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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jeff VanderMeer

Narrated By: Bronson Pinchot

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2014

Duration: 10 hours 38 minutes


The bone-chilling, hair-raising second installment of theSouthern Reach Trilogy
For thirty years, a secret agency called the Southern Reachhas monitored expeditions into Area X-a remote and lush terrain mysteriouslysequestered from civilization. After the twelfth expedition, the Southern Reachis in disarray, and John Rodriguez (a.k.a. "Control") is the team's newlyappointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, andmore than two hundred hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secretsof Area X begin to reveal themselves-and what they expose pushes Control toconfront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he's promised toserve.


  • Anya O

    The first eight hours of the book are spent on establishing setting. I didn't find the character of Control to be particularly exciting as an individual, like I did find the Biologist in "Annihilation," Control's commentary on the other characters pulled the plot along and ended up making the book impossible to stop listening to. The final two hours of the narration exploded in creepy action, and I was so grateful for having such a well-developed foundation from which to leap into the insanity of the climax. Bronson Pinchot's employment of different voices for each character, and dramatic and pensive pauses in Control's monologue, add to the engaging nature of the text. After finishing Authority, I felt on edge for two days from the powerful atmosphere created by Pinchot and VanderMeer. I am looking forward to reading Acceptance!


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