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The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 Audiobook

The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6: Extinction Evolution, Extinction End, and Extinction Aftermath

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Extinction Evolution

Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. While the strong return to the battlefield, the wounded are forced to stay behind on Plum Island and fight their inner demons.

Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr. Kate Lovato and Dr. Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all. But after a grisly discovery in Atlanta, Kate and Ellis realize their weapon might not be able to stop the evolution of the monsters.

Joined by unexpected allies and facing a new threat none of them saw coming, the survivors are running out of time to save the human race from extinction.

Extinction End

Almost seven weeks have passed since the Hemorrhage Virus ravaged the world. The remnants of the United States military have regrouped and relocated Central Command to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group. It's here, in the North Atlantic, that President Jan Ringgold and Vice President George Johnson prepare to deploy a new bioweapon and embark on the final mission to take back the country from the Variants.

With his home gone and his friends kidnapped, Master Sergeant Reed Beckham and his remaining men must take drastic measures to save what's left of the human race. But not everyone at Central Command has the same plan for victory. As the Variants continue to evolve, only a handful of heroes stand between the creatures and mankind's total extinction.

One way or another, the battle for the United States of America ends here.

Extinction Aftermath

Newly christened as the leader of Delta Force Team Ghost, Master Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick arrives in Normandy over 70 years after Allied Forces joined the fight against the Nazis. The war to free survivors and eradicate pockets of adult Variants and their offspring is underway by the European Unified Forces. But as the troops push east, rumors of a new type of monster spread through the ranks. Fitz and his new team quickly realize that the fight for Europe might be harder than anyone ever imagined.

Back in the States, Captain Reed Beckham and Dr. Kate Lovato are settling into a new life on Plum Island. Across the United States, the adult Variants have all been wiped out, and the juveniles are on the run. But survivors soon realize there are other monsters at home, and they may be human.

As the doomsday clock ticks down and military bases fall across the country, the human race enters the age of extinction. Will science prevail - or will mankind vanish off the face of the planet?

©2015 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    K. Dennis 04-17-17
    K. Dennis 04-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "If I have to hear "it's sucker lips" ONE MORE TIME"

    This series starts out really good, but the authors lack of variation in his descriptions of the variants and a few other terms he uses OVER AND OVER again, really got on my nerves. He needs to add more terminology to his descriptions and come out with an updated version. I had to stop half way through the series.

    I also found the lead hero character to be sooooooo manly and all powerful to the point where it became obnoxious. We get it, he is amazing, make him more human and less perfect.

    Also, the narrator made every single female character super weak and whiney sounding where I'm not sure that was the authors intent but it also came off really annoying.

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    Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States 03-01-17
    Daniel Hickory Creek, TX United States 03-01-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a 68 yo disabled veteran who was a medic during Viet Nam. I am retired and live on a lake north of Dallas, TX. I love Audible.

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    "Great reading of a good story"

    I never get tired of listening to Bronson Pinchot. He's truly a great reader. The last three Extinction Cycle books were what I thought they would be, pretty much like the first three. There were a few twists and turns to the plot, which I really appreciated. Some of my favorite characters were lost, which made me actually upset a bit. I hated it when Meg was killed, for example. I thought she would survive anything. I won't spoil the other surprises for anyone who will read these books, but I suppose when the actual survival of the human race is at stake, there will be a few losses.

    Over all, still, I fell as though I was listening to the same story over and over, in a way. It's not the author's fault, I don't think. How many ways can you describe combat? I'm a veteran and I can't think of more than one way. Chaos.

    So, I think he's done a good job over all, considering all the fighting that was done. He also dwelt a lot on the sense of failure felt by survivors. Survivors guilt is a very real thing, and again, I think most vets can relate. We don't dwell on it, so if felt a little weird to see him do so. It was in the character's minds mostly. So that was more real than not I think, and perhaps I found that uncomfortable for my own reasons.

    Overall, this was a real bargain, all three books for one credit. Couldn't beat it. Thanks to Audible for offering it.

