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The seventh and never-before-published book in USA Today best-selling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith's propulsive postapocalyptic series about a soldier's mission to save the world.

An army advances....

In Europe, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick and Team Ghost return from a mission deep into enemy territory, only to find that the Variant army has grown stronger, and they are advancing toward the EUF's stronghold in Paris.

On the brink of civil war....

Back in the United States, President Ringgold and Dr. Kate Lovato are on the run. The safe-zone territories continue to rally behind the ROT flag, leaving Ringgold more enemies than allies. But there are still those who will stand and fight for America. Captain Rachel Davis and Captain Reed Beckham will risk everything to defeat ROT and save the country from collapsing into civil war.

©2017 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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homerun

Extinction War is the seventh book in the Extinction Cycle Series. One of the characters that the book focuses on is Master Sargent Joe Fitzpatrick, the new leader of Team Ghost. Team Ghost is a special forces team that has been fighting the devastating effects of a bio weapon created by the US Government by combining a super solder serum with the Ebola virus.
As the weapon quickly spreads around the world it turns the victims into mindless cannibalistic monsters. This is the story of how MSG Fitz (Fitzpatrick) is trying to help the United States allies combat the virus.
Then we also have Reed Beckham and Dr. Kate Lavato who thought that the war was over in the U.S. They were wrong as a mad man who is related to the original creator of the bio weapon tries to take over the United States by force. 
This book is another home-run by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. Throughout the series Nick has created awesome characters that we can all relate to. A story that, in my opinion, is not that far-fetched and he even backs up his story with some science. Extinction War keeps you on the edge of your seat, keeps you reading no matter how much you want to put the book down. This story easily earned a five stars from me. 
I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes The Tide series by Anthony J. Melchiorri or even likes a different take on the zombie apocalypse. 

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Another knockout punch of a book

Once again, Smith knocks it out of the park. Fitz is an awesome character, and Pinchot does a really good job voicing him and the rest of Team Ghost. I'm so glad this series has gone on like this. It never disappoints.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Incredible ending for an incredible series

I love this series ever since book one The entire series is chalk full of action Drama And good old l fashion violence I highly recommend this series and this book to read or listen to Because it's just that great and this book was a great Ending to a great series

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  • Lisa L
  • Allentown, PA United States
  • 11-30-17

Epic conclusion to an epic story!

Is it wrong for me to say I hope this isn’t the real end of the story?

I loved this series, from start to finish. I laughed, cried, shouted and cheered. The characters all feel like friends at this point and I hate the idea of not visiting with them again.

Reed’s strength and determination are impossible not to root for, his love for Kate and their unborn son keeps him fighting against impossible odds. Kate once again fighting her own scientific war with Reed her strongest motivation. Rachel Davis, mourning for all those she lost while continuing her fight to bring down Woods at any cost. Fitz fighting an almost impossible war on foreign soil against enemies that keep evolving into harder foes, his determination leading him and Team Ghost on. Ringgold fighting to save our country from a threat even worse than the Variants, always fighting to do what is right. These people are our heroes for good reason. They aren’t perfect, they live with regrets, but they always strive to do what’s best.

The action is non-stop, the twists and turns dizzying and this, the final ride, is the most epic ride of them all!

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🏆🎧 ABR Reviewer's Choice Award Winner

The excitement continues as Capt’s Beckham and Rachel Davis try to derail R.O.T. and self-appointed president Andrew Wood.  President Ringgold is fighting a civil war while Lovato tries to find the cure to the virus.  When everything comes together … people will die, variants will rise in their places and the civil war gets messier and far deadlier.

In Europe, Team Ghost is encountering different lethal variants and coming to terms with its new leader, Master Sergeant Fitzpatrick.  Unlike anything Fitzpatrick has seen before, his confidence nearly shattered he rallies his team and together they face the insect variants head on.

Nicholas Sansbury Smith has a knack for creating storylines that are realistic and frightening; he also has a knack for twisting raw emotion from his listeners.  This book is tying up loose ends but it’s so much more – it is a rollercoaster ride that leaves the listener reeling with shock … loss … sadness … and a few moments of Oh Hell Yeah!  There is no waffling, Smith goes for the jugular and wrings all emotions out of his listeners mercilessly.  Every single second is action-packed; it’s like Smith put everything he had into this book.  There was not a dull or slow moment to be found.

Characters were well-developed and their personalities reflective of who they were by both Smith and Pinchot.  Smith “brought it”, and Bronson Pinchot ratcheted it up with an amazing performance.   To go with the intense drama unfolding, Pinchot rose to the challenge and delivered the most powerful performance I have heard.  Each character has their own voice and personality; for some personality that oozes out of the voice – especially Wood – Pinchot set my teeth on edge each and every time with the lazy draw of Wood.

Don’t miss out!  Anyone who enjoys action, well-developed stories and characters, and zombies – this is a series to hear!

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Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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War is here!!

I don't know what to say about this book to do this justice!!! It was phenomenal. Everything I wanted and more.

It's all out war, both with the Variants and ROT! The battle for Europe is still going strong and Fitz and Apollo are knee deep in it. The Variants there are bigger, badder and harder to destroy than what they had in America, and it's all Fitz can do to keep Team Ghost alive. Meanwhile, in America, Beckham is battered and bruised but still fighting, well just about!! Horn is trying to keep Kate safe, President Ringgold is trying to hold onto her country, safe zones are allying with ROT and things look grim, especially with the Hemorrhage Virus being used against them, but nobody will go out without a fight!!!

