Spatterjay

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 373 ratings

The Skinner Summary

Is immortality worth the price?

The savage ocean planet of Spatterjay draws visitors with very different agendas. Erlin is immortal and seeks a reason to keep living. Janer hosts a hive mind, which paid him to find this planet. And Keech is an agent of Earth who’s been dead for 700 years – but still hunts a notorious criminal.

On Spatterjay’s vast waterscapes, only the Old Captains risk the native life forms and their voracious appetites. However, they are now barely human. And somewhere out there Keech’s target – the Skinner – runs wild. Keech pursues the Skinner for atrocities committed in a centuries-past war, fought with the alien Prador. But one of these Prador is fast approaching Spatterjay to exterminate witnesses to his own war crimes. And he won’t spare its visitors.

©2009 Neal Asher (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Skinner

    • The Spatterjay Series: Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    The savage ocean planet of Spatterjay draws visitors with very different agendas. Erlin is immortal and seeks a reason to keep living. Janer hosts a hive mind, which paid him to find this planet. And Keech is an agent of Earth who’s been dead for 700 years – but still hunts a notorious criminal. On Spatterjay’s vast waterscapes, only the Old Captains risk the native life forms and their voracious appetites. However, they are now barely human. And somewhere out there Keech’s target – the Skinner – runs wild. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First class horror Sci-Fi

    • By Christopher on 01-12-11

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 2

    • The Voyage of Sable Keech

    • The Spatterjay Series: Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Sable Keech is a walking dead man. Was he resurrected because he was infected by the Spatterjay virus, or it took place late in a tank of seawater? Taylor Bloc wants to know the truth. He also wants more – adulation, power, control – and will go to any lengths to achieve them. An ancient hive mind has sent an agent to this uncertain world. Does it merely want to obtain the poison 'sprine' that is crucial to immortality? Erlin, still faced with the ennui of immortality, is interrupted by an angry whelkus titanicus, and begins a strange journey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent sequel

    • By Huw Evans on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • Orbus

    • The Spatterjay Series: Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Old Captain Orbus commandeered a ship to flee Spatterjay, desperate to escape the violent planet. Orbus’ alien enemy, the Prador Vrell, is also moving on. The Spatterjay virus mutated him into something even more dangerous. And he’s hunting the Prador King himself - who sought to kill him, to bury the secret of their similar transformations. Orbus and Vrell clash in the Graveyard, a lawless zone where the Prador have seized a key space station. Official action by humanity or Prador would end peace, as a centuries-long cold war simmers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very entertaining

    • By Ch3nz on 05-01-18
    • The Spatterjay Series: Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: William Gaminara
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 18-01-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99