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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling Extinction Cycle series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith first introduced listeners to a world ravaged by an engineered virus that turned men into monsters. Billions died, civilization collapsed, and the human race teetered on the brink of extinction. Humanity's only hope was not a cure, but another bioweapon. When deployed it killed 90 percent of the infected, but the remaining 10 percent transformed into even more terrifying creatures called Variants.

Heroes have risen up to meet these abominations. Men like Master Sergeant Reed Beckham of Delta Force Team Ghost and Marine Corporal Joe Fitzpatrick. Women like Dr. Kate Lovato and firefighter Meg Pratt. Throughout the world, survivors band together to fight the evolving monsters in an effort to save humanity.

Here's a collection of Extinction Cycle short stories that explore the human spirit and the fight for survival in the face of overwhelming odds from some of the leading voices in the post-apocalyptic genre.

This collection includes:

"Outpost 46: Deadwood" by Rachel Aukes

"Extinction Bridge" by Amanda J. Spedding and Geoff Brown

"The White King" by Eloise J. Knapp

"Mother" by G. Michael Hopf

"From the Ashes" by Michael Patrick Hicks

©2019 Amanda J. Spedding, Geoff Brown, Michael Patrick Hicks, G. Michael Hopf, Rachel Aukes, Eloise J. Knapp, Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Thank You

I was so disappointed when amazon took Kindle worlds away. Now thanks to Smith they are back! These stories fit so well into the originals. All of these stories are awesome I can't even pick a single one to call the best. In my opinion most of these could be stand alones. So if you like Nicholas Sansbury Smith's works you'll love these. If you have found these and haven't read Smith's Extinction Cycle books you need to.

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Loved it!

Great anthology. Lots of entertaining action and suspense. Makes our long road trips much more fun!

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Need a little more Hope

Much of this fan fiction is too dark for too long. I felt the same at many points in the series, but listened to every book and overall rated them 4.5.

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The vol that shows the Extinction Cycle darkness

The secound vol that expands on the Extinction Cycle universe from different authour all one common point in this vol they show the worst side of humanity and evil of the Variants.

Outpost 46 - was a week by week of events surrounding soldiers in the early months of the war has they watch the world be destroyed. The audio was annoying has it sounded like cloth over the speaker that made voices sound weird, and there was no chacther growth only people repeating actions there told with thought to change or learn why things happened has they did.

Extinction Bridge - was my least favorite story has it shorter then the rest. It follows a team of soliders has they preform a Halo dive into a city to find a scientist studying the virus. The chacthers felt like they where more luck then skill in there actions and the scientist assented was annoying has didn't give the soldiers any idea what they'd be face and the soliders where dumb not to ask her for Intel.

The White King - was the first novel to show the backstory on chacthers from the main series from the POV of a Variant to becoming an Alpha and his human collaborators. The story was abit meh has by the end of the story you thought one humans whos crazy was more special then he was but it was just tge author pulling the readers nose.

Mother - I'll be honest I was scared listening to it. The story follows two friends who have lost everything an then betrayed, but when they think they've found a safe place it's a true house of horrors. The narrators voice for the children was meh has sounded really fake, and the author gives no explanation on how the variant was being kept without escaping. Also I hope you write a sequal for this story haz truly want to know if there every stopped.

From tge Ashes - Shows soliders, FEMA, Red Cross, and cilivians in the first week of the outbreak has they fight together to get out of the city alive. The narrator voice for foreign chacthers accent was almost nonexistent and tge author should a lack of details for things by giving a more prefe say what it then saying things about. Also I really annoyedvwith dog death scene you could gave a warning for the animle harm in the story.

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only 2 good stories in this batch.

1 and 4 were great. 2 and 3 were literally part of volume 1 and I skipped them both times. 5 was all over the place and kind of needlessly derogatory.

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worth it yes but just seems abit ...eeh.

Its so hard to write as good Smith when it comes to the series. yes its awsome side storys are avalible but the performance was phoned in almost it just lacked the soul i was hoping for anyway its all good an any fan will enjoy it.

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I support freedom of expression

I support freedom of expression; but, please leave the racial biases to lesser folk or provide a warning.

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A Must Listen!

As with the first Missions from the Extinction Cycle, this is not written by the author of the series. These stories are written by other author's who want to be a part of this awesome series! And like the first Missions book, this is a must for any fan of the series. These short stories ass so much to the series. In this set of stories, Mother by G. Michael Hopf was my favorite. It was creepy!

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  • 10-15-19

Great fillers!

just little stories to fill in the gaps of the of the main story but they add so much to it
hard to pick a favorite among these !

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  • marcus woodlock
  • 09-04-19

The tree of many branches

I didn’t think the original series could go anywhere else without replaying the same story lines but I was certainly wrong! Thoroughly enjoyed this second ‘missions’ book. Can’t wait for the second ‘shadows ‘. Thanks from Australia