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Extinction

Hell on Earth, Book 3
Narrated by: Brad Gilliam
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
3 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

After dealing with his rival, Pusher, and escaping the clutches of treacherous Prime Minister, John Windsor, Vamps and his last remaining friend, Mass, set out with the mysterious Aymun. A man who came from the gate that imploded on Oxford Street. The demons have destroyed civilization, but Vamps isn't going to take that lying down.

©2017 Iain Wright (P)2017 Iain Wright

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  • RH
  • United States
  • 08-07-18

Unable to listen

This reader is terrible. The production is atrocious. In the first 12 minutes, there are three stopped then repeated lines. When the reader shouts, the microphone distorts. He has huge pauses in the middle of sentences. And his acting is pathetic. It is completely distracting, and I am unable to get through the first chapter. I will read this one myself rather than letting Brad Gilliam butcher the book. Shameful.

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Substandard Editing

Having read or listened to the first two books of the series, Extinction fell right in step with my expectations and I enjoyed it quite a bit. If this is to be the final installment (assuming a trilogy), then I think things were wrapped up pretty well.
However, this Audible version is an abomination. I think the story and narrator will suffer unnecessarily due to the horrendous job someone did (or didn’t do) editing the audio. It really is as if the raw audio recording was uploaded and published, sight unseen (so to speak). The narrator makes a good number of blunders, which I imagine is common for everyone, but I also imagine he expected those to be easily edited out, which they should have been. There’s really no excuse for such a bad editing job. It takes away from the flow of the story. if I was the author or narrator, I’d be livid.

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This series finale fell into one of its gates.

I really enjoyed the first two books in the series because it was a fresh look at a world apocalypse and the narration was great. Unfortunately, this installment's story became trite and I found myself audibly making fun of the characters and the situations they put themselves in...I couldn't wait for it to end. Also, the narration was not on the same level as the first two books. The narrator has a great voice, but he was unable to give the characters the individuality that they had before.

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Horrible narrator and editing!

Ok this is pretty amazing that this got through editing and ended up like this. I've read some books with a couple errors. But 15 minutes into this book, there has to be atleast 20 errors. Repeated sentences, horrible audio, weird pauses between characters, breathing. Who let this get through editing?? And why change narrators?! First guy was great! This guy is horrendous, sorry to say and the issues with the audio and errors make it unlistanable. I can't even enjoy the third book in this series and I love the series. Holy cow what a disappointment.

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Great book, terrible audio

I really enjoyed this book as I did the first two. This was my first of the series as an audiobook and it was pretty disappointing. The narrator mispronounced many words and didn’t do a good job portraying the emotion of the scene. It seems like he has two levels, speaking in normal tones and screaming so loud it distorts the audio. The editing of the narration was pretty bad as some lines were repeated, there were extended pauses where they didn’t make sense, and you could hear background noise which as papers rustling. I am really glad this was a free trial because if I would have paid for this I would be pretty upset.

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It has it's moments, but the ending..ugh

Switching narrators for this book was a mistake. The series started off well, but ended without resolution.

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Narrator Change

They got a new narrator and it is very jarring. Not only is he not British, but he does not do very good differentiating between care. There are several recording errors as well and it was shoddily edited. The overall story is great of course.

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the narration was horrible in the 3rd installment.

The first 2 books were outstanding.... British accents doing British characters and a decent American accent where needed...... All that was thrown out of the window in book 3.... American narrator doing the British characters while using English lingo and phrases.... It drove me nuts......

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Great story! Crappy narrator...

I absolutely loved the story. From the very first book through the end... I loved the story. The first two books also had an awesome narrator. He was lively and engaging and used the correct accents for each of the characters. I FLEW through the first two books as i couldn’t turn it off. The third book, however, i couldn’t even continue to listen through audible because the narrator was so terrible. Not only is his range lacking, but you could hear him FLIPPING PAGES!! He also was incredibly inconsistent with volume control, and HIS SCREAMING VOICE WAS MORE ANNOYING THAN NAILS ON A CHALKBOARD. He yelled. A lot.
Anyway, I’m happy I owned the book too because I was able to finish the book without the awful narration.

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Extinction 3

I guess the narrator does make or break the book.This was not good from the first few sentences.The narrator repeated lines over and over in the beginning.I just couldn't get in to it.Nigel Patterson was much better than Brad Gillam. for this series.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • METALKNOB69
  • 04-22-18

The narrator is crap and book3 was rushed out

good point story is good and I got my credit back.
its set in the UK and first 2 books are narrated by a Brit but then in all their wisdom for book 3 is narrated by an American why?
He's crap I have nothing against Americans some of the narrators like R.C Bray and Sean Runnette are great
The narrator sounds like he did it in his bedroom on an 8 track. I'm surprised you didn't hear his mum in the background telling him to be quiet as you can hear the papers rustling, echoes. I think he was eating as he Narrated it as well. hope they re release it with the original narrator

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  • Phantom
  • 04-05-18

Hell on earth

Oh dear. An excellent book by an excellent author ruined by an appalling performance. What went wrong? Suddenly we have an American reader reading a British story unable to pronounce names of places and things. “Slough” becomes “Slow” , “Petrol Station” becomes “Patrol Station” and so on. It is clear that no one listened to this book before its release as all the mistakes, repeats and I think, someone drinking coffee are left in to irritate the listener. When you have invested time and money listening to the first two books in this excellent cycle and look forward to this one and get this, disappointing is not the word, it might be regarded as Hell on earth in fact.

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  • Kim Sawyer
  • 10-02-18

why change the reader.

the story continues and it is a good story. why we had to change the reader, I do not know. from a British read, of a book mostly based in the UK, to an American reader, who made quite. few mistakes, pauses, page turning noises and wrong pronounciations. you stick with it for the story, but a reader is so inportant to a book.

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  • MR
  • 01-18-18

I love this series but whoever found the narrator.

the narrator is awful and means the book is cheapened to the point I couldn't finish it and got a refund. if they can't work if they are narrating a man or woman or realise the town slough in the UK is not pronounced slow then they shouldn't be able to narrate. please get the old narrator back....