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Cities were crushed by the falling spacecraft, but one ship didn't crash. It remained intact and disgorged hordes of alien soldiers determined to fight to the death. The abandoned vessels also contained a wealth of advanced technology.

Led by David Levinson, the greatest minds of our world developed deadly new hybrid weapons. Bases were built on the moon, Mars, and beyond. A new generation of defenders had to be trained, for the invaders would return.

In the headlong rush to prepare, however, not everyone would survive....

©2016 Greg Keyes (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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YA Romance

If I was to give the book a letter grade, it would be a B. It's above average, but not great. I got caught up in the love life of the main characters and grew to like them, even though they were cliché. Matter of fact several of the characters had the same personality. I was disappointed that almost nothing happened with the aliens. This is a prequel, so I knew they could not invade. They had some survivors in Africa, but they were all killed off with machetes. Young people are going to go to the movie, so it fits that the book would be YA.

31 of 33 people found this review helpful

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  • Tandgn
  • Apache Junctionaz, United States
  • 06-20-16

ID4 "Crucible"

Wow! Very cool tie in between the two movies. I think it's a must read before you see the movie. If you liked the fist movie that is. It will make sense and will tie up any lose ends. Very well done, to me anyway.
It should go for an anime work up, that would be cool.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wildly entertaining

This book is a must listen to any and all Independence day fans. It successfully and wonderfully bridges the gap between the first movie and second and leaves you with just the right amount of questions to make you excited for the sequel. Well done by all

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Excellent Performance -- boring story

I have to admit that the performance was refreshing, realistic and enjoyable.... however, nothing happens in this story ... I felt like I was in a chick flick!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

As close to a real sequel to the original film as could be hoped for. Have tons of characterization and weight to events in both films

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

Must listen to if looking forward to Resurgence! Catches us up in the upcoming release!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Book!

Definitely gave insight on the next book and I liked that we know everything that happened.

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Meaningless, worthless and a complete waste of time

Be warned. This novel and narration is absolutely miserable. I am a lover of the genre, but never before have I heard a book so void of plot and a narrator so disconnected. The story provided absolutely no information that adds to the original movie story line. The entire novel is a series of introductions of childlike relationships that never develop. There is no rising action, no villian, no antagonist, no climax nor conclusion. To make it worse, the language and slang was from the wrong era and at times sounded like a cross between a Hardy Boys novel and High School Musical. Furthermore, the narrator made the characters sound like teenagers. It was simply dreadful. Get a refund. Be warned.

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  • J
  • 01-14-17

A Great Read for the Independence Day Fan

Having already seen both movies and thoroughly enjoying them both, I decided to listen to this book. It ties the 2 movies together very nicely and makes me want to go back and watch both movies again. While not a wonderful piece of literature, no science fiction is, it is very entertaining. I could not wait to get back in my car to listen to more of this book and see where the characters were gong next. I don't know what the one reviewer who said this was a chick flick was thinking. (He or she clearly doesn't like science fiction!) Take this book for what it is, pure fun and enjoyment, but if you haven't seen either movie, don't bother.

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Amazing!

I went home several times while listening to watch Independence Day Resurgence! this book gave me so much more insight regarding the characters. So glad I decided to listen.

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  • Rdbamford
  • 06-20-16

Meh

Basically a long description of what has happened since the first film and the upcoming second one. A good description, detailed, interesting, but ultimately nothing at all happens. Just a "now go see the movie" Cliff hanger. Don't waste money/credits on it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Miss Toni J Pitt
  • 06-22-16

Disappointing - avoid

What disappointed you about Independence Day: Crucible?

After reading the "Fear Saga" this felt very average in comparison, especially the story. It simply didn't offer any thrills, twists or surprises. If you enjoy teenagers going through school, falling in love and preparing for the military then this has spades of detail - but realistically feels like a simple cash in for the film. Go watch the film instead. William Hope does a decent job in narrating - it's simply the story that's lacking. Shame as this brand owes to it lots potential. Recommend avoiding, and if you haven't already look instead at the Fear Saga for your sci-fi fix.

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  • chris wasey
  • 01-24-17

good if you liked ID4 / IDR

It's all very cheesy, but still enjoyable. If you liked the films, worth a listen

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  • David Squires
  • 06-29-16

Great Listen

links the 2 films nicely, this focus on the children as they go through flight academy and try to live up to their parents saving the world.

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  • Scott
  • 06-20-16

great book

loved it great book looking forward the next book if it as good as this ill well happy

1 of 2 people found this review helpful