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The Book of Etta Audiobook

The Book of Etta: The Road to Nowhere, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

In the gripping sequel to the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, one woman undertakes a desperate journey to rescue the future.

Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and childbearing is dangerous...yet desperately necessary for humankind's future. Mothers and midwives are sacred, but Etta has a different calling. As a scavenger. Loyal to the village but living on her own terms, Etta roams the desolate territory beyond: salvaging useful relics of the ruined past and braving the threat of brutal slave traders, who are seeking women and girls to sell and subjugate.

When slavers seize those she loves, Etta vows to release and avenge them. But her mission will lead her to the stronghold of the Lion - a tyrant who dominates the innocent with terror and violence. There, with no allies and few weapons besides her wits and will, she will risk both body and spirit not only to save lives but also to liberate a new world's destiny.

©2017 Meg Elison (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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  • Leanne
    08/03/17
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    "This is not The Book of The Unnamed Midwife"

    I was eager for this book to arrive after I pre-ordered it because of how impressed I was by "The Book of the Unnamed Midwife." Unfortunately, this book didn't live up to its prequel. Etta/Eddie is not very well developed; Elision's shot at a character grappling with their gender identity is neither believable nor compelling. The book reads like fan fiction of the original novel.

    The narration isn't much better. Ojo struggles with even the most basic of accents.

    I wouldn't recommend this title to anyone seeking to replicate their experience with the first book of the series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    East Texas
    25/03/17
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    "Good story. Terrible Performance."

    Terrible narrator. The reader mispronounces simple words like peripheral...saying instead periphreal. Her accents and voices detracted rather than enhanced the story. I suffered through the whole book because the story is interesting. But I would never get another book read by this lady. I will just buy the book and read it myself if she is the only reader available. Periphreal? Really? A professional reader who cannot even pronounce words correctly? Can't believe they let it hit the market. Ruined a good story. The first book in this series had a good narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Getshotzi
    22/06/17
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    "I'm so let down"

    The Unnamed Midwife was really interesting and unique. It provided an amazing potential for a sequel, but this did not measure up. The main character is androgynous and dresses as a man for survival purposes when he leaves his village which the protagonist did in the first book since there are few women left on earth. I couldn't get enough of the first book and highly recommend it, but this one took forever to finish and unfortunately felt like an item on my to-do list. To simplify, the first book was "WOW!" and this book was just "MEH..." Read the first and skip this one. Trust me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • melinda a rister
    09/04/17
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    "Thin story"

    Does not compare to the original story. I was disappointed at the main heroine and her "struggles' in her sexuality and identity. I would not recommend his book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • dana
    13/03/17
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    "Average at best"

    I purchased this book based on first book in series. I felt this was a boring second installment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Danielle L. Ivey
    10/03/17
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    "Not as amazing as the first"

    But still pretty great. I noticed some inconsistencies, such as bullets don't roll far when they fall on carpet. But otherwise it was really good. I am hoping for a third.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Monday
    Fort Bragg, NC
    08/03/17
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    "Good Book, but not for me. SJW not EOW"

    Le the start by saying this book is beautifully written and Miss Elison is very talented. I loved her first book very much. But if you are looking for dystopia fiction this book is not for you. This book is very much about social issues like feminism, transgenderism, homosexuality and gender constructs. If you are really interested in these subjects, then you will enjoy this book very much. I mostly enjoy dystopia future books for escapism and transgender sex is not really my idea of a escape. It really was just not for me, but again I restate, the writing is beautiful and the author is talented. I congratulate her on her follow up and hope it is successful. The narration was impeccably done as well.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Brandy
    LEXINGTON, KY, United States
    01/07/17
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    "NOT the un-named midwife yet REALLY good"

    loved this book because it deals with post apocalyptic with a different twist and turns

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    29/06/17
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    "Definitely no "Book of the Unnamed Midwife" "

    An alright story. Narrator was distractingly bad at various voices and accents. Some of the story seemed a little lazy, but still liked it well enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Post Apocalyptic Reader
    Louisiana
    27/06/17
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    "Best book of the year!"

    This book draws you into a visual but not graphic world! I could not stop listening! You get to visit the evolution of communities that you can see the scars of the old world!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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