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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Victor Kraus labored tirelessly as a wildlife ecologist, passionately striving to use science and reformed policies to curtail the human activities driving global warming and fueling the sixth mass extinction. When Victor realized that nothing would stop the number of species being lost to human greed and overconsumption, he resorted to using the only weapon left in his arsenal: the first mass human extinction.

A highly lethal engineered virus was developed and disseminated around the world to reduce the human population to one billion people. As the viral apocalypse detonated across the globe, the virus destroyed billions of lives and delivered fear and chaos to every corner of the earth. With the pandemic running rampant, a Montana virologist working on a vaccine, recruited an unlikely group of friends to help him hunt down an increasingly brazen Victor, stop the virus, and save what is left of humankind.

©2017 Severed Press (P)2017 Beacon Audiobooks

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Not a story element missing.

This is an interesting dystopian novel written by someone who clearly knows the insides and outsides of the topic: viral population control. The story rambles a bit sometimes, strikes me as one of those first novels by an author with a lot of potential and not quite as much polish, but all in all it has a large cast of engaging characters that converge just as you might expect in a story that really holds nothing back.

One of the best things about this book is the narration. Clean and clear in the simple narration and utterly fantastic at the character animation. Great listening experience.

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Great First Part

I liked the new take on a virus that destroys a huge part of humanity in that it incorporates current climate change and overpopulation concerns. We'll drawn characters, some good shocks and excellent narration by Kevin Theis. He does a great job of delineating characters by using slight variations of accents and voice modulation. I look forward to part 2!

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A good listen!

If you could sum up Seventh Extinction: The Genesis Project in three words, what would they be?

Interesting and thought provoking.

What about Kevin Theis’s performance did you like?

I love this narrator. He brings the story to life for me. He uses great tone and inflection, which helps keep me invested in the story.

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  • Matt W
  • Naperville, IL United States
  • 01-02-18

A great, suspenseful, listen!

What made the experience of listening to Seventh Extinction: The Genesis Project the most enjoyable?

I really enjoyed this audio book. The story is very easy to follow, and the narration is very effective. The story moves really quickly, and the narrator really keeps your attention. There’s a lot of great dramatic effect in the voice, and it’s perfect in the suspenseful moments. I was very drawn in. It was a very quick and easy listen, and looking forward to the next one by thins author. Really interesting great character development. Definitely leaves the reader/listener wanting more. I think it would make a great movie.

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Today a novel, tomorrow a headline?

A sturdy thriller with a frightening premise that would have raised my heart rate even if I hadn’t been listening to it on the treadmill. Kevin Theis delivers well-paced, energetic narration and engaging characterization, as always. This is a first novel, and that sometimes shows through, but wanting to know what happens next will keep you going … and probably coming back for the sequel this ending demands. Recommended for fans of The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton) and The Hot Zone (Richard Preston).

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  • Darren S.
  • Chicago, IL United States
  • 02-08-18

A Terrifying, All-To-Plausible Tale

Would you listen to Seventh Extinction: The Genesis Project again? Why?

I don't need to listen to it again! It was terrifying enough the first time. This story of a planned roll-out of a genocidal pandemic is way too possible and real.

What other book might you compare Seventh Extinction: The Genesis Project to and why?

Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton. Frightening, realistic, plausible.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Theis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have heard other performances, and I'm a fan. Kevin brings a high level of performance energy to his audiobook narrating. He's also amazing at laying out characters, even when there are multiple male characters. He differentiates them well and brings them to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction was more wide-eyed, with a lot of head-shaking. One man -- one man! -- could absolutely follow the madman's plan laid out in this book. With the current state of world affairs and the looseness of certain country's security arrangements, the scenario laid out here is just too plausible.

Any additional comments?

Just keep telling yourself: "It's only an audiobook!"