Southern Reach Trilogy
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  • 1
    Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1 | Jeff VanderMeer

    Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
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    (76)
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    (76)

    Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilisation. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: An anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

    An interesting story let down by the production

    A creepy, other-world story that reminded me of a cross between Ian Banks (not the scifi) with a dash of Into the mountains of madness. But, oh god, t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 September 2014 by Andy (Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy) | Jeff VanderMeer

    Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
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    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened.... Following the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the second book of the Southern Reach trilogy introduces John Rodriguez, the new head of the government agency responsible for the safeguarding of Area X. His first day is spent grappling with the fall-out from the last expedition. Area X itself remains a mystery.

    great book, great performance

    Without giving anything away, the story works on multiple levels -- if you've read the first book in the trilogy, seemingly matter-of-fact details con..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 May 2016 by Wood ()
  • 3
    Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3 | Jeff VanderMeer

    Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands, Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing, and evocative Southern Reach trilogy.It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved.

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