Dire Earth Cycle
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  • 1
    The Darwin Elevator | Jason M. Hough

    The Darwin Elevator

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jason M. Hough
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet's refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator - created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders - emits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by a crew of fellow "immunes", he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura's edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse.

    OK Story but Poor Characterization

    I did not enjoy this very much. Although the story moved along, the premise was weak and characters seems very one dimensional. I particularly don’t..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 25 2013 by Michael (Walnut Creek, CA, United States)
  • 2
    The Exodus Towers: The Dire Earth Cycle: Two | Jason M. Hough

    The Exodus Towers: The Dire Earth Cycle: Two

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jason M. Hough
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    The sudden appearance of a second space elevator in Brazil only deepens the mystery about the aliens who provided it: the Builders. Scavenger crew captain Skyler Luiken and brilliant scientist Dr. Tania Sharma have formed a colony around the new Elevator's base, utilizing mobile towers to protect humans from the Builders' plague. But they are soon under attack from a roving band of plague-immune soldiers. Cut off from the colony, Skyler must wage a one-man war against the new threat as well as murderous subhumans and thugs from Darwin.

    Non Stop Action

    The Exodus Towers picks up right where book 1 left off. If you think Hough couldn't ratchet up the action more or come up with anything new after the..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2013 by Joki (Helsinki)
  • 3
    The Plague Forge: The Dire Earth Cycle: Three | Jason M. Hough

    The Plague Forge: The Dire Earth Cycle: Three

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jason M. Hough
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Plague Forge delivers an unbeatable combination of knockout action and kick-ass characters as the secrets to the ultimate alien mystery from The Darwin Elevator and The Exodus Towers are about to be unraveled.

    Humans = Resilient as Hell + 1st Contact = :)

    I'm reviewing the entire trilogy because I have been able to read the 2nd book 'The Exodus Towers' along with this book all within a 2 month period of..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 27 2013 by G.Monie (Bethpage, NY, United States)
  • 4
    Injection Burn: The Dire Earth Duology, Book 1 | Jason M. Hough

    Injection Burn: The Dire Earth Duology, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jason M. Hough
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Skyler Luiken and his ragtag crew of scavengers, scientists, and brawlers have a new mission: a long journey to a distant planet where a race of benevolent aliens are held captive behind a cloud of destructive ships known as the Swarm Blockade. No human ships have ever made it past this impenetrable wall, and Skyler knows not what to anticipate when they reach their destination.

    mostly setup for the rest of the story

    Starts poorly, gets better, but ends just as it starts to get interesting. If you liked the preceeding trilogy, you'll probably want to begin this con..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 10 2017 by Ocean State Prime (Cumberland, RI, United States)
  • 5

    Escape Velocity: A Dire Earth Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jason M. Hough
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Captains Skyler Luiken and Gloria Tsandi (and their respective crews) have smashed through the deadly Swarm Blockade but now find themselves scattered around the planet Carthage and the space stations she holds in her orbit. Their mission is now twofold: destroy the military compounds of a race of nefarious alien overlords and find a way back home to Earth. Standing in their way are a race of horrifying, technologically advanced aliens armed with incredible weapons.

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