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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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2 out of 5 stars
By Leanne on 03-08-17

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.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-25-17

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J.Douglas on 11-20-17

Amazing such a talented writer

The unnamed most wife and the book of Etta are an amazing piece of fiction hard to listen to at times due to the content but a clever story - the plot - imagination - the writing so skilled xxxx

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