Narrator: Robert Zalesky
on 4 October 2016
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Author, Submitted
Fifty people go to sleep in their own beds and wake up in a compound in the middle of the jungle. Men and women from all walks of life with only one thing in common - none of them know where they are or how they got there. Alex is a paratrooper. Yael is a mathematician. Max is a law professor. They can't leave - a lethal barrier surrounds the facility, but no one knows if it's there to keep them in, or to keep something out.
The compound is comfortable and provides for all of their needs. There's a warehouse with DNA coded locks. Only Barbara, the doctor, can open a fully stocked operating room, and only Alex can get into an arms room with enough weapons to outfit an infantry platoon. There is enough food and other supplies to last for decades, but nothing to tell them who did this to them or why.
For Alex, it's an intriguing mystery - anything is better than digging foxholes in the desert - but he and the others don't realize that time is running out. On the other side of the barrier lies a horror beyond imagination, and the barrier is about to come down.
©2015 Michael Edelson (P)2016 Michael Edelson
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Michael Edelson gives new meaning to “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Alex, a soldier, goes to sleep and wakes the next morning to discover himself in a paradise of beaches and no missions. He, along with 49 others wake up stranded on an island with a life-threatening force field and individual assignments – a governor, a soldier, a cook, a doctor, a biochemist and more. Enough folks to start their own little world with little to go on. All their needs are met on the island, there is no reason to venture forth … is there?
Alex is not one to take things at face value so, with a few trusted and trained residents, he sets forth to discover what happened and how widespread it is … he should have stayed on the beach!
Michael Edelson captures the imagination of his listeners by presenting them with a doomsday event that reveals horrors and actions of those in power that will leave your head spinning. This is scarier than most books because it COULD happen; it MIGHT happen, and we as humans are doomed if it does.
Action packed thriller that challenges one’s morals and belief of right vs wrong. This book will make you think, then challenge your beliefs and make you think again. Conspiracy theorists will love it but if you enjoy adventure, action and the unknown … settle back and listen. This is an awesome book!
Michael Edelson does an excellent job of capturing his audience and squeezing every emotion known to humankind. Rob Zaleski, the narrator, became the book and characters. His delivery and talent were phenomenal. I thought Zaleski performed expertly and would love to hear other performances by him.
If you love action, stories that make you think, and emotional roller coasters – this is the book!
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