Roadside Picnic

  • by Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Olena Bormashenko (translator)
  • Narrated by Robert Forster
  • 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a "full empty", something goes wrong. And the news he gets from his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he'll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems.

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I liked this short novel

Contact with aliens and what it can lead to. Pleasantly aside it rises deep questions on the subject. Enjoy it!
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- Everona

I can honestly say that I was taken by every word!

Boldly and succinctly transported into another world without unnecessary filling in of back story, and beautifuly read too.
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- geoff clout

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio