For Terra, the human alien, fitting in was never an option.
"Terra is delightful...wise, funny, and above all, human." (Neil Gaiman)
Abducted from Earth as a baby by a well-meaning alien, Terra has grown up far across the galaxy on planet Fnrr. Terra has always known she was different. Her skin isn’t grey. Her eyes are a weird blue color. She has... ears.
And now, Terra is starting high school. A daunting prospect, even without being the only human in class.
There’s lots to like about life on Fnrr. Society is ordered and peaceful - founded on reason, logic, and the pursuit of knowledge. However, its inhabitants are blissfully unaware of the impending invasion that could destroy their way of life forever.
Before long, Terra will find herself propelled into a fierce battle to save the world she calls home.
A story for young listeners - or adults who remember being one - Mitch Benn’s Terra is a warm and witty coming-of-age sci-fi adventure for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider. Escape into a story of hope, discovery, and the unbreakable bonds we naively refer to as "humanity".
Praise for Terra:
"Terra is delightful.... I found myself thinking of Roald Dahl, Douglas Adams, and Terry Pratchett, but the voice and story are uniquely Mitch Benn’s. Wise, funny, and above all, human." (Neil Gaiman)
"Mitch Benn is a very fine writer, and Terra is a very fine book." (The Independent)
"High-end deadpan sci-fi silliness...with added warmth. For a story set light years away, it feels wonderfully human." (Matt Haig)
Terra is book one in The Terra Trilogy. Terra's World and Terra's War, the second and third books in the trilogy, will be coming soon.
What listeners say about Terra
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- Susan M.
I loved this book - sometimes it can be a bit of a risk buying an audiobook that's read by the author, but Mitch Benn has a great voice and is used to doing all sorts of voice work, so I had no worries on that score. The story is just perfect - deadpan humour scattered throughout, enough peril and intrigue to keep things interesting and just enough warm fuzziness to leave your heart smiling. I'm a middle-aged woman, so definitely not the target audience, but Im completely enamoured with Terra's story and can't wait to listen to the next installment. Bravo!
- sam coupland
Brilliant Book, Beautifully Brought to Life
This is one of the best Audiobooks I've listened to, on a par with the recent Sandman production, with a cast of, Mitch Benn (Plus a few lines from his son). My audible library is now approaching 1,000 books, so I've got some experience of the good and the bad.
But the combination of a great story, (it may officially be a children book, but I'm in my forties and loved it), and a talented narrator, worked wonderfully.
My only complaint, I listened to it before volumes 2 and 3 were available for download, am impatient.