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    HM 02-22-17
    HM 02-22-17

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    "The excitement continues!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 the most enjoyable?

    The story, action, research and performance all add up to a vivid, gripping experience.


    What other book might you compare The Extinction Cycle Boxed Set, Books 4–6 to and why?

    The Tide series, same, same great action.


    What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?

    Brings the characters and world alive, heightens the suspense.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    The kick-ass narration once again elevates this dynamic combo of military action, science fiction and post-apocalyptic mayhem. Keeps deepening the characters and scope of the series. Still my fave series of this ilk. Looking forward to more!

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    Tim apalachin, NY, United States 03-18-17
    Tim apalachin, NY, United States 03-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It's sad when an author ruins his own story "

    For the 1st 3 books a reader could suspended belief to a point. But the 4th book threw all that out the window.

    This time he put the characters is outrageously, unrealistic scenarios. Then stretchs belief beyond the breaking point when snipers who previously could not miss now miss by a fraction of a inch in order to carry the story on.

    Brave men with shotguns, at point blank range, can't hit a variant in the head.

    Where in previous battles a few defenders would repulse an attack while outnumbered, now a larger force of trained Marines succumb to a smaller force of variants even though half the variants are not fighting but rounding up prisoners.

    The most frustrating part is the description of Marines running away along with civilians in a situation where there is no where to run.

    It's terrible to see an author ruin a story in an attempt to extend it into another trilogy.

    I'm very disappointed.

    Update after Book 6: Bought the box set, books 4-6 so I went ahead and finished it. All I felt at the end.. whew, thank God that's over!

    I am definitely done with The Extinction Cycle.

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    Felicia Santa Rosa, US, Canada 06-28-17
    Felicia Santa Rosa, US, Canada 06-28-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Falls short"

    Assuming you enjoy things that make sense, this is poorly executed page filler. Sad, because the story outline is quite good.

    It's clear the author has a very shallow grasp of biology, physics and chemistry because much of the "science" around the variants is fundamentally impossible. Very distracting when words that sound like science are strung together in a vain attempt at explaining convenient and unlikely plot twists.

    Also distracting and annoying when characters keep making choices inconsistent with their personalities and past actions.

    High school level writing.

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    Steve 06-21-17
    Steve 06-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable but very repetitive"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Eh...maybe about half of it. Not a bad tale, but it gets pretty repetitive. Beckam, Tank, and crew go against overwhelming odds that no one expects them to survive, they somehow do, rinse and repeat. I got pretty tired of hearing the words "flesh" and "gore" all the time.


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    Nathan Charlotte, NC, US 06-15-17
    Nathan Charlotte, NC, US 06-15-17
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    "this entire 6 book series is off the chain"

    I highly recommend reading every one of these books they have all proven to be extremely extremely entertaining. One of the things I love most about these books is that it keeps the same characters throughout the entire series with some minor changes here and there adding some characters and characters die off excetera but for the most part the story revolves around Captain Beckham and Team Ghost.

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    Brad R. 06-08-17
    Brad R. 06-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good long book"

    great story, narration is better than the previous Extinction cycle set. can't wait to the next one

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    Deborah NEWBERRY, FL, United States 06-01-17
    Deborah NEWBERRY, FL, United States 06-01-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Top-notch military science fiction"

    I have been a big fan of military science fiction, since I discovered the Legion of the Damned series a few years ago. Extinction Cycle is a cross between a good zombie tale and military fiction. It gets a few things wrong, but the story is good enough to overcome the mistakes. Anyone who likes zombies or Delta Force will love this.

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    MARK G. 05-30-17
    MARK G. 05-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "zombie book for grown up's"

    loved it keeps you guessing and lets you get to know the characters. and makes you believe that all these could happen

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    "best ever"

    the best series ever can't wait for the next installment. keeps on getting better and evolving, and new baddies pop up all the time, just brilliant.

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  • Ka Livingstone
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    "extinction cycle 4-6"

    fast paced, detailed a rip roaring listen!!!..loved the whole series...was quite disappointed that i have to wait on thevnext book!!!!

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