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The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
Written by: Jeff VanderMeer
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Series: Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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The bone-chilling, hair-raising second installment of the Southern Reach Trilogy.

For 30 years, a secret agency called the Southern Reach has monitored expeditions into Area X - a remote place with lush terrain that is mysteriously sequestered from civilization. After the twelfth 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 200 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.

©2014 Jeff VanderMeer (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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wonderful weird

it is not for most people but I really loved it! It only starts to make real sence the second time through the series. will likely be even better when I come back for round 3.

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Sloooooowwwwwwww

A really slow slow moving story. Last 10% of book was exciting. I don't think I could get through the third book with this kind of pacing. Shame.

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Nothing like this first

This book has very little to do with area x, mostly controls boring backstory and the weird politics of the southern reach. Sounds interesting but it’s not.