in their situation but not one of them appears to accept it, even the main character who’s attitude is wholly aggressive and negative. I will likely progress with the 2nd book but I just hope that it steers the characters toward a more positive demeanour.
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- Mike


although slow and tiring, it is very personal and quite emotional, as it attempts to paint a great picture of life with extraterrestials, that differs from the conventional 'bogeyish' depictions of such a life.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-01-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios