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We were wrong about the origins of our species. 

For eons, the truth has remained hidden. 

Until now... 

Geophysicist Jack Greer believes he may finally have found the resting place of the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago. A few miles off the Yucatán coast, Jack and a team of scientists tow an aging drilling platform over the impact crater with the aim of securing a sample. But buried deep beneath the earth lies a shocking discovery that threatens to shatter everything we think we know about the origins of our species. 

A world away, geneticist Dr. Mia Ward receives a mysterious delivery from her former boss and mentor, Alan Salzburg. In it are clues of a dire warning hidden inside the human genome, one which foretells man's very extinction. 

His instructions to Mia are simple: keep the information safe and, above all, trust no one--words all the more chilling after Alan turns up dead. But who wrote the message and what does it mean? Jack's recent discovery just may hold the answers, but can she reach him in time to save the human race?

©2017 James D. Prescott (P)2017 James D. Prescott

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A mix of fact and fiction

I really enjoyed listening to this book, the narration is well done with good character voices and a smooth natural sounding delivery.

The story is an interesting mix of fact and fiction. Many of the scientific facts presented in the book are real discoveries that have been used to make this wonderful story sound so believable. I found myself thinking that while this is fiction I can believe that it is true. I'm really interested to see where this story is going to go next, bring on book two!

The cast of characters are excellent, at times I wondered what the purpose was of some of them but this mostly came together as the story progressed but I was left with a few questions I'm hoping the next book will clear up for me.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

Excellent human origin pandemic sci fi! The narrator did as fabulous job as always! Basically scientists located where the dinosaur extinction event occurred and set up an expedition to explore for meteor remains. A parallel story runs along of a geneticist trying to study facial anomalies in an effort to cure and prevent the condition. It hits the fan with both groups and discoveries are made, betrayal, military, fringe groups and mysterious ailments ensue. Loved it can’t wait for the next in the series! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review! Thank you!

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  • celia
  • Gainesville, FL, United States
  • 02-14-18

Great Read

Loved it. Fast paced ,good characters and narration. I am Looking forward to book 2.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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What is the true origin of the human species?

Geophysicist Jack Greer and his team are on a repurposed oil rig, drilling into the sea floor for evidence of the dinosaur-killing meteorite that fell into the Gulf of Mexico some 65 million years ago. Instead they drill into an extraterrestrial ship that ends up causing some strange phenomena, like multiple blasts of bright light that are seen around the world. When people from all across the planet begin showing symptoms of the same mysterious medical condition, Dr. Mia Ward wonders if it's linked to the light flashes and the deep ocean discovery. A secret society emerges to keep the truth about the discovery buried from the public, and will kill anyone that stands in their way.

As other reviewers have noted, Extinction Code is two separate stories that merge near the end. It also reads like a book sure to be optioned for future movie or TV show production! The action never stops, the suspense keeps me guessing, and the ending clearly indicates a future installment (which is already out!). Narration by Gary Tiedemann is strong, energetic, and of professional quality. I thoroughly enjoyed this scifi adventure and plan to continue the series. Well done overall and highly recommended!

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  • TU
  • 02-12-18

Great book!

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I thought this was an interesting sci fi book. I like how the author built two almost separate stories then tied them into each other at the end. There was great character building in this book and it was very well narrated. All in all, a very entertaining experience. I would definitely be open to more from this author and narrator.

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Makes you think!

This has two different plot lines, which converge at the end. On one side we see Geophysicist Jack Greer and his team of scientists who believe they may have found the asteroid that killed off the Dinosaurs. They are drilling off the Yucatán coast, with the hope of getting a sample, when they suddenly drill into something that will change everything!

Meanwhile, geneticist Dr. Mia Ward is baffled with the strange illness that has been popping up. She receives a package from her former mentor Alan Salzburg that contains clues to what this illness could be. But someone doesn't want her decoding the information and she is attacked. With the help of a friend she escapes, but is on the run trying to find the answers before it's too late. When these two finally come together, its with some shocking thoughts about life on earth.

This book was awesome!! It almost feels like two separate stories for the most part, which I actually really liked. Jack's side of the story was fascinating and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. The idea of searching for the asteroid was enough for me, but when they find the thing in the water, it was thrilling. Following them into the ship kept me on the edge of my seat. When you think you have things figured out, well the author just throws something else into the mix that makes you think.

Mias story was just as fascinating but with the added bonus of action and adventure thrown in. She is trying to figure things out, all the while trying to stay alive. She is trying to figure out this illness that has spread so quickly. Her findings bring some truly shocking results and I loved finding things out along with her. I can't wait to find out more!!!

In all, this was a thrilling read. Once I started, I had a hard time stopping because there was always something happening and I needed to see what happened next. I am so looking forward to book 2 of this as it did end on a bit of a cliff hanger.

Gary Tiedemann read this well. His tones and cadences brought this to life and he easily kept my attention throughout. He gave each character their own voice, which made following the book a lot easier. I've listened to a good few that he has narrated and have enjoyed his performance each time.

I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Extinction Code

It is hard to pause listening to this audio book once I started listening. It's great. It's awesome. It's thought-provoking

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Well Done Thriller!

The book is phenomenal. Well worth the credit. A great listen with a little of everything, cant wait for the second one.


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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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My Goodness

I am so glad that I got a chance to listen to this audiobook. Aliens, conspiracy, blinding lights, strange illnesses, genetics and secret agencies, need I say more?Who wouldn’t like this?? There is a lot of action in this story and it sucked me right in. There are almost 2 different POV or storylines in this book and both are very, very good. It would have been interesting if they decided to do a duel narration with our male narrator and an added female narrator. There is so much mystery surrounding this story and searching for an asteroid was definitely only the beginning of the fun. The action keeps coming and there are a few twists and turns that you won’t see coming. The performance was very well done. It was my second audiobook by this narrator and he does not disappoint. Everything about the performance is great: character’s voices, tone, sound quality it was all brilliant. The only reason I would have liked to see a female narrator take on the other storyline is to make it a different POV. This does not take away from the performance at all. This has the makings of being a great and mysterious new series for me. I cannot wait for book 2 to make it’s way to audio. **I received a free review copy of this audiobbok in exchange for an honest review via Audiobook Boom, this in no way affected my opinion of this work**

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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captivating

Start to finish it is truly captivating i really can't wait for the next installment.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful