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  • The Kaiju Preservation Society

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (11,483 ratings)

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By: John Scalzi
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
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Publisher's summary

The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi's first stand-alone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times best-selling Interdependency trilogy.

When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food-delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization”. Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on.

What Tom doesn't tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm and human-free world. They're the universe's largest and most dangerous panda, and they're in trouble.

It's not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who's found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.

©2022 John Scalzi (P)2021 Audible, Inc.

Editor's Pick

Do monsters deserve rights?
Ever since Godzilla rose out of the sea in the 1950s, the kaiju (Japanese for ''strange beast'') genre has stricken fear, awe, and fascination into the hearts of moviegoers and pulp fiction junkies alike. In John Scalzi’s latest work of science fiction, the ''giant monster'' formula is flipped on its head. This time, they need our help. While a few installments in the Godzilla or King Kong series have flirted with this inversion, I have never seen or heard anything quite like Scalzi’s interpretation! He infuses themes of nature preservation, animal rights, and human greed, creating a unique spin on this well-trodden genre. Two monster-sized thumbs up! —Seth H., Audible Editor