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Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, is out of his element, working onboard the Magellan, a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But his work is interrupted when, surrounded by 30 miles of refuse, the ship and its high-tech systems are plagued by a series of strange malfunctions and the crew is battered by a raging storm.
When the storm fades and the sun rises, the beaten crew awakens to find themselves anchored in the protective cove of a tropical island...and no one knows how they got there. Even worse, the ship has been sabotaged, two crewmen are dead, and a third is missing. Hawkins spots signs of the missing man onshore and leads a small team to bring him back. But they quickly discover evidence of a brutal history left behind by the island’s former occupants: Unit 731, Japan’s ruthless World War II human experimentation program. Mass graves and military fortifications dot the island, along with a decades-old laboratory housing the remains of hideous experiments.
As more crew members start to disappear, Hawkins realizes that they are not alone. In fact, he suspects they were brought to this strange and horrible island. The crew is taken one by one, and while Hawkins fights to save his friends, he learns the horrible truths: Island 731 was never decommissioned and the person taking his crewmates may not be a person at all - not anymore.
©2013 Jeremy Robinson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Rise on 01-24-16

Interesting fun story

This was a fun, fast-paced, engaging story with good character development, several harrowing moments and some poignant ones as well. Enjoyed the story and narrator very much.

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By James on 01-18-16

Decent Listen

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Not a particularly good story, but not bad either. Not any real mystery and it played out in a fairly typical manner. Narration was good, somewhat robotic at times. All in all it was a decent listen, nothing more, nothing less.

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By ssbsts23 on 01-22-15

spooky stuff

What did you like most about Island 731?

the characters Hawkins and Joliet, an interesting twist

What did you like best about this story?

the descriptions of the characters and creatures

Which scene did you most enjoy?

most of them between Hawkins and Bray

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some parts made me say "F****** RUN" out loud, but over all no

Any additional comments?

amusing, interesting, a cliche here and there but its all in good fun

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By H on 06-19-13

Pinch of sea salt required

The book started well, you are put into a world of insanity and unpredictability very quickly and almost expect some sickening actions to come out. They do, gradually and you always feel sorry for something or someone. Unit 731 is easy to research, so know what you are getting yourself into. Just when the book gets very good, it starts to get a bit silly and quickly descends from being a disturbed horror experiment to a cheap computer game. Chimeras are one thing, but when they are action figures made from 57 different varieties you imagine super skrull or the x men.

I really enjoyed the book and wanted to keep listening, but it became a victim of its own sillyness with some of the chimeras and became much more comic book than thriller.

Entertaining enough but stick with it.

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By mark on 04-11-17

Good story

Enjoyed this book. Great narrator well suited to this genre. Not too heavy but good action.

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By Joseph on 03-13-16

great great great

Awsome storyline - well written, I didn't want it to end. R.C Bray`s performance was outstanding.

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