Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy—Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Jeff VanderMeer Narrator: Carolyn McCormick, Bronson Pinchot, Xe Sands Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Southern Reach Trilogy Release Date: November 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483083896

Publisher Description

If J. J. Abrams, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Weisman collaborated on a series, it might be this awesome.

This collection includes all three novels in the epic Southern Reach trilogy—Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance. Praised for its evocative prose, chilling psychological twists, and intriguing story arc, this series has amassed high critical and popular acclaim, with book one landing on the New York Times bestsellers list.

Dive into the mysteries of Area X, a remote and lush terrain that has inexplicably sequestered itself from civilization. Twelve expeditions have gone in, and not a single member of any of them has remained unchanged by the experience—for better or worse.

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  • “I’m loving the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. Recommended by an indie bookseller. Creepy and fascinating.”

    - Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “VanderMeer’s dreamy narrative, shot through with echoes of Lovecraft, Orwell, and Kafka, is compulsively readable.”

    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “Chilling.”

    - New York Times
  • “Successfully creepy, an old-style gothic horror novel set in a not-too-distant future. The best bits turn your mind inside out.”

    - Washington Post
  • “A must-read for sci-fi fans looking for something wholly original.”

    - Mental Floss
  • “Original and beautiful, maddening and magnificent.”

    - Warren Ellis, author of Crooked Little Vein


  • A Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  • An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year in Fiction
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 7 Addictive Series
  • A Mental Floss Choice of Best Book Series to Binge Read

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About the Author

Jeff VanderMeer is an award-winning novelist and editor. His fiction has appeared in the Library of America’s American Fantastic Tales and in multiple anthologies. His recent books have made the year’s best books lists of Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, and Annihilation won the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award and was adapted into a Paramount Pictures movie by Alex Garland, starring Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. His other awards include World Fantasy Awards, Locus Award, Shirley Jackson Award, and the British Science Fiction Association award for nonfiction, France’s Le Cafard Cosmique, and Finland’s Tähtifantasia Award. He is the cofounder and assistant director of Shared Worlds, a unique fantasy and science fiction writing camp for teenagers.

About the Narrators

Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films A Simple Twist of Fate and Enemy Mine. She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in Law & Order for more than a decade and as a guest on The Practice and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her Broadway credits include roles in The Dinner Party and Private Lives. Her audiobook narration has won her three AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Bronson Pinchot, Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, has won Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards, AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audible’s Book of the Year Award, and Audie Awards for several audiobooks, including Matterhorn, Wise Blood, Occupied City, and The Learners. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale, he is an Emmy- and People’s Choice-nominated veteran of movies, television, and Broadway and West End shows. His performance of Malvolio in Twelfth Night was named the highlight of the entire two-year Kennedy Center Shakespeare Festival by the Washington Post. He attended the acting programs at Shakespeare & Company and Circle-in-the-Square, logged in well over 200 episodes of television, starred or costarred in a bouquet of films, plays, musicals, and Shakespeare on Broadway and in London, and developed a passion for Greek revival architecture.

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and a coveted Audie Award, and she was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.