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Salvaged

Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror

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Publisher's Summary

A woman on the run. A captain adrift in space. One of them is infected with an alien parasite.

In this dark science fiction thriller, a young woman must confront her past so the human race will have a future.

Rosalyn Devar is on the run from her famous family, the bioengineering job she's come to hate, and her messed-up life. She's run all the way to outer space, where she's taken a position as a "space janitor", cleaning up ill-fated research expeditions. But no matter how far she goes, Rosalyn can't escape herself. After too many mistakes on the job, she's given one last chance: take care of salvaging the Brigantine, a research vessel that has gone dark, with all crew aboard thought dead.

But the Brigantine's crew are very much alive - if not entirely human. Now, Rosalyn is trapped on board, alone with a crew infected by a mysterious parasitic alien. The captain, Edison Aries, seems to still maintain some control over himself and the crew, but he won't be able to keep fighting much longer. Rosalyn and Edison must find a way to stop the parasite's onslaught...or it may take over the entire human race.

"Salvaged scared the hell out of me, and I write horror for a living! Madeleine Roux conjures real darkness with a brilliant novel that any fan of ALIEN will simply devour. Brava!" (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of V-Wars and Rage)

©2019 Madeleine Roux (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Elegant and inevitable, this is the prose equivalent of playing a survival horror game.  Each piece feeds perfectly into the next. Beautifully written." (Seanan McGuire, New York Times best-selling author of Middlegame)

"Madeleine Roux’s Salvaged is a breathless, claustrophobic twist on the SF thriller, full of deep space dread, conspiracies, and malevolent alien spores, with a woman at the center whose courage was forged in all too human trauma. This is the Alien we need right now.” (Christopher Golden, New York Times best-selling author of Ararat and The Pandora Room)

"Salvaged is riveting and brutal, a study in scars. The masterful writing and bittersweet beauty of these characters will haunt you long after you finish reading." (Ann Aguirre, New York Times best-selling author)

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