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  • Joe Golem and the Drowning City

  • By: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than 30 feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the listen.

  • By Alexx on 06-01-18

Worth the listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

It feels like an extremely well written episode of Twilight Zone. I would have loved to explored the characters past a little more, but it's definitely worth the listen.

  • Area X

  • The Southern Reach Trilogy - Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance
  • By: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
  • Length: 26 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,948
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,753
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,767

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Great

  • By clifford on 12-26-15

What a mess.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-16

In like a lion, out like a lamb. I was excited to follow all the twist and turns that Area X had to offer, but instead I got a convoluted plot and annoying characters. There are moments when I feel the narrators could have ripped a handful of pages out of the books and it would have made the same amount of sense that was intended. Book 3 is the worst by far, switching back and forth between characters you've grown to love and characters that don't fit into the story. Xu Sands is the weakest of the narrators, making it hard to care about any characters she's portraying. I was let down by the ending which felt like a bad episode of Lost. Jeff VanderMeer has the ability to write a classic, but this wasn't it.