- Published: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2008.
- Year Published: 2008
- Edition: Library ed.
- Description: 20 sound discs (ca. 69 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: Book on CD
- 9781415955864 :
- 1415955867 :
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Call number: BOCD Science Fiction
Read by Kate Reading.
The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie Stryder's body didn't expect her to refuse to relinquish possession of her mind.
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The story is about an alien whose species have taken over the Earth and infect humans so that they control the human body completely and the human's own mind fades into the background or even disappears. Our main character doesn't see anything wrong with this, even when remembering another species on another planet that her people invaded. Those peaceful creatures committed mass suicide rather than be enslaved by the alien invaders. One might see this as a metaphor on empire-building.
The novel is a love story with a twist. The violence at the beginning of the relationship gives me great pause, just as the controlling way Edward treats Bella disturbs me in "Twilight."
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