• Cost of Survival

  • The Extinction Survival Series, Book 3
  • By: Walt Browning
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,595 ratings)

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By: Walt Browning
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
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Publisher's Summary

Fear does not stop death. It stops life.

John Eric Carver and Shrek have fought their way through a viral apocalypse and into the aftermath. Working with 50 other survivors in the remote mountains outside of San Diego, they have created a community safe from the monsters called Variants. But outside their small haven, giant packs of the beasts roam the cities in search of humans to feed their insatiable appetite.

On a supply run, Carver and Shrek encounter several of these packs before they make a startling discovery. Some of the Variants are mutating from the release of radiation on a naval vessel, transforming the crew into abominations that can fly. Carver knows these new mutations threaten their home and survivors around the world.

Once again, the retired war dog team heads out to fight what they fear the most to protect the lives of those they love. But this time the enemy is more cunning and evil than ever before. It will take more than bullets to stop these beasts.

©2020 Blackstone Publishing (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Extinction Cycle

After completing Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s, The Extinction Cycle series(6 books), then Nicholas Sansbury Smith & Anthony J. Melchiorri’s; Extinction Cycle Dark Age(3 books so far), I began this series.

Let me say, I was hooked by NSS’s series, and often wondered while reading, “what else is going on elsewhere, on the west coast” or whatever. Well, now I know! I loved the storyline and the characters. MSGT Beckham(Beckham Hall at Lost Valley I assume is named after him to tie the series together) captured my attention in the NSS series!
Now, CPO Carver & Shrek are a fantastic team as well as MCPO Shader ,aka Porky, adding the right amount of true military sarcasm, just picks right up with the variants/zombies and depicting them the same in their evolution was great. I highly recommend this and the other series if you enjoy the genre. I will continue to be a fan and wait for more from these authors!!

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A good complex story.

Several plot and time-lines not to mention the complex viewpoints are showcased in this story. I found this approach quite insightful.
Hence I rated this five stars, money well spent and yes the kindle copies are a good edition for your kindle library.

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love it

Walt does an amazing job writing in this universe. All three books are amazing. Shrek is awesome, I hope Mr Browning writes 10 books in this series. You won't be disappointed.

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It hurts to say this.

I love the entire variant saga world thing ,all the storys have been great but this one was different. Alot of it has to do with the authors choice to make so many people do such idiotic things an i hate to say it but the story was horrible causing the narrator to suck as well .like i said i love the series an the narrator in all past books but this one was a huge fail to me .

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Awesome

I was not a fan of the Extinction books until l landed on Shrek and Carver. Love it

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Not bad

Shreka annoying , Schrader needs sense of humor, carver too serious and pushy for me

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Get em Carver and Shrek

Just fantastic! entertains from start to finish. I enjoy every minute that I am immersed in the Extinction Cycle series. Walt Browning has made me a loyal follower of Carver and Shrek! I especially enjoyed Bronson Pinchot's narration of Shrek and how Shrek would mention Nicholas S. Smith's Apollo.

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ABSOLUTELY SUPERB!!!

The story, in it's third installment, was very good to say the least in rounding out some characters and storylines in what is likely to be the final pages of this great work.

Having said that, Bronson Pinchot's performance was absolutely superb, almost flawless, as he nailed every inflection of every tone of every character's voice inflection. In a word, amazing!

THIS BOOK IS WORTH THE PRICE OF A CREDIT OR MONIES!!!

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Great addition!

Was nice having Carver and Shrek back again. This story is face paced with more great characters added to the mix. I can’t wait to see what comes next for this series.

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Immensely Satisfied

I know it’s not fair to pressure the author or the narrator; however I must. I can’t say enough good things about this series. I have listened for it in its entirety more times than I can remember. I want more. So much more. Just like this. It is writing like this that should be on TV; NOT that like the walking dead. The budget needs to be there and it would destroy the Game of Thrones easily.

Real Science, No Magic or Insanely Stupid mistakes by people regarding slow shuffling Zombies and the ridiculous human elements.

Just pure literary Gold like this.

It could only have been better if it just went on and on. I know that’s not realistic. But three books is just not enough. More Please…!!!…???…

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  • FIONA CHRISTIE
  • 09-27-22

Outstanding!

Like the Walking Dead on steroids and some could think ! Fantastic survival story. Recommend listening from the beginning of the series. Thank you

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  • ben jones
  • 09-20-21

Brilliant

Been a great story so far I really like the characters and and their personalities one more to go

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-14-21

Just awful narrator

This could be a good story. But the narrator is so sub standard, I don’t understand how this performance got past any editor.
He voices all Women as wilting fragile flowers.
Somehow every single character has the same voice. Every woman whispers instead of speaking even in high stress situations.