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Independence Day: Crucible Audiobook

Independence Day: Crucible: The Official Movie Prequel

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Publisher's Summary

Cities were crushed by the falling spacecraft, but one ship didn't crash. It remained intact and disgorged hordes of alien soldiers determined to fight to the death. The abandoned vessels also contained a wealth of advanced technology.

Led by David Levinson, the greatest minds of our world developed deadly new hybrid weapons. Bases were built on the moon, Mars, and beyond. A new generation of defenders had to be trained, for the invaders would return.

In the headlong rush to prepare, however, not everyone would survive....

©2016 Greg Keyes (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Tandgn Apache Junctionaz, United States 06-20-16
    Tandgn Apache Junctionaz, United States 06-20-16 Member Since 2012

    My Opinion's for your review, Thank You!

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    "ID4 "Crucible""

    Wow! Very cool tie in between the two movies. I think it's a must read before you see the movie. If you liked the fist movie that is. It will make sense and will tie up any lose ends. Very well done, to me anyway.
    It should go for an anime work up, that would be cool.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 06-24-16
    Mark 06-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wildly entertaining"

    This book is a must listen to any and all Independence day fans. It successfully and wonderfully bridges the gap between the first movie and second and leaves you with just the right amount of questions to make you excited for the sequel. Well done by all

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 01-06-17
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 01-06-17 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "YA Romance"

    If I was to give the book a letter grade, it would be a B. It's above average, but not great. I got caught up in the love life of the main characters and grew to like them, even though they were cliché. Matter of fact several of the characters had the same personality. I was disappointed that almost nothing happened with the aliens. This is a prequel, so I knew they could not invade. They had some survivors in Africa, but they were all killed off with machetes. Young people are going to go to the movie, so it fits that the book would be YA.

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    Sandro V. Cuccia Garnet Valley, PA USA 09-08-16
    Sandro V. Cuccia Garnet Valley, PA USA 09-08-16
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    "Excellent Performance -- boring story"

    I have to admit that the performance was refreshing, realistic and enjoyable.... however, nothing happens in this story ... I felt like I was in a chick flick!

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    James Musgrove 07-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    As close to a real sequel to the original film as could be hoped for. Have tons of characterization and weight to events in both films

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    CRAIG T SCHWARTZ 06-18-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing"

    Must listen to if looking forward to Resurgence! Catches us up in the upcoming release!

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    jsakeo 01-14-17
    jsakeo 01-14-17
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    "A Great Read for the Independence Day Fan"

    Having already seen both movies and thoroughly enjoying them both, I decided to listen to this book. It ties the 2 movies together very nicely and makes me want to go back and watch both movies again. While not a wonderful piece of literature, no science fiction is, it is very entertaining. I could not wait to get back in my car to listen to more of this book and see where the characters were gong next. I don't know what the one reviewer who said this was a chick flick was thinking. (He or she clearly doesn't like science fiction!) Take this book for what it is, pure fun and enjoyment, but if you haven't seen either movie, don't bother.

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    Iyone29 01-09-17
    Iyone29 01-09-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing!"

    I went home several times while listening to watch Independence Day Resurgence! this book gave me so much more insight regarding the characters. So glad I decided to listen.

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    Admiralu Camarillo, California United States 11-17-16
    Admiralu Camarillo, California United States 11-17-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Fills In the 20 Year Gap Between Films"

    <strong>Fills in the 20 Year Gap</strong>

    This book is the backstory for Indpendence Day Resurgence. While it gives the background story of the major characters, I found it somewhat boring. It took a while to pick up and by the time it got interesting, it was over. The characterizations were rather general and I really didn't feel like I had an insight. Kind of a shame since the author's novel Firestorm, prequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was superb. I will probably have to read this again later. The narrator of the audio book version was so monotonous, I chose to read it rather than be put to sleep.

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    Shelly Hackney 10-19-16 Member Since 2012

    I am a chainmailler. I make chainmaille jewelry and wire-wrapped jewelry. I love to listen to my books while I work on my pieces.

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    "Well done indeed."

    Enjoyed this very much. Moved along all. was interesting to hear about the characters after the movie was done.

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    6/20/16
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    "Meh"

    Basically a long description of what has happened since the first film and the upcoming second one. A good description, detailed, interesting, but ultimately nothing at all happens. Just a "now go see the movie" Cliff hanger. Don't waste money/credits on it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Toni J Pitt
    6/22/16
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    "Disappointing - avoid"
    What disappointed you about Independence Day: Crucible?

    After reading the "Fear Saga" this felt very average in comparison, especially the story. It simply didn't offer any thrills, twists or surprises. If you enjoy teenagers going through school, falling in love and preparing for the military then this has spades of detail - but realistically feels like a simple cash in for the film. Go watch the film instead. William Hope does a decent job in narrating - it's simply the story that's lacking. Shame as this brand owes to it lots potential. Recommend avoiding, and if you haven't already look instead at the Fear Saga for your sci-fi fix.


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  • David Squires
    6/29/16
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    "Great Listen"

    links the 2 films nicely, this focus on the children as they go through flight academy and try to live up to their parents saving the world.

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    "great book"

    loved it great book looking forward the next book if it as good as this ill well happy

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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