Extinction

Hell on Earth, Book 3
Narrated by: Brad Gilliam
Series: Hell on Earth, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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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
  • 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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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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Narration Leaves a bit to be desired

I have listened to all the books so far in this series and I have enjoyed the story. The narration on this book however, was disappointing for me. There were numerous mistakes, rustles in the back ground and noticeable breaks and differing volumes throughout. But the story is great, I cried when Guy died as I have for all the long term characters die.

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Love the series but.....

I been following the series since first book and enjoyed the audio version of it with its original narrator. This new narrator is a bit over the top for me with his exaggerated yelling and the voices for each character sounded almost the same, made the overall experience pretty bad. Please bring back original narrator.

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Another great story

Loving the series so far no disappointment at all onward to book 4 of this great series.

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For the love of humanity;

My 4th book from this author and it just keeps getting better.love the apocalyptic story line and the pull from the characters.

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So disappointed!

I listen to the first two books and absolutely loved them. For whatever reason the narrator from the first two did not do the third and I can’t even listen to this new narrator. He is bad with acting and completely changes the personality of the characters through the persona he translates . Vamps was my favorite a character that was strong, smart and proud and through the narrators prospective turned him into some type of meat head. It sucks because I think this does disservice to the author. I will be buying the actual book To finish bc I can’t deal with this narrator

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terrible quality

I read previous reviewed stating that fact and hoped for the best. I was incorrect in my assumption.

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Change the narrator

He's not good. Clearly he can't do an English accent, has strange pauses, and weird way of pronouncing words. His brother from England sounds like he's from Detroit. Since most of this book happens in Britain I think a British accent is a must. I know things happen and narrators need to be changed but his style is completely different from the narrator of the first two books. It's like in season 3 of my favorite tv show they changed all the characters. I'm in the 3 book of this series but I'm finding it hard to listen. All the 25 hours I spent learning and feeling for the characters ended and I need to learn them all over again.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-18

What a let down.

Should have been narrated by Nigel Patterson.
Some of the worst English accents I have ever heard.
I hope that book 4 is narrated by Nigel Patterson.

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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....

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  • alex
  • 04-30-20

Woeful narration.

Just lucky the story is so good, that previous narrators work pushed me through this book on to the next. I would buy this again if the original narrator redid, I would suggest pay him what he wants or wait till he is available!

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  • Annette Mcnaboe
  • 03-31-20

Bad narration!

I must say the series is very good, but the narration on book 3 is so bad that I couldn't finish it. Two chapters were more than enough, he did even try to sound British, suddenly Camps is a full grown American!! Bad idea to get this narrator. Going to get my money back, it's a shame as my sight is very bad, so I won't know how this ends, but I just couldn't carry on. My rating is for narrator not the book. Please do it again, with the original narrator.

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  • Simon L
  • 12-24-19

Goid book but average narration...

Loved the book as I have the others in this series but the narration was a bit off on this one. Came across as almost robotic at times and the way he pronounced some of the UK town names etc left a lot to be desired.

But it still passed the time nicely going to/from work so cant grumble and it was very cheap as well if you already owned the kindle version!

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  • Karen Kilroy
  • 12-10-19

Absolutely terrible narration.

Half decent story, ruined by a terrible narrator. Background noise, mistakes & unable to pronounce english places & names properly.

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  • Kehinde Yusuf
  • 10-19-19

Awful Narration!!!!

Loved the first two books so it made sense to carry on with the story. Narration for the first two were excellent, plus no background noise so very professional. Was expecting the same level from this instalment but unfortunately that isn't the case. Unfortunately I have to give the whole thing 1 star rating as it is not possible for me to listen to the whole book in its current presentation, therefore I cannot give a higher rating than that. I am sure that the story is just as captivating as the previous two instalments but unfortunately I cannot assess this properly at this moment in time. If the audio book was to be re-recorded bringing back Nigel Patterson as the narrator or someone equally as good, plus ensuring that it is professionally edited for release, then I would be willing to re-purchase both this and the fourth book and give both the 5 star rating I am sure they deserve. As it stands I am returning both books as I cannot not complete book 3 which means there is no point is listening to book 4. Such a shame as I was so looking forward it.

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  • John ONeill
  • 09-19-19

Ruins the Series

Terrible, terrible narration vs. that of the first two. Doesn't even attempt correct accents, mispronunciation everywhere. Giving up this series now. Shame.