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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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This is a great series but....

The narrative of this book is horrible. Almost had to close it because of it. he doesn't give each character their own unique accent. Listening to vamp was like picturing him as a Mr. Rodgers. hopefully book 4 and 5 gets back to what 1 and 2 had. great series so far.

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Great Story Bad Narrator

The story was awesome but the narration ruined the book! With a bad English accent and mispronounced words took a lot away from the overall book!

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Why?

I love this series and the storytelling is amazing. I love how well developed the characters are but this new narrator is absolutely AWFUL. Not sure why this new person was put into play but he shamefully destroyed the story for me. Mispronouncing common words and character names smh. No inflection in his tone, lots of background noise, and flat out robotic. It was really hard to get through the book because of that. Please NEVER use him again.

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This narrator...no

I really liked the first few books in this series. They weren't perfect but the story was interesting and the narrator was making an effort and was well suited to the work. This volume just careens downhill right away. I can't finish this work.. I'm not sure if I'll just skip ahead or pay for it again in print so I don't have a huge gap. If anyone important ever reads these comments.. put some thought into rerecording this one will you.. it drags a pretty good series down.

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What happened? Worst production ever.

The first two books were narrated by a British gentleman. His reading was adequate, but stiff. Production value seemed good.

This book however it was an odd choice on this book. Different voices can be jarring, but this was worse than when Stephen King decided to take over narration on the Dark Tower for the final book.

All mistakes were left in this book, you can hear him turning pages and taking drinks. When he raised his voice, the audio distorted. Background hums were everywhere. He even pronounced easy words wrong.

It sounds like there was no editor at all for this. I haven't checked, but if this guy is doing the next books, I'll stop here.

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Narrator is terrible

I really enjoyed the first 2 books. The story for book 3 is fine, but this is without doubt the WORST audiobook narrator I have ever listened to. He might be acceptable for other books but not this series.

First, this book takes place in Great Britain. Why isn’t the reader a Brit? Second, he has repeatedly mispronounced many, many words. It makes me cringe! Usurp, treacle, petrol... the list goes on.

I understand that the next books are narrated by British readers. I’ll continue to muddle through book 3 and hope I can finish.

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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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  • 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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  • Mr & Mrs Welch
  • 07-02-21

Narration ruined this

When other listeners complained about the 'American narrator' I have to admit at first I assumed they were just grumbling xenophobes. But good lord, were they right. The narrator pretty much ruined this book. He mispronounced so many British proper nouns and read the text so weirdly that it was annoying to no end (and I'm actually American). But worse, he narrated it so completely inappropriately in terms of emotional tone that it was cringeworthy. A genuine disservice was done to a wonderful author's work. I will continue the series, but I want my credit back on this one! Yikes!

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  • mr e.jones
  • 02-22-21

Good story shame about the narration

I like the story and books, one and two were very good but I was shocked by the narration of book three, I almost didn't finish it , it was the worst I have ever had on Audible, I don't know why they changed to this American accent, nothing against American accent but it was wrong for this series and the quality was also bad, if book four is the same guy, then that's me done with these books.

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  • jason cassidy
  • 07-18-20

awful narration ruined this book for me.

the story is amazing but the narrator destroys the book totally. long pauses between sentences. monotone delivery, crackling audio, such a waste of a credit. skip this one and go for the next in the series. this one will ruin the rest for you

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  • Mr Chunder
  • 06-23-20

new Narrator

I love the hell on earth series,
i not a big fan of the Narrator though, not for theese books.

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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.