The Explorer

  • by James Smythe
  • Narrated by Rich Keeble
  • 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A tense, claustrophobic and gripping science fiction thriller from the author of The Testimony.
When journalist Cormac Easton is selected to document the first manned mission into deep space, he dreams of securing his place in history as one of humanity's great explorers.
But in space, nothing goes according to plan.
The crew wake from hypersleep to discover their captain dead in his allegedly fail-proof safety pod. They mourn, and Cormac sends a beautifully written eulogy back to Earth. The word from ground control is unequivocal: no matter what happens, the mission must continue.
But as the body count begins to rise, Cormac finds himself alone and spiralling towards his own inevitable death...unless he can do something to stop it.

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What the Critics Say

"It's like an episode of Star Trek written by JM Coetzee." (Guardian)
"The Explorer has the dreamlike detachment of an Ishiguro novel." (Financial Times)
"Beautifully written, creepy as hell. The Explorer is as clever in its unravelling as it is breathlessly claustrophobic." (Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited