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Semiosis

Written by: Sue Burke
Narrated by: Caitlin Davies,Daniel Thomas May
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"Narrators Daniel Thomas May and Caitlin Davies breathe life into the large cast of Burke's debut science fiction...both excel at utilizing accents, inflections, and personality traits to quickly build characterizations. The unusual cadence and inflections used for the aliens work to captivating effect." — AudioFile Magazine

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Semiosis, debut author Sue Burke's character driven audiobook of first contact, human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance.

Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that mammals are more than tools.

Forced to land on a planet they aren't prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape—trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison the next, while the ruins of an alien race are found entwined in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations arise as they struggle to understand one another and grapple with an unknowable alien intellect.

©2018 Sue Burke (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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"Narrators Daniel Thomas May and Caitlin Davies breathe life into the large cast of Burke's debut science fiction. ...May and Davies both excel at utilizing accents, inflections, and personality traits to quickly build characterizations. The unusual cadence and inflections used for the aliens work to captivating effect." -AudioFile

"Daniel Thomas May and Caitlyn Davies...did very well, utilizing varied accents and inflections to portray the different characters of each generation so that each person felt like they had a distinct and unique voice." -TheBiblioSanctum

“In Semiosis, Sue Burke blends science with adventure and fascinating characters, as a human colony desperately seeks to join the ecosystem of an alien world.” —David Brin, author of Earth and Existence.

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I loved this book. It was exactly what I have been searching for! Interesting characters, great plot, suspenseful action.

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Enjoyed this series

I enjoyed this second book, especially as it went beyond the Glassmakers and into other parts of the planet. It barely scratched the surface of what could have been, honestly. Just as we learn more about the Glassmakers it seems to be over. The characters from earth made me truly annoyed and I felt like that must be due to good writing! I would have enjoyed it a lot if the book explored more about the planet and less about how people from earth are reacting to its reality. I enjoyed this but definitely wished to hear more about the corals and beyond. Hoping there are more books!

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