We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 Audiobook

The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6: Extinction Evolution, Extinction End, and Extinction Aftermath

Regular Price:$45.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Extinction Evolution

Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons.

Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr. Kate Lovato and Dr. Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all. But after a grisly discovery in Atlanta, Kate and Ellis realize their weapon might not be able to stop the evolution of the monsters.

Joined by unexpected allies and facing a new threat none of them saw coming, the survivors are running out of time to save the human race from extinction.

Extinction End

Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It's here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.

With his home gone and his friends kidnapped, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and his remaining men must take drastic measures to save what's left of the human race. But not everyone at Central Command has the same plan for victory. As the Variants continue to evolve, only a handful of heroes stand between the creatures and mankind's total extinction.

One way or another, the battle for the United States of America ends here.

Extinction Aftermath

Newly christened as the leader of Delta Force Team Ghost, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick arrives in Normandy over 70 years after Allied Forces joined the fight against the Nazis. The war to free survivors and eradicate pockets of adult Variants and their offspring is underway by the European Unified Forces. But as the troops push east, rumors of a new type of monster spread through the ranks. Fitz and his new team quickly realize that the fight for Europe might be harder than anyone ever imagined.

Back in the States, Captain Reed Beckham and Dr. Kate Lovato are settling into a new life on Plum Island. Across the United States, the adult Variants have all been wiped out, and the juveniles are on the run. But survivors soon realize there are other monsters at home, and they may be human.

As the doomsday clock ticks down and military bases fall across the country, the human race enters the age of extinction. Will science prevail - or will mankind vanish off the face of the planet?

©2015 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (119 )
5 star
 (81)
4 star
 (26)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (112 )
5 star
 (72)
4 star
 (26)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.7 (113 )
5 star
 (86)
4 star
 (22)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States 03-01-17
    Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States 03-01-17 Member Since 2016

    I am a 67 yo disabled Vet who lives in N. Texas. I was a medic in the Army during the Viet Nam war, got an MS in ecology and just retired.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    86
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    529
    70
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great reading of a good story"

    I never get tired of listening to Bronson Pinchot. He's truly a great reader. The last three Extinction Cycle books were what I thought they would be, pretty much like the first three. There were a few twists and turns to the plot, which I really appreciated. Some of my favorite characters were lost, which made me actually upset a bit. I hated it when Meg was killed, for example. I thought she would survive anything. I won't spoil the other surprises for anyone who will read these books, but I suppose when the actual survival of the human race is at stake, there will be a few losses.

    Over all, still, I fell as though I was listening to the same story over and over, in a way. It's not the author's fault, I don't think. How many ways can you describe combat? I'm a veteran and I can't think of more than one way. Chaos.

    So, I think he's done a good job over all, considering all the fighting that was done. He also dwelt a lot on the sense of failure felt by survivors. Survivors guilt is a very real thing, and again, I think most vets can relate. We don't dwell on it, so if felt a little weird to see him do so. It was in the character's minds mostly. So that was more real than not I think, and perhaps I found that uncomfortable for my own reasons.

    Overall, this was a real bargain, all three books for one credit. Couldn't beat it. Thanks to Audible for offering it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    HM 02-22-17
    HM 02-22-17

    Avid Reader

    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The excitement continues!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 the most enjoyable?

    The story, action, research and performance all add up to a vivid, gripping experience.


    What other book might you compare The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 to and why?

    The Tide series, same, same great action.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Brings the characters and world alive, heightens the suspense.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    The kick-ass narration once again elevates this dynamic combo of military action, science fiction and post-apocalyptic mayhem. Keeps deepening the characters and scope of the series. Still my fave series of this ilk. Looking forward to more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eric O. 03-27-17
    Eric O. 03-27-17 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hell of a Ride!"

    This was another fantastic ride from start to finish. Cannot wait for book #7! Definately worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sarah United States 03-24-17
    Sarah United States 03-24-17 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I can't wait for the next book"

    I'm very picky about the type of books I enjoy. Great courses guides, political books, science-fiction among others. Nicholas Sandburg Smith is a great read. I think the man could write tax code that was interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paul French Southeast Washington 03-23-17
    Paul French Southeast Washington 03-23-17 Member Since 2015

    I'm addicted to the last chapter of long fantasy series. It's a legitimate problem.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Simple garbage"

    The first five books were, at their very best, mediocre. Author had a decent story idea then failed at everything they tried. Too specific scientifically for a bit then too vague. Very detailed about weapons and ammunition used in the fight but then manages to write "7.62" about 3 times per sentence. Forgets that grenades exist for 3 books? I don't know. But the first 5 books are tolerable if you turn the reading speed up to like 1.4 and are extraordinarily bored. The 6th book is so bad I had to quit listening. never done that before but it's that bad. I dont know if I could have finished an outline. But if I had it would have looked like this: "after all the bad stuff, more bad stuff. top 5 protagonists always survive while everyone else gets picked off one by one. The some more bad stuff happens followed by more bad stuff. There are no victories only narrow survival. And an Italian guy."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tim apalachin, NY, United States 03-18-17
    Tim apalachin, NY, United States 03-18-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    66
    45
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's sad when an author ruins his own story "

    For the 1st 3 books a reader could suspended belief to a point. But the 4th book threw all that out the window.

    This time he put the characters is outrageously, unrealistic scenarios. Then stretchs belief beyond the breaking point when snipers who previously could not miss now miss by a fraction of a inch in order to carry the story on.

    Brave men with shotguns, at point blank range, can't hit a variant in the head.

    Where in previous battles a few defenders would repulse an attack while outnumbered, now a larger force of trained Marines succumb to a smaller force of variants even though half the variants are not fighting but rounding up prisoners.

    The most frustrating part is the description of Marines running away along with civilians in a situation where there is no where to run.

    It's terrible to see an author ruin a story in an attempt to extend it into another trilogy.

    I'm very disappointed.

    Update after Book 6: Bought the box set, books 4-6 so I went ahead and finished it. All I felt at the end.. whew, thank God that's over!

    I am definitely done with The Extinction Cycle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    T J Runkles 02-22-17
    T J Runkles 02-22-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic deal"
    Where does The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top, especially with this three-for-one-deal.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nonstop action and really cool science.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Ha, yeah, but with all three books in there, you have to take a break to sleep and eat at some point!


    Any additional comments?

    Great bundle to grab if you like the apocalypse or thrillers. Really fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.