• Primordia III

  • The Lost World - ReEvolution
  • By: Greig Beck
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (474 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A small change today can change our tomorrow. A small change 100 million years ago can change everything.... 

No one really noticed when things started to change. Some animals vanished. Some new ones appeared. Then some things appeared that were monstrous. No one seemed to notice except Ben Cartwright and the other survivors of hidden plateau in the depths of the Amazon jungle. Only they were aware of the growing threat to the human race.  

While Andy lived out his dreams by venturing north to witness the birth of the American continent and navigate a prehistoric inland sea of the late cretaceous, whatever he was doing was rippling forward to change our world. Every day brought new threats in the form of creatures that should have long been extinct or newly evolved monstrosities that were from mankind’s worst nightmares. 

The comet, Primordia, was returning, and time was up. They had to go back and find Andy and stop him before mankind vanished from the face of the Earth. 

In the thrilling third instalment of the blockbusting Primordia series, Greig Beck explores a frightening world where evolution has gone wild while also taking us further into the prehistoric Cretaceous jungle and oceans and to a time mankind was never meant to exist in.

©2019 Greig Beck (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Greig Beck has evolved into an incredible writer.

Primordia III - The Lost World ReEvolution

Weird is the new Normal.
This is the third book in a series; Primordia. It's a good series that gets better and better.

1.) Primordia I - In Search Of The Lost World - is a good book.

2.) Primordia II - Return to The Lost World - is a really great book.

3.) Primordia III - The Lost World ReEvolution - is an AWESOME book!

The story structure is pure genius. This is not another boring redo of the "End of the World". Other authors are writing zombie apocalypses. The world ends in the obliteration of all life. Mr. Beck has flipped that idea. Primordia shows that the most intriguing kind of apocalypse is that of the success of life, not it's failure. He’s writing thoughtful, original, exciting science-fiction/horror/adventure. My very favorite kind of book. I always love intelligent action tales, yet hardly ever find them.

As story tellers go, Beck is one in a million. No, make that one in a 100 million!

The author has brought his brilliant mind to the complex puzzle of time loops and the extreme dangers of a prehistoric world. A place where human’s would never survive even a short walk out side.

This book envelopes a seed from another brilliant author’s idea…
Ray Bradbury's story "A Sound of Thunder" talks about "The Butterfly Effect". Bradbury’s famous story is about people in the future paying millions to travel back in time and hunt T-Rex’s. Yet, they discover a butterfly that was accidentally stepped on during the hunt ends up altering the future in awful ways when they return to it.

100 million years is a long time to alter evolution and change the future. Good things become extinct. Horrible things are born, or continue on.

This book discribes a huge overwhelming frightening sense of unstoppable dread from the vast power of 100 million years of evolution. The world is changing. Monsters are born. Nothing you can do will deny an unstoppable force like evolution from catching up with your world and destroying it… and you.

Awesome story!
Thank you Greig Beck.

P.S.
Then as I re-read the story something else occurred to me.
OK. Primordial. Time loops. Spirals in time.
Any little thing can cause vast changes in a future 100 million years away.

If you kill a butter fly 100 millions years in the past you could change all modern society, and rearrange the pecking order of earth’s species.

I started to wonder if…
1.) What if Primordia is the asteroid that hit earth 100 million years ago?
2.) What if it was Primordia that causes the extinction of the Dinosaurs?

3.) What if, caught in the electromagnetic time-warp, humans from the future change something and the time-warp alters… and the collision of Primordia and Earth doesn’t happen?
Or…
4.) What if a human being back 100 million years causes electromagnetic changes that make the meteor Primordia impact the earth and that causes the extinction of the Dinosaurs?
Or…
5.) What if sending a human being back 100 million years somehow prevented the meteor Primordia from hitting the earth and it does not kill the Dinosaurs -The dinosaurs never go extinct?

6.) As the tale was told, I started to wonder if the meteoroid Primordia was going to impact into the earth - or miss impacting the earth - all in that insane electromagnetic time-warp.

What if we were witness to it not impacting the earth, and not destroying the reign of the thunder lizards? Yet that already happened. So, eh, would we get caught in a time-downward-spiral that would twist backwards into ever more horrible possible futures? Would the "Monk-ta-pus-es" become the new alpha-predators / rulers of our planet?

I leave all that to Greig Beck.

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Sean Mangan is excellent in Primordia III

thoroughly enjoyed this trip back to Primordia by Greig Beck. As a older fan of books, stories and movies that visit lands that time forgot, the Primordia series is a well written and complete story that should appeal to any reader of sci-fi. The characters are well developed and remain consistent in their feelings and emotions, due to the author's wonderful writing skills. If you enjoy listening to books, I highly recommend the Audible books for this series.

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Bad ass

If you like Jurassic park or anything to do with Dinosaurs and action these books are for you. They do a great job from start to finish. Dare I say it’s better than the jp 1 and the lost world. Ben is a beast 💪

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Disappointing ending to the trilogy

I have enjoyed the Primordia series, and the narration is good. I was just disappointed in how the trilogy wrapped up. Ben and crew were annoying. I would have loved to travel further with Andy and his little buddy.

