Southern Reach Trilogy
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  • 1
    Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1 | Jeff VanderMeer

    Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1620)
    Performance
    (1500)
    Story
    (1502)

    Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

    Narrator Ruined it for me.

    Maybe she has done well with other books, but I thought my ears were going to bleed after listening to her drone. Her strange phrasing made it seem li..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2016 by K. Louise Seal ()
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    Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1 | Jeff VanderMeer

    Annihilation: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilisation. This is the twelfth expedition. Their group is made up of four women: An anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

    Didn't like the narrator

    The narrator has a very odd way of reading which made the story quite hard to follow. Her intonation was all over the place, yet her pace and volume s..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 2
    Authority: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2 | Jeff VanderMeer

    Authority: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (439)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (404)

    For 30 years, a secret agency called the Southern Reach has monitored expeditions into Area X - a remote and lush terrain mysteriously sequestered from civilization. After the 12th expedition, the Southern Reach is in disarray, and John Rodriguez (a.k.a. "Control") is the team's newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and more than two hundred hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves - and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised to serve.

    Another surreal expedition into the uncanny

    In Authority, VanderMeer pivots from the first-person journal of the unnamed biologist (read by Carolyn McCormick) which introduced “Area X” in Annihi..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2014 by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn (Durham, NC USA)
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    Authority: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2 | Jeff VanderMeer

    Authority: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In the second volume of the Southern Reach Trilogy, questions are answered, stakes are raised, and mysteries are deepened.… Following the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the second book of the Southern Reach trilogy introduces John Rodriguez, the new head of the government agency responsible for the safeguarding of Area X. His first day is spent grappling with the fall-out from the last expedition. Area X itself remains a mystery.

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  • 3
    Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3 | Jeff VanderMeer

    Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (272)
    Story
    (274)

    It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown - navigating new terrain and new challenges - the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In the final installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound - or terrifying.

    Interesting and compelling but what was that?

    Yes I would only because audio books can be the kind of thing you might get distracted by outside elements and not hear something important. Also I'm ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 14 2015 by Laura A. Sedor (Chicagoland, IL United States)
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    Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3 | Jeff VanderMeer

    Acceptance: The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands, Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    The highly anticipated third volume of the haunting, disturbing, and evocative Southern Reach trilogy.It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown, navigating new terrain and new challenges, the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved.

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