• Primordial Earth: Book 1

  • The Extinction Series
  • By: Baileigh Higgins
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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By: Baileigh Higgins
Narrated by: Chelsea Stephens
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Publisher's Summary

This is their world, and we are the prey.

After an unexplained event shifted entire cities millions of years into the past, life has become a daily struggle for survival. Rogue, tenacious and fierce, has never known anything except a harsh life on the streets of Prime City until she finds herself on the wrong side of the law...and the wall. Nothing could’ve prepared her for the outside.... 

Exiled, unarmed, and alone, she faces a perilous journey into a savage prehistoric world. With nothing but her wits, she sets out into the unknown. Can she find a way to survive or will the primordial land claim another victim?

Primordial Earth is a gripping time-traveling, sci-fi thriller for fans of action-packed, character-driven, post-apocalyptic tales.

©2020 Baileigh Higgins (P)2021 Odd Portal Studios

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Pleasantly Surprised

I rarely write reviews but I was pleasantly impressive. Glad I took a chance on this one. I never read the Arthur nor listen to the Narrator before now. It was well written and the narrator was excellent. Over all story line and performance gets 5 stars.

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Really entertaining!

I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this book. Very entertaining and well narrated.

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What a great story line

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kinda like the TV series La Brea, only better. Will definitely being getting the next book in the series.

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Meh- didn’t care for the narrator

I think the book would have been ok if not for how the narrator chose how to perform the internal monologue of the main character - too breathy or whiny. I got about 3 hours into a 4.5 hour book and I had enough.

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Fun adventure.

I know I say this too much, but this is not the kind of book I normally read. That being said, if other books in this genre were this engaging, I would probably read more of them. The set up to the story is very original and the characters are well thought out and developed. Because I am stuck in my ways, I cannot say for sure if I will continue on with the series, but that is not a reflection of the book or writer. I enjoyed this so much that I am looking forward to diving into Baileigh Higgins other books, which are more of the style and subject matter that I read almost daily. She is a gifted writer and has quite a long list of books for me to check out.

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Loved it. Left needing more.

I really enjoyed the story. It was so descriptive, both the world and the characters in it. It was suspenseful all the way through and I really felt for Rogue. Her Life from the age of 5 had been so hard. What happened to her was tragic. While sad and knowing trouble still lies ahead you are left with a feeling of hope for Rogue. We meet Rogue as a young adult. We get short flashbacks periodically filling in for us what happened when she was 5 and growing up. Normally I dislike flashbacks because if done poorly it can interrupt the flow of the story but these were done so well I loved them. I liked unexpectedly getting snippets of events in her life that gave us a little bit more information, a window into her past. The reader had such a clear and expressive voice the story was brought alive and was a pleasure to listen to.

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Parallel universes and dinosaurs!

Well, this was definitely a new twist to the "end of the world" tale.

I wasn't sure how I would like a tale about surviving dinosaurs, but I was pleasantly surprised. Aside from the inclusion of dinosaurs, this was a very similar tale and plot to that of many zombie or apocalyptic novels, so there was no major surprises in those terms. The flash backs were a bit 'confusing', not that they were not interesting, but they were long-winded and detracted from the 'present' a lot, almost making you forget what was actually currently happening with Rogue.

So would evaluate it between a 3-4 out of 5. It is an easy listen and has enough action to keep you engaged. The narration is decent. I will be looking up the next books in the series.

I did wonder what happened to the original Earth - maybe that clears up in the next books.

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  • Dean Taylor
  • 11-09-21

Could have been really good...

Good potential plot but poor story telling and performance - lost the will to live

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  • Doyler
  • 10-25-21

Dinosaur action

This is a unique story of how dinosaur and man end up at the same time on earth. It follows the life of Rogue and how she ended up as a street rat. Entertaining action from start to finish, this author keeps the reader wanting to know what happens next. I wasn't sure about the narrator though. At times she sounded somewhat robotic, and other times she included all the emotions needed to follow the character's turmoil. I'd recommend. (could do with a bit more blood lol)

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  • Octavia
  • 09-07-21

An Immersive Story

No zombies this time but rather a time warp that sends some people back to a pre-historic time filled with dinosaurs. The depiction of the dinosaurs is, as far as I know, accurate so a lot of research must have preceded the writing of the book.

I liked the main character although found her a little over-confident in her own ideas. However, that just made her a more rounded character and I liked more about her than aggravated me!

The book uses external analepsis which is a flashback technique to explain to the reader how the world and the main character got to where she is. In many books, this just jolts the reader out of the story as it seems as if there are two stories running in parallel. Baileigh Higgins uses this technique to great effect and the flashbacks were well integrated into the ongoing story. I look forward to reading the next book to find out how the characters lives play out.

The book is well read by an American reader. She reads it very well at a steady pace so no problems for UK English speakers!
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