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Nathan Fillion tracks bigfoot in exclusive audiobook clips for Max Brooks' Devolution

By Jeff Spry
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Firefly's renegade captain Mal Reynolds, Nathan Fillion, has joined the ranks of Max Brooks' audiobook crew for Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre — and SYFY WIRE has two exclusive Fillion clips from the new bigfoot thriller to share.

Fillion is no stranger to the vocal performance arena, having lent his heroic voice to the character of Hal Jordan in numerous DC animated features including Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Reign of the Supermen, and most recently Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. He also was a member of the all-star cast for the epic 2007 audiobook adaptation of Brooks' World War Z, along with Paul Sorvino, Jeri Ryan, Mark Hamill, Simon Pegg, Alan Alda, Martin Scorsese, John Turturro, and many more.

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Now the novelist's latest horror offering has assembled another outstanding cast for Devolution's audiobook release on June 16 from Random House Audio, showcasing Judy Greer as Kate Holland, Nathan Fillion as Frank McCray, Jr., Kimberly Guerrero as Josephine Schell, Jeff Daniels as Steve Morgan, Mira Furlan as Mostar, Kate Mulgrew as Colonel Hannah Reinhardt Roth, Steven Weber as Tony Durant, and Max Brooks himself as the researcher.

Huddle up and have a listen...

Devolution chronicles the fateful events following the ash and chaos of Washington's Mount Rainier erupting, and the isolated eco-community of Greenloop, which has been cut off from all civilization in the disaster's aftermath.

As the smoke settles, this band of unprepared and idealistic residents must fend for themselves when the grid goes down, as the surrounding woods become populated by savage bigfoot beasts. It's a lost survival saga recounted through personal journal entries and eyewitness accounts recovered and reconstructed from the digital age village's bloody wreckage.


Besides Fillion, many in this project's talent pool are very familiar with Brooks and audiobook narration. Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager, Orange Is the New Black) has narrated her own audiobooks as well as numerous titles by Joe Hill; and Steven Weber (Wings, iZombie) has participated in audiobooks by Stephen King and Harlan Coben.

Native American actress Kimberly Guerrero and Emmy Award-winning Jeff Daniels (Arachnophobia, The Martian) make their audiobook debuts here. Even public radio personalities Terry Gross and Kai Ryssdal voice fictional versions of themselves. Greer (Archer, Arrested Development), in the main character of Kate Holland, has previously narrated her own audiobook I Don't Know Where You Know Me From as well as Taylor Jenkins Reid's Daisy Jones & The Six.

Max Brooks' Devolution novel and the Devolution audiobook both arrive today, June 16.