A classic novella from the #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones—a chilling mystery set on a seemingly haunted spaceship, soon to be an original series on SYFY.
This is the definitive audio edition of an electrifying tale that combines the deep-space thrills of Alien, the psychological horror of The Shining, and, of course, the inimitable vision of George R. R. Martin.
When a scientific expedition is launched to study a mysterious alien race, the only ship available is the Nightflyer, a fully autonomous vessel manned by a single human. But Captain Royd Eris remains locked away, interacting with his passengers only as a disembodied voice—or a projected hologram no more substantial than a ghost.
Yet that’s not the only reason the ship seems haunted. The team’s telepath, Thale Lasamer, senses another presence aboard the Nightflyer—something dangerous, volatile, and alien. Captain Eris claims to know nothing about the elusive intruder, and when someone, or something, begins killing off the expedition’s members, he’s unable—or unwilling—to stem the bloody tide.
Only Melantha Jhirl, a genetically enhanced outcast with greater strength, stamina, and intelligence than other humans, has a chance of solving the mystery—and stopping the malevolent being that’s wiping out her shipmates.
But first she has to keep herself alive.
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Its a good novella but...
I really wasn’t a fan of the narrator. The accents sound completely forced and for me it ruins the entire mood of the book.
Rather than enjoying the genuinely creepy story, the whole time I was shaking my head at the cheesy accent of Dr D’Branin, or laughing at the over-exaggerated lisp of (Alice Northwind I think?).
Either way, just read it. Don’t listen.
Worst narration I’ve ever heard :-(
I just started listening to this and am in awe of how terrible the narrator is. She stuffs her mouth with bread or something to try to give one of the characters a lisp, it’s just awful! I can’t even focus on the story :-( It feels like a joke.
Update: I struggled painfully through it, simply out of curiosity and I had unfortunately paid for this heap of junk without previewing it, never again will I make that mistake. Wish I had just quit 10 minutes in.