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The New York Times and USA Today best-selling series.

Humanity has finally found a new home, but the price is blood....

After a long, perilous journey, Hell Divers Xavier Rodriguez and Magnolia Katib discover the Metal Islands, a sunny, habitable zone where thousands of people live by fishing and farming. But this "paradise" is really a violent warrior society ruled by the cannibal King el Pulpo. For the first time in X's life, he is forced to lay down his arms and surrender. 

Back on the airships, the Hell Divers are recovering from a gruesome discovery at Red Sphere, where they learned the truth about World War III. Now, they must fight another war - this time for what remains of their own endangered species. As the battle approaches, alliances will be forged and others broken. 

Forced to fight in the Cazador army, X faces his toughest mission yet. Will he help his people come down from the sky and claim the promised land, or will humanity go extinct?

©2019 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Bawling!

Augh, what a good book. I can't wait for the next one! I feel like everyone got exactly what they deserved.

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As always, another awesome story from Nicholas

I’ve been following the Hell Divers from book 1 in both written and audible versions. These stories never fail to keep me on the edge, wondering what else could happen to our beloved characters. In a post-apocalyptic world, the dangers come at them from every angle and the writer weaves the story in a fast paced and vivid telling that is only brought to life even more by the narrator. If you haven’t started this series, what are you waiting for? You will not be disappointed.

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ABSOLUTELY. THE. BEST. SERIES. EVER!!!

I absolutely love the Hell Divers series. I was so excited to see the title in my library! I listen to it straight thru! The problem now is....what to listen to now?!

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Stop what you're reading and read this series!!

This story draws you in from page 1! It is action packed with fully developed characters that you grow immediately attached to. It has all elements of a book you don't want to put down and never want to end.

I have listened to hundreds of Audible books and never have I heard a more perfect voice for this series. As if the story line isn't great enough, the narrator completes it! Can't wait for HD 6!!

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Best one yet.

This was one heck of a ride!! I couldn't read this fast enough and never wanted to put it down. There is so much I want to say about what happens, but it would spoil things. X, Magnolia, Rodger, Miles and all the other characters are put through the ringer and I gasped, cried and was with the throughout the ordeals.

The author has an amazing ability to create characters we care about, and there are so many in this series that I root for. When X went off with certain people and they encountered something, the action sequences left me breathless. My heart went out to Magnolia, and it was in my mouth the whole time because of Miles. Then when you add in Tim and everyone else, I was on the edge of my seat.

This book was everything I was hoping it would be and more. I devoured it and am so looking forward to the next one. Be prepared because when you dive into this one, you won't want to come up for air.

RC Bray is a phenomenal narrator and always delivers an amazing performance. His tone for X is perfect and he doesn't just read this, he preforms it.

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BEST YET WOW! Wow wow wow!!!!!!

!!!!!OKAY YA'LL!!!!!
I HARDLY EVER do reviews because i'm lazy....But book # 5...by far, hands freakin down, the best of the series yet. I LITERALLY HAD CHILLS for the last half/quarter of the book. I had tears in my eyes, how many times could my jaw drop and my breathing catch??! Too many times to tell you.
Applause to you Mr. Sansbury Smith, and a huge round of applause to R.C. Bray for his incredible voice!!
If you are a skeptic like me (how could the 5th book in a series be any better then the other 4) read this one! use your credit, buy it with real money...but please if you are reading the HD series....READ THIS ONE!

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An amazing, heart pounding test of one mans will!

My favorite by far, I constantly felt my breath being stolen away as X and his team continue their fight so humanity can survive.

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Brilliant addition to the series!

Just when I think this series can’t get better, it does! X is just such a perfectly messed up hero you have to love him. The man doesn’t know the word defeat either and you don’t want to be on his bad side. So many great characters in this book all playing their part and doing what is necessary to help keep the human race going against seemly insurmountable odds. This book has it all: thrills and surprises, love and loss, and the human spirit’s will to fight and never give up.

If your looking to read this as the first book the author does a good job of keeping you informed, but the series is so great why would you not want to start from the beginning? You don’t want to cheat yourself out of all the other great adventures of X and the crew.

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Hooked! Finished entire series in 1 month.

