The Colony : The Colony (Cottam)

  • by F.G. Cottam
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • Series: The Colony (Cottam)
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For over a century, the New Hope Island vanishing has tantalized the world. How did 150 people disappear from a lonely Hebridean island, leaving no trace and no clues? Media magnate Alexander McIntyre decides to solve the mystery, and gathers a team of experts to mount an expedition to the island. He hopes running the story as a rolling exclusive will revive the fortunes of his flagship news-stand title. He hopes to find conclusive answers to questions that have teased a curious world for decades. And he wants his own secret theory triumphantly vindicated.
But all is not as it should be on the island. A 1930s cinefilm reveals something as terrifying as it is inexplicable. An Afghan war veteran, sent to secure the island before the experts arrive, witnesses a nightmare far beyond battle trauma. And as expedition members gather, they discover to their gruesome cost that there are some mysteries far safer left unsolved...

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Great fun

This is the third F.G. Cottam audiobook I've listened to so you can call me a fan. This one has far more characters than The Waiting Room and Brodmaw Bay and I did find keeping track of some of them an effort at times. It is brilliantly read by David Rintoul. As with these other books, there's a slow build-up of tension, which is very satisfying. So, if you like Cottam's other works, you shouldn't be disappointed by this one. My one niggle is that I was very surprised when the story suddenly ended. I got to the end of the chapter x and then there was an epilogue. However, I listened to the last chapter and epilogue again and revised my opinion. On the basis of the Cottom's work's I've already listened to, I'll be visiting his back catalogue.
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- Drew

Gripping story

If you could sum up The Colony in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, well written


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Colony?

The fact that the story develops very quickly


What does David Rintoul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Good pace, use of voice, excellent narration.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gripping tale of mystery and suspense


Any additional comments?

I really not only enjoyed this story but also how well it was read. The narrator managed to propel you along in a well paced and sublet way. Found he engaged with my listening, creating along with the author an exciting, gripping book that I couldn't wait to get back to continue. I have been experiencing some disappointment in the choices I have made recently so I was delighted to discover this book and add it to my list of an enjoyable read.

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- Textiletart

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios