• The Arachnid

  • New Eden, Book 2
  • By: Kishore Tipirneni
  • Narrated by: Lee Goettl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (98 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

U.S. spy satellites over Asia make a disturbing discovery. An arachnid, an elephant-sized creature created by an alien race, is roaming a forest in North Korea. How did it get there? What is its purpose? Is it a weapon of some kind? When there’s complete radio silence from the North Koreans, and further satellite images show the area around the creature being evacuated, the U.S. decides to send a joint military and scientific team to investigate. 

The scientific component of the team includes physicist Joshua Andrews, journalist Rachael Miller, and computer expert Vinod Bhakti - the first people to have made first contact with aliens called the Petrins many years ago. The Petrins are masters of DNA and can create any creature they choose simply by coding the DNA for the organism. Are the Petrins behind the appearance of an arachnid on Earth? Should humans reconnect with Seth, the Petrin ambassador for Earth, to get answers?

When the team travels to North Korea to find answers, they discover an abandoned North Korean lab containing equipment to conduct genetic engineering. Their mission sets off an incredible, action-packed, and mind-boggling journey of adventure and discovery that leads to nothing less than the purpose for which the cosmos was created. The reason why we all exist....

“My God...I’d always thought that the universe would always be governed by the laws of physics - that it would move from the present to the future according to the natural laws - but I was wrong....The ultimate destiny of the cosmos is in the hands of living organisms.” (Dr. Joshua Andrews, particle physicist)

The Arachnid is the much-anticipated sequel to the best-selling debut novel, New Eden, from Dr. Kishore Tipirneni.

©2020 Kishore Tipirneni (P)2020 Kishore Tipirneni

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Amazing Book!

Hurry up & write more Kishore!!! Probably my favorite books of all time. Perfect blend of science and fiction.

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Action packed first half opens to a deep, magical adventure!

The first half of the book reads like a action thriller. It’s well written and the science is very cool. But in the second half, the real fun begins.

Tipirneni has incredible, visionary sight!

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Looking forward to part 3!

This was a very nice thought provoking read with lots of great characters. I would recommend for fans of near future sci-fi with a science rich feel.

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Best books in a long time.

This series is one of the best i have listened to. Thankyou for making it.

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It would make an exciting movie.

An interesting possibility for the future of humanity. Between the first book and this one the story has been a wonderful entertainment for the imagination. I can see it being a whole series diving furter and further into this parallel universe.

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Brilliant, an EPIC TALE!

Well conceived imaginative and well researched. Very hard to put down. You will likely not regret your decision to choose either this book or the prior book, New Eden. Can’t wait for the next installment.

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Fantastic stories

One of the rare books that end before you want it to its that good ! Can't wait for MORE!!! Listened to both of this authors books I hope he continues his name will be remembered with the great writers of sci-fi

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A refreshing blend of story and science

As was stated in the introduction to the first book, New Eden, the genre of science fiction is always more enjoyable when the science is predominant. Mr. Tipirneni has been successful in interweaving an interesting story with relatable science theory, and I would like to thank you for the thought-provoking dialogue you have provided. Additionally, Mr. Geottl's excellent delivery of this story made listening a great pleasure. I would strongly recommend that anyone interested in this book first read "New Eden, book 1" as there is just too much to try and explain in the introduction of book 2. Enjoy.

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Great series!

I’ve really enjoyed both books in the series so far and I’m happy there will be a third. I enjoyed the new characters introduced in this book. I appreciate the actual science that binds things together. I know some people find that to be a drag, but I’m not one of them!

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Not much action but lots of repetitive philosophical discussion on meaning of life and universe.