Southern Reach Trilogy

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 780 ratings

Area X Summary

If J. J. Abrams, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Weisman collaborated on a series, it might be this awesome.

This collection includes all three novels in the epic Southern Reach trilogy: Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance. Praised for its evocative prose, chilling psychological twists, and intriguing story arc, this series has amassed high critical and popular acclaim, with book one landing on the New York Times best sellers list.

Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization. Twelve expeditions have gone in, and not a single member of any of them has remained unchanged by the experience - for better or worse.

©2014 VanderMeer Creative, Inc. Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance © 2014 by VanderMeer Creative, Inc. (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1-3

    Area X
    The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
    
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        Jeff VanderMeer
    
    


    
    
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        Carolyn McCormick,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Bronson Pinchot,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Xe Sands
    
    


    
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    • Area X

    • The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
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  • Book 1

    • Annihilation

    • Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 443

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor reading

    • By Lawrie Roboto on 04-02-18

    Regular price: £8.49

  • Book 2

    • Authority

    • The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By matt hall on 12-01-18

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 3

    • Acceptance

    • The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands, Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea

    • By NeedsCoffee on 22-05-19

    Regular price: £12.99