• Permian

  • Emissary of the Extinct
  • By: Devyn Regueira
  • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Their vastnesses concealed since an era predating the earliest mammals, two titanic chasms are uncovered beneath the canopy of modern Siberia.

Lining the granite walls of the first, high above an orderly reservoir of fossilized eggs, an inscription spanning 85 miles describes the genome of a proto-mammalian species eradicated during the Permian Extinction. In the next, researchers discover etchings of the constellations as they would have appeared across the eons; a global timeline of 10 billion years remembered and foretold by a primordial intelligence beyond our own. 

Armed with a genetic recipe, compelled to act by the harrowing implications of a pattern detected in the timeline, an international effort begins to return that species from extinction before mankind encounters its own.

The human race has only just learned to pluck at the strings of life on Earth. Will the curtains rise on a siren's song?

Where will they fall?

©2019 Luis Devyn Regueira (P)2020 Luis Devyn Regueira

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Gripping. This book grabs your attention right from the start!

This is the second book from this author i have read and can truly say I am an instant lifelong fan and can’t wait for more. The story initially leaves your jaw on the floor and then keeps you guessing as the mystery unfolds. Fans of fantasy, sci-fi and plausible fiction will be equally thrilled with the fast paced entertaining storyline! More please!

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Very thought-provoking, if rushed

Writing and intelligence that is markedly not human it is quite difficult. And it succeeded.

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Interesting, but short.

An interesting concept with many possibilities that feels short and lacks closure. If there is a sequal, it should have been included in this book.

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Great Premise, Lots of Science with the Fiction

I enjoyed this book, has a few twists and the science part can get a bit long-winded, but was a lot of fun to work through.
Performance was outstanding, Nick Cracknell made each character and voice very distinct.
Definitely recommend this to fans of works like 'The Martian', 'The Core' and 'Deep Impact'.

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Lucky Find

I was looking for a new read and couldn't have been happier i found this one. the story was engaging and interesting and the performance was well done. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Awsome is not a strong enough word

A mix of Michael Crichton's Jurrasic Park and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, read it.

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Interesting premise but....

.... it was a labor to finish . You could tell the author was trying to channel the hard sci-fi styling of Larry Niven but it came across like a technical manual for the most part. There wasn't enough development in the alienness of the creature's intelligence, some of its biology was a bit too "out there" and matched poorly with the hard science layered into the story. The characters and many of the analogies the author used felt very forced. I didn't hate the story it was the unpolished parts that really dragged it down to being a chore to complete.

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Very Odd but Enjoyable!

The book has a Jurassic Park vibe to it, however I had to take one star away because I got lost between almost every "installment". I honestly hope that there will be a second book based on the offspring of Ma'am.

The narrator was fantastic and possibly one of my new favorite narrators. Very easy to listen to.

Disclaimer - I received this book for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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An interesting thought experiment

In Permian, we are brought through a story which spans a number of different scientific concepts as it explores a fascinating genetics and evolutionary thought experiment. I really appreciated the unique style of humor that the author has, and felt the characters were well-complemented by it.

I think this narrator was a suitable choice overall for the storyline and concept, however I found myself disappointed in the caliber of some of the accents, particularly for those of Asian descent. That said, I would still choose to listen to other books performed by this narrator that highlight his skillset more.

All in all this was an interesting and enjoyable read—it’s perfect for when you want something heavy but don’t want to invest the time (and brainpower) needed for a longer book.

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  • Caitlin
  • 02-04-21

deep sci fi

loved it. Very deep sci fi. reminded me of Heinlain. ended to soon. can't wait for a sequel.