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They will dive, but will humanity survive?

Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier “X” Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero.

In the skies, the Hive is falling apart, but Captain Jordan is more determined than ever to keep humanity in their outdated lifeboat. He will do whatever it takes to keep the ship in the air - even commit murder. But when he learns the Hell Divers he exiled have found Deliverance, he changes course for a new mission - find the divers, kill them, and make their new ship his own. 

In the third installment of the USA Today best-selling Hell Divers series, Michael and his fellow divers fight across the mutated landscape in search of X. But what they find will change everything. 

©2018 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Lisa L
  • Allentown, PA United States
  • 05-15-18

Another awesome entry in a great series!

Captain Jordan of the Hive is treating humanity as his own personal play thing. You agree with him or you disappear. Just ask the last of the Hell Diver teams, left behind after they discovered and confronted him on some of his dark secrets. The Hive is struggling under his iron hold leaving us to wonder, without Divers how can humanity survive?

Meanwhile X, the most successful Hell Diver ever has lived on the surface with only Miles, his canine companion for company. He has barely survived for ten years after being left behind, assumed dead, an assumption Captain Jordan keeps going even though he knows differently. Rather than saving X he takes credit for the discoveries X finds as he roams the vast wastelands looking for a place to call home.

Not to be counted out, the last Hell Divers Team, also abandoned by Captain Jordan has taken flight in the Deliverance, a ship created after the Hive and more advanced. These Hell Divers are determined to find X and save the Hive from Captain Jordan, no matter the cost...

This story is full of action and thrills. The monsters scarier than ever and the challenges our heroes face larger than ever. But they are heroes through and through and they will do whatever it takes after all, they Dive so humanity survives.

If you’ve read the first two books this entry paints a bigger picture filling in some questions while revealing others yet to be answered, if you haven’t read them yet you’ll want to. This story is a must read adventure best when read from the beginning.

As always R.C. Bray does an amazing job narrating and bringing the characters to life, his voice the perfect one for a series like this one.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Best in the series so far!

In this powerful third installment of the Hell Divers series, we finally learn the whereabouts of Xavier Rodriguez and glimpse his horrendous ten-year journey on the toxic post-apocalyptic Earth. A lot of loose ends are tied up, however, a few new ones have emerged, including murderous, megalomaniac Captain Jordan of the airship Hive. He’s the perfect villain you’ll love to hate.

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Best of Three. Vote R.C.

Hell Divers isn't Hell Divers without < "X" >
I 2nd, or rather 1225th, every other positive review of Hell Divers III: Deliverance. It's a masterfully written culmination of the best themes and characters from the first two books. No filler or fluff. A highly recommended listen indeed.

R.C. Bray is a no nonsense man. Humanity can trust him. He will lead them to salvation should their Planet Earth ever become temporarily or permanently uninhabitable pending critical disaster of their making, e.g. excessive nuclear detritus, EMP rel societal collapse, degenerative genetic bio disorder or variant, etc.
Click "helpful" below to place your VOTE for R.C. Bray for Commander of Planet Earth When Sh%t Hits the Fan!

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  • Lore
  • SAN JOSE, CA, United States
  • 07-01-18

The true fate of X is finally revealed

Commander MIchael Everhart, aka Tin, isn't the first Hell Diver to be betrayed by the leadership aboard The Hive but he is determined to be the first to actually do something about it. His dive team has acquired an airship of their own, Deliverance, and they have also found strong evidence that X actually survived his fall back to Earth 10 years ago. Not only survived the fall, but apparently actually found a way to survive on the toxic surface for an extended period of time. Even if X is no longer alive the truth of what happened to him must be uncovered, so searching for that truth becomes the top priority for Tin and his team. Payback for Captain Jordan's betrayal will need to wait for the moment; however, his time will come...

Once again Nicholas Sansbury Smith keeps the story fresh and exciting by expanding our knowledge about the Earth's destruction, this time by revealing to us what happened to X after he was left behind on the surface ten years ago. Past and present story lines are woven together until they converge as Team Raptor seeks to uncover the truth about the fate of their former leader. The knowledge that X survived on the surface for an extended period of time should provide a nice dose of hope to a people that desperately need some, so Tin is determined to get the facts. Of course there are many surprises along the way as the book builds up to a confrontation that has been a long time coming. I would say that this book was the best of the series so far and despite the fact that many of the existing story lines were wrapped up nicely, a number of new and interesting opportunities also became available to be pursued in future books. If you enjoyed the first two books in this series do not hesitate to pick this one up.

R. C. Bray remains the narrator and his portrayal of X is just perfect. He definitely makes this series better and I can't wait for the next installment.

