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  • 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 3,216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,006
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3,021

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

Deeply unsettling!

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Paranoia, unreliable narrators, temporal and spatial anomalies. This was right up my alley. If you're looking for a straightforward creature feature or invasion story, you'll be disappointed. This trilogy meanders around the central hook of an alien corruption to focus on intimate portraits of its characters.

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