Tim Lebbon

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Narrated By: Heather Wilds

Duration: 10 hours and 16 minutes

What to expect

From the bestselling author of the Netflix Original movie The Silence comes a brand-new horror eco thriller.

Earth’s rising oceans contain enormous islands of refuse, the Amazon rainforest is all-but destroyed, and countless species edge towards extinction. Humanity’s last hope to save the planet lies with the Virgin Zones, thirteen vast areas of land off-limits to people and given back to nature.

Dylan leads a clandestine team of adventure racers, including his daughter Jenn, into Eden, the oldest of the Zones. Jenn carries a secret—Kat, Dylan’s wife who abandoned them both years ago, has entered Eden ahead of them. Jenn is determined to find her mother, but neither she nor the rest of their tight-knit team are prepared for what confronts them. Nature has returned to Eden in an elemental, primeval way. And here, nature is no longer humanity’s friend.


Science fiction, Adventure fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Horror and supernatural fiction

Listen to a sample

“A textured, thought-provoking thriller…You are in the hands of a master.”

Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author

“Smart, prescient and gripping.”

Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author

“A perfect torn-from-the-headlines biological thriller.”

Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author

“A terrifying thrill ride into nature’s well-deserved revenge on humans.”

Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author

“Horror at its best.”

Adrian J Walker, #1 internationally bestselling author

“A near-future as terrifying as it is exhilarating.”

Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger

“An entertaining, gruesome story of endurance and survival.”

Adam Nevill, author of The Reddening

“Both wondrous and deeply unsettling.”

Publishers Weekly

“Readers looking for an anxiety-inducing, fast-paced horror-thriller hybrid with echoes of Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy and Christopher Golden’s Ben Walker series will love every minute.”


“Jurassic Park meets catastrophic climate change in this creepy, cinema-ready story.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A smart, thrilling, relentless eco-nightmare.”

Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World

“Tim Lebbon destroys the world like most of us put our socks on in the morning. But this is different. The catalyst of the story is hope. The hope that humanity survives, against the odds doled out by a planet that has its own plans for survival. Eden is Deliverance with the volume turned up to eleven. A breathtaking ride through the wild - the really wild - that would give Bear Grylls nightmares.”