Island 731 : Nemesis Saga

  • by Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by R. C. Bray
  • Series: Nemesis Saga
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Beware of your next Pacific cruise

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you are into gruesome descriptions of genetic manipulation, this one is for you. If not, then not so much.

What was most disappointing about Jeremy Robinson’s story?

It relies upon gore far too much, and some of the suspension of disbelief required is a true stretch. Dragged on abit as well. So so overall.

What three words best describe R. C. Bray’s voice?


Was Island 731 worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

There are a number of books in this genre of gruesome fantasy, and this one is not the best, The ideas are there, and overall it's ok, but the devil is always in the details, and I fear this one has been left alone in that area.
Recommended with alot of reservations.

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- Matthew

The Best Listen I Have Ever Had

Would you listen to Island 731 again? Why?

Absolutely. This book had so much action that it kept me awake almost all night. There are very few listens that I have had such a hard time stopping.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bray, the high school biology teacher, was may favorite character due to his smart remarks and addition of color to the story. I also had a high school teacher by the name of Bray that acted very much like the one in the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is the moment when the crew was being chased by the BFS's.

Any additional comments?

I have listened to 12 books on audio so far, some of them 40+ hours long, and none of them have even come close to the intensity and excitement of this one. At first I wasn't so sure I liked the narration, but it soon grew on me. The narrator clearly distinguishes between voices (this hasn't been the case in many of my listens) and adds excitement to every word. This book as led me to listen to more of this author's works.

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- Shane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio