The Burn Zone

  • by James K. Decker
  • Narrated by Jeannie Lin
  • 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Plagued by overpopulation, disease, and starvation, humanity was headed for extinction - until an alien race called the haan arrived. And then the real trouble began.
It's been a rough day for Sam Shao. As part of a program that requires humans to act as surrogates to haan infants, Sam has been genetically enhanced to bond with them. So when three soldiers invade her apartment and arrest her guardian for smuggling a dangerous weapon into the country, Sam can sense that something isn't right. One of his abductors is a haan masquerading as a human, and the supposedly fragile haan seems to be anything but. Racing through the city slums, trying to stay one step ahead of the mysterious haan soldier, Sam tries to find the man who, in her 20 years, has been the only father she's ever known.
Could he truly have done what he is accused of? Or did he witness something both human and haan would kill to keep hidden? The only thing certain is that the weapon is real - and lost now somewhere in a city of millions. Fighting the clock, Sam finds an ally in Nix, a haan envoy devoted to coexisting with humans, or so it seems. But what she really needs are answers. Fast. Or else everything she knows - and everyone she loves - will burn.


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Customer Reviews

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Waaaaayyyyy too many people on the planet!

What did you love best about The Burn Zone?

I liked that even though the alien race that is in the book have technology that way surpasses our own, they still have a great flaw in their anatomy, which is they are very fragile when it comes to physical duress.

What other book might you compare The Burn Zone to and why?

Probably the closest I could think of is the Lorien Legacy series where the aliens in this book are sort of a mix of the two races, the one that wants to help us, and the other that wants our planet.

Which scene was your favorite?

I thought it was really cool at the beginning when she is falling and a portal opens up beneath her and she falls through it and gravity switches so she starts falling sideways and her impact is much less intense.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment after she gives back her surrogate and realizes what that entails, I won't give any spoilers, but what happens made me rather angry and sad.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher for free via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Nate Jenks

Not your usual Sci-Fi Invasion Story

This is a really faced paced story that seems to draw some of it's inspiration from District 9, with a really great twist at the end!
Jeannie Lin does a great job with the narration, bringing a unique identity to each character.
Overall, this book is well worth a listen.

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- RHS "I'm an avid audio book listener as well as a long form voice over (audio book narration) performer."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2016
  • Publisher: Curtis Brown