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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Silly B-Movie Book

I agree completely with the reviewer who compared this to a B movie. If you're looking for campy, gruesome, barely plausible, tomb raider meets Dr. Moreau type ride, You, my friend, have found your book.

This is the definition of brain candy, if you're into this type of thing. Nothing literary here. Just a wild ride through someone who may have been on hallucinogens (or something similar) when thinking half of this stuff up. I thought it was rather entertaining and don't regret the time spent listening at all. I had my B-Movie cast in my head as I was listening, which made it all the more enjoyable.

I don't know if I would spend the credit again, but it was certainly consuming on a long drive. Solid three stars.
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- Charles

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?

Strong
Authentic
Consistent


Was Island 731 worth the listening time?

50/50.


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

Book Details

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