From thriller and suspense master Brett Battles comes Exit 9, the second book in the Project Eden thriller series.
Before, it was just a test, a little demonstration to see if the virus worked. It did, and so much better than its creators could have ever hoped. But the testing phase is over. It’s time for Project Eden to take the next step. If its members have their way, humanity is about to get a reboot. It’s up to Daniel Ash and the others in the outnumbered resistance to keep the Project from severely downsizing mankind. But can their small force succeed in the face of a plan decades in the making? The human race had better hope so, because if Ash and his friends can’t….
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I love espionage and detective thrillers but will listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Project Eden is a continuing series that can be thought of as a single 60 hour book, so each of the first 6 books end with a lot of uncertainty and unresolved issues. The suspense builds up to a point that very few action thrillers can match. Along with the Jonathan Quinn series Project Eden establishes Brett Battles as one of the best thriller writers ever. Exit 9 is the second book in the series.
McLeod Andrews narrates the Project Eden series and he does his usual great job.
I had read and listened to the first book, "Sick" and was spellbound by it and was overwhelmed by "Exit". I liked the story, the reader and the 'edge of your seat' feeling. In fact, I liked it so much I purchased the entire series to read.
I was kept in suspense because all the characters were at some point or another in jeopardy but didn't escape by a quirk. The whole thing worked
Mr. Andrews didn't play voices or make light of the reading. He read it in such a way that I felt he actually was there and the story was real. Even though I read the rest of the series, I would eventually like to listen to Mr. Andrews read all the other books.
"Is Project Eden deciding your fate?"
For goodness sakes, listen and read this series. It will knock your socks off!!
Not a five star series, but entertaining. I see some reviewers don't like that some things are not all that realistic. To them I say, this is Fiction. What I tell my wife when it comes to science fiction, just believe it is possible and enjoy the ride. One reader was disappointed that the good guys might win in this series. It's not reality he said. What's up with that? Why can't you have a feel good book? The game of thrones crap only goes so far before you just can't digest the depression anymore. Books and movies are an escape. Feeling good at the end is a good thing. If you want to read about bad guys, then read non fiction. Humans have plenty of bad guys that come out ahead. My only gripe of this book is that the author uses a poor ploy to get you to buy the next book. He likes to end his story from book 2 and on, right in the middle of a cliff hanger. That actually makes me a little miffed, like maybe I should not buy the next one just to show him what's up. But I buy them anyway. Also, Daniel Ash, the supposed hero, is really dumb. He always asks the stupid questions at the wrong time. You can just count on it. I wish there was a better hero to cheer for but what the heck. The stories move along nicely and they are well read. Great for the over the road trucker.
This is the second in the series, you should read the first book, Sick, before or you'll be lost. Even with that there were times I had to rewind to remember where I was. There are quite a few side stories going on as we come up to ID or Implementation Day. The day Project Eden gives the human race a do-over by killing all but 70 million people on the planet. Kinda scary when you think about it. Of course I started to get a cold in the middle of reading this book. One thing for sure... Make sure you have book 3 before you end this one. It's got one hell of a cliffhanger! I was yelling at my iPhone when it ended I am so frustrated. But I enjoyed the read and I really like this narrator. He does good accents and there are quite few in this book.
Spay, neuter, adopt, and train. Don't buy, surrender, or breed. Be a good person and carry a weapon just in case.
I tried several times to get into it. Maybe it's me, but it kept putting me to sleep. Still not sure whats going on with the story.
Excuse me, but the plebes you want to sacrifice for the betterment of mankind object. We don't agree with you that you have the right to kill us all so that you can start over and do a better job.
This is a conspiracy that many have tossed around as being real. It is definitely possible, and there are people out there conceited enough to make something like this happen. The Eden Project has determined that mankind is messed up to point that we need to start over. But you don't get a choice; they decide who gets to live through the impending pandemic they will create.
Daniel Ash is called back to help the Resistance combat The Project. The Resistance must get to Blue Bird, the control center, and thwart the planned Implementation Day. but they don't even know where the control center is! Lots of good guys die to protect other good guys and to search for Blue Bird. Other innocents die along the way too.
There are several side stories with their real little lives and loves. This is what humanity is all about. This is what Blue Bird is so casually planning to wipe out.
The action is a bit predictable, but still exciting, and worth the time. These 2 books are much better than some of Brett Battles' other works, and here we have the pleasure of listening to MacLeod Andrews. His voices are wonderful and his accents spot on. He ranges from the US to Holland, to India, to Australia, to Costa Rica. All done believably.
I had a bit of trouble remembering who was who with the new characters and Ash doesn't come on the scene right off but all in all I liked the book and would recommend it to friends
Well it was entertaining, but I think there are a lot of books in this series and it just seems like its one of those books where the bad guy is always gonna get stopped by the end of tge book . kinda getting bored with the series.
"Gripping and captivating, excellent narration"
After listening to Sick and being captivated by the Project Eden series I couldn't wait to listen to Exit 9, part 2 of the series. And the second book totally lived up to expectation, a roller coaster that captivated me and kept me wanting more. Brett Battles has really pulled off an excellent gripping series and the Project Eden series is highly recommended.
The narration by Macleod Andrews is as always excellent - great differentiation between characters with his tone of voice and style.
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