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Extinction Horizon Audiobook

Extinction Horizon: The Extinction Cycle, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction.

Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top-secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet - a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.

After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. The virus is already spreading. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything.

Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?

©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Tilikum 03-01-15
    Tilikum 03-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great listening experience"

    This audiobook seriously made me feel like I was listening to a movie. Bronson turned Smith's breakthrough novel into a living, breathing story. I can't recommend this one highly enough. If you like post-apocalyptic/science fiction thrillers then this is for you. Probably the best audiobook I've listened to besides The Martian.

    54 of 59 people found this review helpful
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    Neva Kingston, TN, United States 04-11-15
    Neva Kingston, TN, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2008

    Thrillers zombies and action make my day! Fast moving stories and characters worth reading. New twists to a great genre will always get me

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    "Finally! Great Journey"

    Characters are believable with human emotions - not just the brave "hero." Storyline is captivating with just enough science mixed in. Different take on the normal zombie using bio weapons as we all really think they are being used now. Story moves very fast but author knows how to make you connect with each one.
    I want to see what happens next.

    27 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Greeley, CO, USA 05-06-15
    Joshua Greeley, CO, USA 05-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Intense and Gripping Action Scenes Packed with Suspense"

    I have listened to and read well over 100 books in the Post-Apocalyptic and Zombie genres and by far have to say this is one of the best. A thrilling and suspenseful mix of horrifying zombies with an excellent plot and story line that builds a relationship and depth with each character. Add to that the realistic and superbly painted scenes you can see, touch, and smell. Nicholas knows his stuff and it shows in this book - Pinchot knocked it out of the park - an excellent combination of writing and narration - don't miss this one! Highly recommended.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    CYP Writer Inside a book 05-13-15
    CYP Writer Inside a book 05-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "What the WWZ movie wanted to be...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read/watch/play a LOT of zombie fiction. This book lays the groundwork for a series that can only be described as a killer addition to the genre.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Honestly, this the story the World War Z movie tried to be. I wish they would have kept that movie closer to the book, and then found Extinction Horizon to make their fast, rage-filled zombie flick.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    From this book's stellar opening, I was hooked.


    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Lee 05-28-15
    Lee 05-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Fix For Your Zombie Addiction"

    A lot of the zombie books, I have listened to recently, haven't really focused on the zombies. They have been more about how horrible human nature is and how horrible we would all act in a crisis. This book did have the evil human being. That wasn't the focus of the book. Refreshingly it was actually about ZOMBIES! I don't need a book to remind me of how horrible human nature is. We can get a flavor of horrible human behavior by turning on the TV. The main characters were strong and likable. The narrator did a great job of portraying the different characters. The author's descriptions of the zombies and their carnage was vivid but would not be offensive to even the mildest of listeners. I enjoyed this book so much I purchased the second one while waiting in traffic on the way home.

    28 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Isalina 03-06-15
    Isalina 03-06-15
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    "Humans: Our Own Worst Enemies"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beckham and Dr. Lovato


    Any additional comments?

    Nicholas Sansbury Smith really knows his creepy. He really knows what would make his readers' skin crawl. Clicking joints will make me even more queasy from now on. The "zombies" were described so well and written so believably. Actually the way they came about is also seriously believable, too scary, too real. I loved it. Humans, we're our own worst enemy.
    A fun, fast-paced, crazy ride. Can't wait to see what happens next!

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    HM 02-17-15
    HM 02-17-15

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    "Non-stop action and thrills"
    If you could sum up Extinction Horizon in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, action-packed, topical.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beckham, great action lead, a badass soldiers and man of honor.


    Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time but he effectively brings the material to life. Great, masculine power to the narration that complements the action-tone of the story. Effective emotional range.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There are some emotional, adrenaline-charged high points to the story that kept me on the edge of my seat.


    Any additional comments?

    This made for a gripping listening experience. Can't wait for the next one.

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Joellen L. Worley 04-30-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Military Acronyms"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Extinction Horizon to be better than the print version?

    Did not read the book


    What does Bronson Pinchot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great reader


    Any additional comments?

    Please, please, please instruct Bronson Pinchot to read/use military lingo for acronyms. United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases/ USAMRIID is pronounced u-sam-rid. I'm sure there are other acronym pronunciations for the titles in Extinction Horizon. It drives me crazy every time Bronson Pinchot reads the entire title!!!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Bård Pedersen 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    I'm stunned by this. Awesome book for all fans of thrillers, horror, sci-fi, dystopia and outstanding characters. You'll laugh, cry and shiver with fear, awe and exitement.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 01-29-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 01-29-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "A gruesome start for an apocalyptic series!"

    Be aware that Extinction Horizon is the first book in this serialized series; it does not stand alone nor does it wrap up the story. A specialized ebola virus has been created in a lab for use as a warfare weapon on the orders of an Army officer. It is much more potent than anticipated turning those infected into crazed zombie-like killers before they die. The virus threatens to destroy all of humanity. The action starts at the research facility on Plum Island, NY (a real island off the far east coast of Long Island - Plum Island and the research center there are featured in Nelson DeMille's first John Corey book titled Plum Island). Ultimately US armed forces bomb large US cities to kill people to try to contain the virus.

    Excellent start to an apocalyptic series.

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  • E. Robinson
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    4/26/15
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    "Good story let down by below average performance"

    While the strory is well structred and moves at a good pace the whole audio book experience is let down by poor narration. Someone like R.C. Bray should have performed this novel as it requires much more expression and dynamic input than the Bronson Pinchot could bring to bear.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reformed Geek
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    10/12/16
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    "Great start to a really fun series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Extinction Horizon the most enjoyable?

    I know some reviews are critical of Bronson Pinchot's narration, but I think he's does a great job. He sounds like a gruff, military type.


    Have you listened to any of Bronson Pinchot’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've listen to to the rest of this series and to this work on the Larry Correia's Grimnior Chronicles.

    I think he gets more into the story as the series continues so his narration improves.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the worst rated book in the series as if you don't like book 1, you aren't going to like the next 4 books.

    For me, it was a very exciting and well paced book. Perfect gym and running listening material. It kept me hooked and I listened to all 5 books without a break.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pichu Trainer
    England, Lincolnshire
    9/29/16
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    "Bad Narrations"

    The narration of this is terrible, almost like bad acting as no emotion seems to be shown by the person reading, guess this is the closest thing to having it read to you by a Vulcan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Soldado
    9/6/16
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    "Great start to a series!!!"

    A good start to a book series os one that leaves you wanting more! And this is defenietly one of them. Nicholas writing lets you inmerse into the story, you find yourself wanting to help the Ghost Team and after wanting to help the Scientists. Bronson Pinchot is a believeble reader, the only thing i did'nt like was he finished every chapter emphasising the last few worlds. But that is a personal thing. Over all very enjoyable

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  • Eugene Hughes
    6/5/16
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    "The story is OK if you can stick with it past the first few chapters."

    After listening to all the audible books from the Arisen series that are currently available I thought I'd try something similar. This series was recommended.

    The narrator was quite difficult to get into at the start of the book. The first 6 chapters the narrator just sounded bored and flat but after that the narrator got better.

    The story and the characters were ok. There wasn't really any one character that stood out and I never finished a chapter on the edge of my seat but I'm still curious where the story will go next so I have the next book in the series ready to go.

    I would have been slightly disappointed if I had spent an audible credit on it but luckily it was part of kindle unlimited.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Micky the Ring
    5/25/16
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    "This is full on horror!"

    Very scary book, I've listened to a lot of zombie novels and this for me is not the best but the scariest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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