We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Symbios Audiobook

Symbios

Regular Price:$3.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Bestselling author J.A. Konrath brings us a gruesome story of the depths a person will go to in order to survive.

When his deep space mission goes awry, Lieutenant Jehrico Stiles crash-lands on an unknown planet. With breathable air, drinkable water, and a friendly native species, the planet seems almost utopian. The only trouble is, Stiles is starving. The planet’s vegetation is toxic, and there’s nothing else to eat. As his hunger grows and his body weakens, his definition of edible starts to change. He discovers that sometimes survival means doing things you would rather not—and eating things that would rather not be eaten.

©2013 Joe Konrath (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (7 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.7 (7 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.9 (7 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Sandra 10-08-16
    Sandra 10-08-16 Member Since 2016

    Blind listener reading everything, especially sf&f & mystery/thrillers, restricted to audio so picky where credits are spent #BooksRule

    HELPFUL VOTES
    624
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    506
    159
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    17
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Conspicuous Consumption"

    It's an interesting idea, but bland in implementation... Variations on the idea have been done better... The allegory of resource plundering and over consumption is pretty well layered, and is a bright spot to an otherwise unremarkable story... The narration is superb and makes the read far more enjoyable than it would have normally been... Bought it on sale for less than 2 bones so won't complain overly much...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael B. 06-21-15
    Michael B. 06-21-15 Member Since 2014

    When I review a novel I am aware that there will be nothing except Kitch, so my reviews are about enjoyment and skill within this parameter.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Short, and no real background."

    We don't have time to like this character, and we don't see his struggle to prevent what happens. The survival instinct may be strong, but this strong? I'd rather die, why doesn't he? Which makes him unsympathetic. Finally, we needed a twist to make things right, but there is none! Wasting an opportunity, what about migratory animals appertaining, consumable to humans, and or protagonist going insane with the weight of his crimes? Given the name of this story, a grave and unforeseen consequence to his original actions? Anything ironically making what he did lead to his destruction!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.