Where to start?...make sure you like some of the following : this is a 3book set for one credit, it's a cliff hanger in other words the saga goes on, ..Show More »medical experiments gone wrong on a world wide epidemic level, millions of rounds of ammo being shot, mutated people that are difficult to kill. Not zombies but maybe the next level up because they continue to evolve, there are heroic rescues, did I miss sex, yea there is some of that also, then there are handicapped heroes , oh and I almost forgot a dog. And in the end you find out some higher score have very questionable agendas. This set will keep you listening for 3 or 4 days for only one credit, and it is no stopped action. Hope you enjoy this one
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..Show More »'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.
I have been called an aficionado in the zombie genre for the sheer number of books I've read and reviewed, and now written. The one thing many will he..Show More »re me say over and over again is that I prefer a traditional zombie. Mutations, aliens, and a strong sci-fi theme has never been my thing.
So I really have to hand it to Smith for taking me well out of my comfort zone and earning my five stars.
Smith's zombies are terrifying. Multifaceted genetic mutations crafted by the callus hand of man where the only thing you can count on with these abominations is that you have no idea what they'll do next. Smith continues to up the ante with his second book in his bestselling Extinction series and I'm left hungry for more.
A successful z-book for me must have ample gore, and Smith doesn't disappoint. Buy this book. Tell your friends to buy this book. For those who say zombies aren't trending anymore, i dare you to read this series and reevaluate that statement.
And now, to nag the author on social media to write faster!
This series has been an amazing thrill ride. Book 3 is the BEST of the series so far, and I cannot wait for the next. I listened to this book straigh..Show More »t through and loved every second. That Fitz is still my favorite character!!
Look this is a fantasy book. You have to suspend some disbelief.
But let's do some math. 60 Variants load into presumably 5-6 boats drive..Show More »n by human collaborators.
Hundreds die. Meg kills 4 explicitly. Fitz kills 17 that we know about. Red kills at least 6. The machine gun nest kills dozens as they "explode in gore". Various other unnamed soldiers kill "dozens and dozens". The dog even racks up 2 kills. The streets run with gore and the bodies pile waste high.
How many variants do you have left?
If you said "dozens and dozens"- lets conservatively call that 36, maybe 48. Then you are absolutely right.
Smith seems to do poorly at this type of math, which unfortunately creates an unrealistic scenario in my head, I just can't get past. I'm thinking, 'Ok, theyve killed 40 or so, just the boss and like 4 more to go." Then out of no where, there are hundreds more. This has gone on 4 books now, with minimal advancement of the plot, just the same story over again and again.
Will I buy the next book. Probably. But I am not happy about it. As an author, hes gotten progressively lazier. I'm going to give it a bit before I decide. I already know what is going to happen.
Idiot military command sends elite military force on idiotic pointless suicide mission. Hundreds of variants die- usually in "fountains of gore". They get cut off and surrounded and face insurmountable odds, which due to their badassness, they surmount. One main character dies or is injured. Doctor Kate is attacked. Beckam saves her. They share a tender moment, then idiot military command sends an elite military force on idiotic pointless suicide mission.
I've now listened to the whole series 2x and what can I say? I laughed, I cried, I got angry at the monsters both human and variant. These books were ..Show More »written in a way that each character came alive and in the end I was relieved at the the victories achieved by each and every person in the books. Thank you Mr. Sansbury Smith for the introduction to my new friends and if I happen to have the privilege of meeting them again in the future, I wouldn't complain!
Extinction Aftermath (The Extinction Cycle Book 6) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith is well worth the wait! Not only do we see Delta Force Team Ghost’s Mas..Show More »ter Sergeant Fitz take lead but he helps to storm the beach in Normandy to help eradicate the European Variants that have been left to grow, mutate and become even more deadlier than the ones in the US.
Beckham and Horn are in retirement and not really enjoying it. So when President Gringhold calls upon them for a special project, they jump at the opportunity to re-engage. There’s another new bad-ass guy in the US hoping to take down the fragile government and doesn’t really care about the recovery of the US. Time will only tell who is worse – the Variants or him!
The new monsters in Europe are … well, more terrifying than what we’ve heard before. This book is particularly gruesome and pulls on the heartstrings and ripping them out. If you love horror and Team Ghost – this is the book for you. This is not for the squeamish or soft-hearted.
Smith is a vivid storyteller that describes everything in rich detail eking out each terrifying moment. His characters are fully developed – even the ones that have a brief appearance. Action packed and riveting. This tells the story of what happens in the US afterwards and what happens in Europe when there is no coordination of efforts.
I enjoyed listening to Bronson Pinchot. He is a wonderful narrator capturing the character traits of each character and making them come alive with tone, and excitement. Mr. Pinchot makes the book come alive as only a top-notch narrator can. His tone is calming but when he speeds up and adds in the excited emotions, it only gets better.
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