I purchased Book 1 on a whim and in anticipation of a 4 hour drive. Started listening on Sep 1, 2020 and finished listening the final book in the series (book 7) in the first week of October. I was hooked within the first hour of listening and would usually purchase and download the next book even before finished the current book. Interesting characters you can actually care about, or hate, and non-stop action are the highlights. This isn't highfalutin' literary fiction. Just pedal to the medal action that make you look for excuses to listen. Narration by R C Bray is top notch. Really makes the characters pop. Highly recommended.

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Unreasonable decisions just to go guns a-blazing

Um... What the heck happened in book 4 and 5? The characters all turned two dimensional and started making unreasonable decisions just so it can be action packed. I had some hope after book 4 this will get better, but book 5 really took the steam out of this series. I think I am done!

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  • mark r campbell
  • 05-08-19

Wow!!

Loved this book, the series just keeps getting better, great characters and an awesome storyline!!

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  • Kitty77
  • 03-24-20

Hell Divers ...

I am so enjoying this series. I can't wait to start driving to work to listen to it and look forward to my drive home to just enjoy it. X is one hell of a guy ...and it's a great story just like all the others...on my way to start the other one 😊

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  • Marc
  • 01-11-20

Better and better

Every time a Hell Divers sequel comes out it’s as good if not better than the last. The author has found a unique way of telling the story of a dystopian future where humanity on the brink of extinction can find a way. R. C. Bray as narrator as always does not disappoint.

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  • Ritch
  • 12-30-19

Great Reads.

Just finished book five. The series is still going strong.

An epic tale of action

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  • Jeffus
  • 12-29-19

Excellent

Another fantastic listen. I really love this series. Again helped by the ever popular RC Bray narrating

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 12-28-19

Loved the story and performance

Really enjoyed the narrator who brings to life the characters so well. Great story too, can’t wait for the movie! (Wish)

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  • TAHIR KHAN
  • 12-10-19

brilliant refreshing story

from the series this is one of my favourite books. the author explained a lot of the background to the events that are happening during this helldivers book.

a must listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-19

Just as good as the previous entries

r.c.bray wonderfully brings the characters and story to life. this series is a must for any sci fi fan

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  • Kamal
  • 11-18-19

The beat in the last few.

There are large parts of this book which is all ALL interesting. Every single storyline is gripping. Great story in the series.

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  • Mr. R. D. Clarke
  • 10-16-19

these. books just get better ready for the next

loved it story great gets better with each book ready for the next one soon

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  • Debbie
  • 06-03-19

Love this series

This is just another excellent book from the Hell Divers series. The characters and story leave you on the edge of your seat not able to put the book on hold. I love all the characters and their strength. I hope there are more to come because I need more! Love RC Bray as a narrator he definitely brings all the characters alive.

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  • John Jones
  • 11-23-20

Enjoying the adventures of the Hell Diving team.

This just started as a book to pass the time and use up a free credit at book one. Now 5 books in and still going I am gripped to find out what happens next.

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  • Alexandria
  • 04-01-20

Addictive

Loved this book, action packed with a great narrator. Addictive storyline roll on book six.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-19

We dive so humanity survives

Best series yet for me, huge fan of all 5 books, just loved everything about the story and characters. Narrated to perfection too. Can't say enough, just 10 out of ten in all aspects.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-28-19

Love it!!

Another great addition to hell divers. Love the new twists and turns in this book and how the sub plots come together. Can’t wait for the next one!

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  • shane.slape
  • 06-27-19

Awesome

I loved this book. I could not stop listening ! definitely one of my favourite series !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-22-19

Loved this end

This series and x have been a huge part of my long work days and has gotten me through some rough things, can’t wait to continue to see where this adventure takes us ! Dive so they survive 😉

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-19

best one yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

best book in the series.....loved it.....hope there is more to come from this fantastic writer

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  • B. Rawlings
  • 05-28-19

Another great entry in the series!

Yet another great title in this amazing series, and possibly one of the best to date too, voiced perfectly by R C Bray, as always. Hanging out for another already!

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  • Chris Nelson
  • 05-21-19

Great addition

Another great addition to the series that had me wanting to listen without taking a break