Embassytown, China Mieville
  • List: $22.50  |  Sale: $15.75
    Club: $11.25
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Embassytown

Author: China Mieville

Narrator: Susan Duerden

Unabridged: 12 hr 23 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 05/17/2011

Genre: Fiction - Science Fiction

Synopsis

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.

Recommended

Darth Plagueis: Star Wars, James Luceno
Darth Plagueis: Star Wars
by James Luceno

He was the most powerful Sith lord who ever lived.But could he be the only one who never died? “Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful an...

Narrator: Daniel Davis
Published: 01/10/2012

Red Rising, Pierce Brown
Red Rising
by Pierce Brown

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life wi...

Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Published: 04/16/2014

Dune, Frank Herbert
Dune
by Frank Herbert

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot ...

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 05/29/2007

Thrawn (Star Wars), Timothy Zahn
Thrawn (Star Wars)
by Timothy Zahn

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history. One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors ...

Narrator: Marc Thompson
Published: 04/11/2017

Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park
by Michael Crichton

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great Americ...

Narrator: Scott Brick
Published: 04/28/2015

American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold, Harry Turtledove
American Empire: The Center Cannot Hold
by Harry Turtledove

In this sequel to Blood & Iron by Sidewise Award-winning master of alternate history Harry Turtledove, the Great Depression leaves the USA and CSA vulnerable. Though victors in the War of Secession, the CSA still reels from losing the Great War....

Narrator: George Guidall
Published: 05/23/2008

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book WorldNominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great America...

Narrator: Stephen Fry
Published: 04/05/2005

Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThe bestselling cult classic—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, ...

Narrator: Wil Wheaton
Published: 08/16/2011

Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula AwardsIn order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kin...

Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Published: 04/01/2004
{"id":"318223","ean":"9780307913807","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Embassytown","subtitle":"","author":"China Mieville","rating_average":"3.5","narrator":"Susan Duerden","ubr_id":"318223","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"22.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.62","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Susan Duerden","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}