Second Nature

  • by Mark Canter
  • Narrated by Laura Jennings
  • 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A romantic thriller. The story of Gen, a young woman who escapes a bio-warfare research lab carrying in her body billions of tiny organisms engineered from parts of her own cells. These microscopic entities empower her with wonderful and terrifying abilities as they compel her to complete a journey to fulfill their own destiny. As Gen seeks to learn where her superhuman gifts are taking her, she discovers what it is to be a very human woman in love.

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Fabulous!!!!

I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed my attention right from the start. Gen is not actually fully human and she escapes the laboratory she has lived in all her life. She’s being hunted by the evil power hungry commander from the lab. He is determined to destroy her. Gen meets Kade and his family and Gen gets the chance to experience love for the first time in her life. Gen is a very extraordinary character. I love all the abilities that she has plus the intelligence she possesses.

I enjoyed the technology aspect of the story. Then we have the added bonus of the love story too. This is one of the best stories I’ve listened to lately. This would make a great movie. Just to advise you this is a pure science fiction/love story. It’s a little “out there”, but if you like dolphins, sci-fi and a little touch of romance you should love this. In my opinion it’s a credit well spent!
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- Leesa "I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end."

An Interesting Concept; A Sad Performance

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story, which is interesting as an arc, is stuffed with details not necessary for a flowing story. The guiding hand of a professional editor would be welcome.


What didn’t you like about Laura Jennings’s performance?

Laura Jennings was a disappointing reader for this book. Her reading seems paced by a metronome, and is rarely modulated to differentiate characters or sexes. Her mispronunciations are often at one jarring and amusing.


Any additional comments?

Negatives aside, the book is still a good listen, and worth a credit.

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- Jonathan "I'm a telecom engineer and lawyer. My work sparks my interest in hard and speculative SF. I'm interested in how things work...people, too."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2013
  • Publisher: Mark Canter