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Another rollercoaster of a book

What an end to the series! Selfishness and greed did nit payoff. Highly recommend this.

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A swing and a miss.....

Being a great fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World', I was thrilled to find this series, continuing that story into modern times, and with a fairly believable twist. Books 1 and 2 were very enjoyable, and admirably continued the spirit of the original; however Book 3 was sadly a miss.
I don't blame the author for the 'Evolutionary Butterfly Effect' direction he gambled on in this third installment, but it ultimately just had too many holes to be believable, in addition to feeling a good bit more forced than the others. Having said that, I still highly recommend the first two books in the series, and look forward to more books from Mr. Beck in the future.

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Beck is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Greig Beck is well worth a read. In an Amazon market filled with well-meaning but two dimensional works, his novels stand out strongly as high quality imaginative work. The best thing about his writing is the fact that his work is an evolution and improvement and not simply a hacked version of a particular vision originally by others. His craftmanship is outstanding, making his e-imagining of Verne ( Mysterious Island and Center of the Earth), Doyle (Primordia), and Lovecraft (Book of the Dead) are mature works that stand perfectly on their own rather than just derivative second tier efforts. His work reminds me of Michael Shea’s works set in Jack Vance’s Dying Earth, or the various sendups written by Philip Jose Farmer. READ THIS SERIES!

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Awesome story!

loved this series! it did not disappoint I couldn't wait to hear what the next chapter held. if you've read the other books in the series you must finish with this one

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Very cool

Cool idea, definitely recommend. Wish there was another one but was content with how it finished. Another great book by Greig Beck!

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Greig Beck!!!

I LOVE your books!! And Sean Manganese is a great storyteller! On to the next!

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  • Henry S.
  • 04-14-19

fantastic

loved all 3 books, excellent writing and characters. wish there were more stories of Primordia

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-14-22

Solid Sci-Fi as per usual.

Solid sci-fi/creature thriller as usual from Beck and a cheeky little twist to the ending.

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  • su through the looking glass!
  • 04-22-22

l didn't want this series to end!

l love the Primordia series, total escapism and a real binge listen. l like the narrator but increased the listening speed slightly because he was just sooo slooow.

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  • Paul
  • 06-08-21

Superb action with great characters

His characters had me hooked from the 1st book.
I finished this audio-book in 24 hours...car, work and home.
I'm two thirds through Greig Beck's audio-books and have enjoyed all but the Primordia trilogy is my favourite.
Would love to hear another adventure with Ben Cartwright.
Total escapism.

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  • Iain Cook
  • 09-12-20

from book 1 to book 3

none stop ride loved it loved all 3 to be fare jurassic park with a twist

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-20

amazing books

loved this trilogy,listened to all 3 in about a week,what a great author and narrator

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-20

loved it

fantastic quick paced story, wish it didn't have to finish! Great narrator and characters very likeable

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  • Nemesis Tactical ltd
  • 05-10-19

awsome

loved all 3 books well worth the money
exelent fast pased story and full of action

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-14-19

Enjoyable

As with Primordia 1 and 2 a very enjoyable series. A good narrator is always a bonus and Sean Mangan never disappoints.

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  • Matthew
  • 01-10-21

The Adventure Novelist drops in for the Final Tale

In a world gone mad, our intrepid heroes return to right wrongs, reset history and fight newly evolved Vampire's... and why the hell not.
This book has everything the last two have with an
great conclusion.
Sean Mangan sounds like he is drinking a Scotch to get tha gravel baritone going for a few chapters but overall it's his standard performance.

if you read the last two you'll read this one.
enjoy. I know I did.

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  • shannon
  • 09-25-19

even better than 2

fantastic story. sucks you in and holds you down to the end. wish there was a number 4

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  • Sharon
  • 09-18-19

Nobody did an audition with the narrator

The narrator completely ruined these books for me. I am an adventure fan and have enjoyed Gregg Beick's written novels in the past. Will have to buy the books now and hope that I can get Sean Mangan's horrible voice out of my head when I read them. Can't tell you about the story, didn't get that far into it.

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  • Trishym
  • 09-02-19

UNREAL

Love this book had me on the edge of my seat while driving. Does make you wonder about a few things.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-11-19

I enjoyed the series

it's a good way to fill the work commute to and from home. I'll happily read his books again.

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  • Dwayne
  • 05-29-19

Great trilogy-but thin ending

It was a great story with incredible detail. The first two where brilliant as was the third but for the ending. It sort of just fizzled out... they’re on the Plato then on their way down... next sentence it is 3-months later and the end.

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  • jarrod
  • 04-22-19

good but not his best

if you like the primordia series it's worth the listen. but personally it's not Greig's best work. still enjoyed it non the less

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 04-09-19

horrifyingly t enjoyable

As always Greig put out a great story dotted with horrifyingly awesome battles to the death , fantasy and eye rolling WTF moments...Unicorns and giant vampire bats...really 🙄 Thank you Greig and Sean for your time once again.

i was starting to wonder though if this book was sponsored by the word Horrifyingly...i😂

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-08-19

Great end to a trilogy

loved it from start to finish, great end to a trilogy.
The ending is very tongue in cheek but I liked it nonetheless