Borne by Jeff VanderMeer audiobook

Borne

By Jeff VanderMeer
Read by Bahni Turpin

Blackstone Publishing 9781443449120

The Borne Series: Book 1

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In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company―a biotech firm now derelict―and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech. One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump―plant or animal?―but exudes a strange charisma. Borne reminds Rachel of the marine life from the island nation of her birth, now lost to rising seas. There is an attachment she resents: in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet, against her instincts―and definitely against Wick’s wishes―Rachel keeps Borne. She cannot help herself. Borne, learning to speak, learning about the world, is fun to be with, and in a world so broken that innocence is a precious thing. For Borne makes Rachel see beauty in the desolation around her. She begins to feel a protectiveness she can ill afford. But as Borne grows, he begins to threaten the balance of power in the city and to put the security of her sanctuary with Wick at risk. For the Company, it seems, may not be truly dead, and new enemies are creeping in. What Borne will lay bare to Rachel as he changes is how precarious her existence has been, and how dependent on subterfuge and secrets. In the aftermath, nothing may ever be the same.

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of the Year

A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

A Boston Globe Best Books of the Year Selection

A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year

A Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year Pick

A Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year

A Booklist Best Book of the Year

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year

A Chicago Review of Books Pick

In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company―a biotech firm now derelict―and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech.

One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump―plant or animal?―but exudes a strange charisma. Borne reminds Rachel of the marine life from the island nation of her birth, now lost to rising seas. There is an attachment she resents: in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet, against her instincts―and definitely against Wick’s wishes―Rachel keeps Borne. She cannot help herself. Borne, learning to speak, learning about the world, is fun to be with, and in a world so broken that innocence is a precious thing. For Borne makes Rachel see beauty in the desolation around her. She begins to feel a protectiveness she can ill afford.

But as Borne grows, he begins to threaten the balance of power in the city and to put the security of her sanctuary with Wick at risk. For the Company, it seems, may not be truly dead, and new enemies are creeping in. What Borne will lay bare to Rachel as he changes is how precarious her existence has been, and how dependent on subterfuge and secrets. In the aftermath, nothing may ever be the same.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A story of loving self-sacrifice, hallucinatory beauty, and poisonous trust…[with] engrossing richness.” Washington Post
“Borne is VanderMeer’s trans-species rumination on the theme of parenting.” New Yorker
“Reading like a dispatch from a world lodged somewhere between science fiction, myth, and a video game…Something more than just weird fiction: weird literature.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Superb: a protagonist and a tale sure to please fans of smart, literate fantasy and science fiction.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Creepy and fascinating.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jeff VanderMeer

Author Bio: Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has appeared in the Library of America’s American Fantastic Tales and in multiple anthologies. His recent books have made the year’s best books lists of Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and Amazon.com. Annihilation won the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award and was adapted into a Paramount Pictures movie by Alex Garland, starring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. His other awards include World Fantasy Awards, Locus Award, Shirley Jackson Award, and the British Science Fiction Association award for nonfiction, France’s Le Cafard Cosmique, and Finland’s Tähtifantasia Award. He is the cofounder and assistant director of Shared Worlds, a unique fantasy and science fiction writing camp for teenagers.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English