This book just about broke me!! I was on the edge of my seat throughout and had such a hard time putting it down, but I also didn't want to keep reading because that meant that the series would end!! I wanted to devour it, but I didn't, I took my time reading it and just immersed myself in the War. I felt everything these characters felt, I cried with them and I laughed with them. I gasped, I was tense and I was terrified for them, I was completely captivated by these characters and their journeys. I'm sad to see it end, but also happy with the way it ended!! Not all the characters made it, and those that did were changed completely, but that's what makes it so good, so real!! That's what gives this series it's heart... the amazingly written characters!

The plot of this was extremely fast paced and intense!! Right from the start, we are thrown into the action of fighting the enemy, both in Europe and America. And boy does it get tense!! So many times had me gasping and going, no, no, no, NOOOO!! Then there were times where I was biting my nails and waiting to see what would happen next, and what happened next would break my heart, but other times would leave me smiling and going, yes!!!! It was an emotional rollercoaster, but so, so worth it! I want to talk about Piero, but I can't, I want to talk about Davis, but I can't, I wan't to talk about Beckham, but I can't!! There is so much I want to say, but I can't because it will spoil things.

In all, this book was phenomenal. As I said already, it was all I wanted and more! It even surpassed what I was expecting!! It was action packed, intense, an edge of your seat ride, emotional, and absolutely brilliant!! My heart has been captured by these characters and I do hope we see more from them, but if the author feels that their story has come to an end, then I'm ok with that!! Horn, Beckham and Fitz have come a long way and deserve a break ;) Fans of the series will love this because it wraps up everything perfectly.

Seriously guys, there are very, very few books that I recommend as passionately as I do this series. Go give them a go, you won't be sorry!!!

Bronson Pinchot nailed his performance. He brought this to life with the emotion he put into it. Every character has their own tone and personality and I couldn't picture anyone else as these amazing characters.

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Best one yet!

The Extinction Cycle just keeps getting better and better! This one is my favorite by far! I really like how it keeps you on the edge of your seat! Nick really makes you feel like you’re part of war. It amazes me how much the reader starts to like and dislike each character! I’ve recommended this book and series to family members and absolutely love the series!

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All It Takes Ia All You Got

I came a little late to the Extinction Cycle series but Oh Baby what a great series with action/drama and some of the worst (best) villains on Audible. Only sad part is it’s goodbye to Team Ghost & Fitzie/Beckum and my favourite of all Apollo. Long live Apollo.
Great narration by Bronson, great depth of characters. Highly recommend this series to all Post Apocalyptic fans. Ranks with the best.

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Not Disappointed!

This series has kept me entertained and I have loved every book. Nicholas Sansbury Smith rocks! Bronson Pinchot delivers every time. Thank you for the excitement.

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  • V3
  • 12-02-17

Well.......

My only disappointment with this book is that there isn’t more, I binged this book over the past 2 days

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • neil
  • 01-04-18

Mouse

What happened to the mouse Ringo? I can only hope there will be a spin off.

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  • S. Smith
  • 12-14-17

Enjoyable

I love this series, it’s well written. I think the narrator really puts a lot of feeling into the narration. He make listening very enjoyable. I wanted to keep listening to the story, but did not want it to end. The troubles of a good book!

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  • Debbie Winfield
  • 12-03-17

Fantastic

What a ride this series has been. From reading the very first book I knew I was on to a different style of an apocalyptic series. Definitely not your usual run of the mill monsters and this was completely refreshing to me. So I was hooked and quickly devoured the first 3 books in the series. Then I’ve had to wait not so patiently for the rest to be released but with each book the wait was worth it. Waiting for book 7 was no exception and to be completely honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect with War. It didn’t let me down. Straight back into the fight and I knew I was in for an amazing read. Fast paced, tense, exciting, edge of your seat reading for all of the book. No spoilers here but anyone who’s read these books knows that nobody is safe and the worst can happen. All of my favourite characters faced their worst nightmares and by the end of the book I felt like I’d ridden a rollercoaster of emotions. An excellent way to end the series but hopefully we might get some more stand alone stories set in this world. I highly recommend this book, series and anything else the amazing author has written.

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  • P. Storer
  • 02-13-18

It may not be Shakespeare but it’s a jolly good listen

Ever had one of those series of books that you go from one to the next or even worse have to wait?

Well for me this is one of them. A grizzled special forces vet out to save the world on “one last mission” Lunatic American Military and a Female scientist.

It reminds me of a series of 24 lots of plot twists most are obvious and some are from left field

Don’t let this put you off it’s great read, don’t question the science or military tactics just enjoy.

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  • Naboya
  • 01-05-18

"All It Takes is All You've Got Marine!"

Right up to the very satisfying conclusion, these books have delivered without once failing to hold interest and an eagerness for more! Although sad to have reached the end of the series, I am pleased to have discovered that there are more series and books from this author to savour.

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  • michelle
  • 12-03-17

Love this series

I thoroughly enjoyed this series. I hope there is more coming? I am sure there is still more for our characters to experience.