Audiobook review — “Eden” by Phil Rossi
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Orbiting the planet Uranus is a space station named Lola. It’s purpose is to study a tree growing from the planet’s surface out into space. The plant’s name is Eden, and all who see it are immediately wonderstruck . That is Malcolm Green’s reaction to it the first time he sees the dark branches and full leaves rising into space. He is on his way to Lola for an audit and inspection to determine if the company funding the research should continue to do so after a string of accidents plague the station. Making things more interesting is the history he shares with Rosalind, the woman in charge of the station. Shortly after he arrives, strange things begin to happen; things that make the crew question their sanity.
I first listened to this story when it was originally podcasted in 2009. I thought it was a creepy story then, and a re-listen to it only cements that belief. The best way to describe it is a ghost story in space, akin to the movie, “Event Horizon”. The supernatural elements are enough to keep you hooked, but add in the subplot between the hero, Malcolm, and the woman who brought him to the station, and you dial-up the emotions even more. It is one I recommend to anyone who loves a good psychological horror story, but be warned that there are some adult situations and language. Overall, I rate this audiobook a 4 out of 5.