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This book sets a new standard for sci-fi writing

Melissa's Review:
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My husband introduced me to Nicholas Sansbury Smith and two of his series’ Hell Divers and Extinction Cycle. I’ve loved both. My husband and he are friends online, and he sent me a pre-edit copy of Hell Divers book 3, which was very cool! Needless to say, the series just keeps getting better and better, and I’m curious as to what’s going to happen in book 4. With the pre-edit version, I would have to say that Mr. Sansbury Smith? Mr. Smith? is a great writer. While I did find little mistakes throughout this copy, they were all minor. His writing style is great! With book 3, I like how he went back in time to explain more of X’s story while he was on Hades by himself. Thankfully, with some back and forth kind of stories, this one was easy to follow, and I didn’t have any issues figuring out what was going on. With books 1 and 2, I had listened to those in audiobook form with the great narrator, RC Bray. Love him! With book 3 and actually having to read it, I couldn’t help but have RC Bray’s voice in my head as though he were reading it to me. Lol

In the end, it took me just a few hours in total to get through book 3; it was so hard to put down.

Great author! Great series! Looking forward to book 4!

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Josh's Review
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To say that I have been anxiously awaiting this book release would be an understatement. The wait between books two and three seemed to just drag on. The wait, however, was well worth it as this entry in the Hell Divers series exceeded every expectation I had.

As is the usual, the action scenes in this book were well thought out and kept me hooked. The storylines taking place throughout the story were split up enough to keep me wanting more. That is not to say I wasn’t cursing when the story would break away to another character set, but I definitely found myself watching the clock, knowing I would be able to listen to the audiobook again once I got out of work.

One thing I noticed with this sequel is that it reaffirms the level of expertise Nick has with character development. For anyone who has read/listened to book two, they will know the character I am talking about when I say that Nick knows how to write a character that you just love to hate. If you aren’t sure, you will know who I am referring to once you’ve read the story.

Nick also keeps his skills up with showcasing various takes on human nature in this book with characters like Ty, Rodgeman, Magnolia, Jordan, X, and Katrina. Watching how each character dealt with the situations presented to them was as awesome as usual.

With this release, Nick has set a new standard for science fiction. Nick has sounded a siren alerting other genre authors as to the quality they should match or exceed in their own writing. Book three has definitely hooked me and given me the same level of anxiety/desire for book four. I will definitely be re-listening to the entire series again prior to the release of book four.

Hell Divers Three is a definite winner in the sci-fi genre. If you’re reading this review, and haven’t at least started book one, do yourself a favor and do so already. The audiobook version is brought to life by the magical narration of R.C. Bray. Bob has a way with narrating that adds something extra to an already awesome story.

If I could rate this higher than 5/5, I would do so.

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  • L.M.
  • North Olmsted, OH
  • 05-15-18

Holy Hell!

In this third installment, we learn a few shocking things, gasp for air at a few heroic stunts, cry in moments of fear and sadness and we keep turning the pages going “More….more!”. What a brilliant writing, poignant, exciting, horrifying, immersive…. stupendous. I love the writings of Nicholas Sansbury Smith. In each book he immediately immerses you. I love to love these villains and root for the hero(s) and there are plenty of both nicely fleshed out in ALL of the books. I promise you, this book, this entire series is ALL good on many different levels. These books just get better and better.

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Nasty Creatures Abound

Well, Hell Divers series is finally done..Too many critters to do battle with,, and this plus being ignored by friends has tired out the main character . Also the Hive is done, and or finally replaced with something better. However the author sets the main character on a new setting in the end, so I assume he can paddle around the dystopic globe seeking maritime adventures with probable deep sea creatures.Stay tuned for a probable new Sea monster /Hell Divers series..This may sound kinda negative but series has clever and interesting twists. Worth listening to or reading.

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always expecting more

I wouldn't call it the greatest but it's somewhat interesting really glad that that one guy is dead now because him droning on was making the book worse.

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Her Name Is Deliverance

Between books 1 and 2 gives us a break of 10 years. Books 2-3...10 days. Hell Divers III picks up right after HD II. Captain Jordan is up to his usual conniving ways as he's put together a new dive team after condemning Michael's teams as traitors.

Michael's team has control of the new air ship Deliverance...and Jordan wants it and will stop at nothing to get it. Michael's team confirms an old friend is alive and they must rescue him.

The books ends with a confrontation between two ships...two captains. Readers are not left dissatisfied by the results.

Will the sirens and other beasts, as well as a new threat play a part in this book, they take s backseat to the politico. All in all...an excellent read.

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Nicholas Sansbury Smith has done it again

All of the HD series is a thrilling ride but this one takes it to the next level. I enjoyed every minute of it. The journey of the new and old Hell Divers keeps you on the edge of your seat. RC Bray is one of the premier narrators around and he does an excellent job bringing the characters to life. If your new to Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s books do yourself a favor and check out all of what he has to offer on audible. You won’t be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne Linn
  • 07-10-18

satisfying ending

Not as good as the previous two but just in terms that thematically it covered the same ground.

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  • Kamal
  • 07-01-18

Left me hungry for more.

A great third instalment to the book series. Nicely answers the questions which were begging to be answered in the previous book. But, also makes you ask so many more.
Looking forward to the next one (I bloody hope there is a next one)

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  • LLMarketing
  • 06-26-18

Is This The End of The Line For The HELL Divers?

This has the makings of a fantastic Epic, surely they must be able to re colonise the planet again, someday, maybe. It's the third in the series, so far and the author Nicolas Sainsbury Smith a read by RC Bray, make this another of those, "I 'll just listen to 1 one more chapter until the next you look at the time, it's 3 o'clock in the morning and you need to be up at 6 am.

