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Southern Reach Trilogy
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(3.7 based on 349 ratings)
  • 1

    Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

    Charles says: "I Feel Like I'm Coming Down From Peyote"
    I Feel Like I'm Coming Down From Peyote

    I want to be very clear about something: VanderMeer is a beautiful writer. I was transported to Area X and remained there for the duration of the sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2014 by Charles (TULSA, OK, United States)
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    Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
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    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    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.

    Eszter says: "Short but full of curiosities"
    Short but full of curiosities

    I havent read the print version but I thought the Audio was good. The narrator has a bit of a weird style of over emphasising everything which was kin..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2014 by Eszter (North Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2

    Authority: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
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    (70)
    Story
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    For 30 years, a secret agency called the Southern Reach has monitored expeditions into Area X - a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. After the 12th expedition, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez (a.k.a. "Control") is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and more than two hundred hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves - and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve.

    Samuel Montgomery-Blinn says: "Another surreal expedition into the uncanny"
    Another surreal expedition into the uncanny

    In Authority, VanderMeer pivots from the first-person journal of the unnamed biologist (read by Carolyn McCormick) which introduced “Area X” in Annihi..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2014 by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn (Durham, NC USA)
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    Authority (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

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

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  • 3

    Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
    Overall
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    (14)
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    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 the final installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound - or terrifying.

    Katherine says: "This Book And This Series Are Important!"
    This Book And This Series Are Important!

    This series is unlike any other story I have ever read. It is excellently executed "sciency" science fiction but it is also very poetic. The imager..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2014 by Katherine (Bay Area, CA, United States)
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    Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands, Carolyn McCormick
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    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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