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Publisher's Summary

War has a way of following some people....

John Eric Carver and Shrek are a retired Navy SEAL war dog team, now living in the mountains outside of San Diego. Both man and dog thought their life was now settled, finding peace on the 40-acre ranch they had moved to. But life, and a mutated virus, changed all that. 

Now, they have to survive a worldwide pandemic. Taking refuge in a nearby Boy Scout camp, he leads a group of teens and their parents as they are forced to deal with infected creatures that are rapidly consuming the world. Will John and Shrek survive another war, or will this be the end of the line for the SEAL team?

©2019 Walt Browning (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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took a chance

Dang this was good.
took a chance on the book because of Bronson Pinchot who did a fantastic job. being unfamiliar with the author I was surprised, it was some good writing. the story was sound and engaging. if you are looking for a new apocalypse series to start I recommend it. looking forward to the next book

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Couldn’t do it

Just can’t get into this book. First you have a long introduction concerning the greatness of this author and series then it segues into the dog’s view of his own greatness in a German accent and I was done!!

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Not too bad. I enjoyed this book.

I listened to this book in almost one night. I finished in two nights. I'm unique in that ability being totally disabled and either listen to or read two to three books a week. I know a good or bad story almost right away and enjoyed this story. Audiobooks rely on the narrator heavily and this story starts off with the narrator a little rough but quickly gets in to the story and does a good job.
I would recommend this book. I'm off to see what the author has next.

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more extinction

this was a worthy addition to the extinction cycle saga. loved every minute of the animal points of view.

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Loved it!

You had me at Navy SEAL war dog team. The fact this is set in one of my favorite universes was icing on the cake. Great story, superb narration, and a thrilling plot. I can't wait for Satan's Gate!

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Whoa

Great book and it will keep you on the edge. These creatures are fast and evil. Great story from beginning to end.

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good listen

loved the way you got the dogs perspective as well as the human ones. really a cool concept

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Great story!

I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and changes from a typical zombie tale. I cannot wait to dive into the next book. Also great read by Pincho.

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Like a fine Texas Chili

Walt Browning is living proof that you don't have to be ex-military to write a good military novel. When I read a book where the author sites something silly such as Mercs with no military background being more effective than tier1 operators (The Tide by Malchiori… I just returned that book before I got this one) I'll always refer them back to Walt Browning to illustrate how they could do better. Brown isn't Clancy technical, and doesn't spend too much time on theory, but he went as far as to reference the OODA Loop, and obviously put effort into bringing honor to the SEALs he's writing about. On the other hand he doesn't make every soldier and sailor an unstoppable hero. He balances it nicely, like just the right amount of heat in a Texas Chili. He also shows a real prowess for writing from an animal's perspective. I haven't seen the like since The Watchers by Dean Koontz. If I had to site other authors his writing reminds me of I'd say; DJ Molles and Louis Lamour. As a disabled vet I listen to a lot of audio books in a lot of genres. I can say that this humbly but very well written series is near the top of my favorites. I hope Walt Browning writes many more novels. He just made it onto my short "best authors" watch list.

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Narration ruined it

Story is decent but the narration was painful to listen to. The random unnecessary yelling. All characters have multiple voices but same voices for most characters. The overly dramatic yelling almost caused me to give up on the book very quickly

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  • 08-06-21

Good story

This is a good story badly let down by very poor narration. The narration style is slow and monotone with inflection on words that are just out of place in regards to the story

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  • Thj Williamson
  • 06-08-20

a brilliant yarn

a fantastic listen or read, escapism in the present crisis , just glad the virus in the book is fictional , well I hope it is.

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  • MR S.
  • 04-16-20

Spin off

Excellent spin off. Love the view point of the animals in this story. Will be getting the next in the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-21

Good but

Good listen but I just didn’t connect with it. I’ve listened to a lot of apocalyptic story’s lately so many I need to have a change.

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  • Martin
  • 09-17-21

Bad voice acting or poor direction…

The story is pacy and well conceived (if you can get over the over-night mutations) however either the direction or the voice acting is off. Too often sentences don’t end. They end!!! And people just don’t speak that way in the real world.

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  • MikeG
  • 09-16-21

Overall good listen

Story was good, but the narrator was a bit irritating, he shouted a lot. I had to turn it down a few times in fact, have never had to do that before, it’s like he had two settings normal and SHOUTING!! However overall was good.

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  • daniel c.
  • 09-11-21

Generic Seal dude but otherwise good story

Well written, good story and characters.
Generic ex mil seal dude (with dog) crops up in all too many books of this genre unfortunately.
Books 1,2&4 free but 3 costs. Made me stop at #2 :(

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  • ben jones
  • 09-01-21

Brilliant and action packed

Wow this was brilliant and I like how the author used different perspectives even the dog it gives another angle to the story

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  • Jo Partridge
  • 08-30-21

Enjoyable series opener

I enjoyed this one. The world building made it a little bit slow initially but it held my attention from the start. I’ll definitely be listening to the next one to see where the author takes the story. I found the narration a little intense at times, but it didn’t detract too much from enjoyment of the story.

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  • Aidy
  • 10-15-19

fantastic

wasn't so sure about this spin off but this book could hold its own with the main EC series
well written with the disjointed narrative adding in lots of characters
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  • Leonora
  • 04-06-21

Scary stuff!

Hopefully this will just be a fictional story forever. will hate to live in a world like that .

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  • boab
  • 12-07-20

An exciting yarn.

I think this is more for a young reader but still enjoyable. Have a go.

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  • Lockey
  • 07-27-19

pretty nice

it's quite different and refreshing for the post apocalyptic genre. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the post apocalypse stuff.

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  • Richie
  • 05-03-19

I could not get past the narrator. (sorry)

I hate to say this but the narrator was not very good. it was like he is just getting into the narrator business and he sounded like some one reading and not telling a story. I know you have to start somewhere and in the future he may be awesome, just not this time round.