I thoroughly enjoy these books, especially when narrated by RC Bray, he just brings the characters to life and brings the whole story to a climax like not too many others can achieve. But a fantastic combination.

So carry on writing and narrating everyone. Thanks to Audible too.

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  • Jake
  • 06-20-18

Huge Suprise

I just finished all three books and feel empty now its over, I cannot wait for the Fourth book, Wolves, to be released in Autumn. And I hope to see an Audible version too because I won't hesitate!!! Autumn better hurry!!!!!

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  • peardrop
  • 06-19-18

to save humanity.

an amazing and imaginative story , will we be hearing more of X's story? I really hope so.

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  • Revey
  • 06-19-18

Is this the end?

Okay but too many gaps and convinces to give the story an accurate closure. The world, earth is an even more unforgiving place and our heroes seem to cope for the sake of the story line.
RA

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  • Chris
  • 06-07-18

Hopefully not the end

Very enjoyable, good story that kept me hooked, Mr Bray quailty as usual. keep writing

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  • S. Smith
  • 06-04-18

Enjoyed this book

I really enjoyed this book, I felt like it was on pre order for so long I was counting down the time until I would be able to listen to it. Of course R. C. Bray does an amazing job. I must confess that I do enjoy his voice so when I know he is going to be the narrator I know I’m going to enjoy listening to the book at least! The story did not dissapoint. I am glad the time difference was not stated in dates as sometimes I do struggle to remember the previous dates so it was told (example) 1 year and 9 months ago, made it easier for me to understand the time difference. I love miles

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  • sukie
  • 06-01-18

This continuing story does not disappoint.

this third in the series is a must. exciting new characters and development of others. If you enjoyed the first 2 you will love this one!

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 06-01-18

Intense!!

Having found out the truth about X, Michael sets off with his team, in the new ship, to find him. Both of them were abandoned by Captain Jordan and both are struggling to survive the new world they find themselves in. Can they come together before it's too late?

Wow! This book!!! Here's me thinking this series can't get any better, but yet again I'm proved wrong. This was..... I can't even form coherent words to express my thoughts!! Brilliant, exciting, intense, action packed, heart pounding, heart breaking and exceptional all come to mind. This author is one heck of a writer!!

We get to see more of Xavier and it was awesome! In book 2, he gets very little screen time and I was chomping at the bit to find out what happened him. Well here we see what his life has been like for the last 10 years and my heart just about broke!! He has survived with only a dog as a companion and his journey across America was shown to us in a series of flashbacks. It was brilliantly written and the world building was amazing. We get to see so much more of the earth now, via X and it's rife with things that will eat you!!

There were tears rolling down my eyes when Michael found out about X. You could feel his emotions and my tears were part sad and part happy for him. I loved that he set off to find him as soon as he could, and nothing was getting in his way!

Then we have The Hive and it's captain. I don't think I've ever hated a character as much as I loathe Jordan. He is the worst of the worst and with every action he does, it just made me hate him more. He just proves that evil comes in many forms.

In all, this book was amazing. I have to bow down to this author because he never fails to evoke loads of emotions from me when I read his books! Something happens in this book that crushes my heart and I didn't see it coming!! The action scenes made my heart pound, the touching scenes had me crying and all the rest had me on the edge of my seat. At one stage, I had a meeting to get to and didn't take out my headphones till the last second!! I urge everyone to try this series.

I can't wait for book 4!!!!

When you have a master storyteller, you need a master narrator to truly bring that book to life, and since we have both here, it was a winner from the start!! R.C Bray was phenomenal. His portrayal of X in this book was the best yet. I had no problem visualising him and what he was going through. Bray puts emotions behind his work and that is what makes him so successful, to me anyway!! he doesn't just read a book, he performs it.

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  • James
  • 07-02-18

Great series. definitely worth the listen

story is ok, becomes more about the people than the mysterious surface and the history. RC Bray is his usual quality

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  • Adrian
  • 06-21-18

Absolutely brilliant

absolutely loved this series, best audiobooks i own to this date. R C bray at his finest like usual, cant wait for the next installment. love your work Nicholas Sansbury Smith

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  • Kris
  • 06-05-18

One of the best series I know of!!!

As a fan of books like “Ready Player One” and “Off To Be The Wizard”, I was not sure what to expect from this title.
My mind just could not get enough!
First it was Hell Divers, then it was Hell Divers 2 Ghosts and then this awesome Hell Divers 3 Deliverance.
The only down side to this series!!!!!
I want more more more more.

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  • michael
  • 05-29-18

Good book<br /><br />

it was a good story and as ALWAYS good narration. R C Bray brings all these good books to life. well done all.

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  • Tilly Hopper
  • 05-26-18

Always a Solid listen; from start to finish.

This serious has been a great listen, Book 3 being no exception. Action, well-rounded characters, emotionally charged story with a great narrative. Can wait for the next adventure in this Distopian world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-18

Phenomenal

A great listen. Loved every minute of this book. R.C Bray is an amazing narrator and reads the story perfectly